Razor32 (2) - USA - APR 26, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Being from some Irish decent, I am just addicted to this stuff. One of my favorites to get from the tap. Friends dont understand why or how I like it, but they are Bush Lite fans. :(
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2008 This beer is responsible for me putting on three stones in weight when at university in the eighties. Bastard. Has an off-roasted tang to it with creamy licks. If all else fails at hotels, late bars and family parties, I’ll drink this. And smile. And drink better when I make it home.
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2004
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
black with hints of ruby around the edges nice tan head with good lasting lacing slight malt and chocolate. Was a little disappointed in this watery and not a lot of flavor and some bitterness at the end. If this was my first stout maybe I would think it is worth all the raving some give it
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2004 Nitro Draft "nellos". Looks black as night, and has a large thick nitro head. Aroma is of old bitter coffee (left over from the previous day, in a good way) and roast malt. Mmmm!!, Guinness. Body is creamy and full on the tongue but swallows thinner. Flavor is roasty, hints of bitter coffee, and a finishing aftertaste that makes Guinness the unique and enjoyable beverage it is.
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, certainly not what I expected. Doesn't mean it was bad though. Nice bitter taste came through, despite the nitro bubble and nitro head. I had it first round, but decided to pass on the second. Decent, wouldn't refuse.
bwanasafari (11) - Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA - APR 21, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Christ. Black gold. The only reason I go back to Ireland. I cant say anymore
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2004 I guess it can't be said enough. The standard in Stout. Good beer and enjoyed by most beer drinkers worldwide. Whatever.
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites. Great on tap or in the can. Not too potent, so you can usually enjoy many pints safely.
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
While not the bes stout out there this is the standard by which many are judged. Its a good beer and you can count on its quality when in an unknown pub.
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Ok it was once pretty good and the benchmark for the style. Seems to have lost some bitterness, alcohol, taste and body recently. Now brewed under licence by CUB at Yatala - uh oh, I can see the lager yeast being added right now.