CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I must say I was a little disheartened by these phrases imprinted on the bottle: "Serve Extra Cold" and "Drink straight from the bottle." Nonetheless, I poured it into a glass around 50F. This has one of the best heads anywhere, but the body is far too thin to be considered stout. It does have a pleasant roasted character, though. Very comparable to the can version, and not too far from the tap version.
chong (10) - Ligonier, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best beer i drank on my 21st birthday, worth the hype.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic cascade effect as it settles, great creamy thick beer, the basis for all others. Much better draft than in the bottle, but those widget cans arenít too bad...
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 22, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
the mother to all beers my friend. creamy. dark. lovely aftertaste and a supreme taste of the stout.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
11/17/02 Fairly simple nose of dry coffee grounds and arid sweetness. Sweet dusty dry coffee with a little roastyness and some cold coffee bitterness on the sides of the tounge. Overatted but still has a soft spot in my heart. Starting to notice an interesting whisky note. 3.2 rerate Had this one a few times since rateing it. Traces of sour milk are nearly unavoidable. Fairly inconsistant (dont know if its the beer or the shipping, my guess is the latter) each pint seems to either be dry coffee with some roastieness or and emphisis of a subtle cocolat cherrie sweetness however both are overshadowed by a thin bodied acridness. I know its for the better, but before ratebeer I liked the stuff alot and it was easier to find, would I go back? Never.
markymark (82) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad......but Iím not really a dark beer fan, this is a little too thick for my liking.
Gladiator99 (6) - Lancaster, - DEC 22, 2002 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Have to give them a good rating as they have recently treated me to free biros and beer mats! A perfectly poured Guinness is a fine sight indeed. The Republic of Irelandís gift to the world.
bugbbq99 (19) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Itís Guinness and itís good. Itís a meal in a bottle. íNuff said.
LadyBeerLover (70) - Benton, Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
a lot of people rated can better i found bottle better...still strong..but tastes ok..specialy for someone who dont care to much for darks.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2003 Much better than the bottled variety. Great appearance. Lasting stiff tan head. The visiual aspects dont get any better than this beer. On the aroma and flavor side, aroma was light and malty. Palate still dissapoints. Taste was ok with the coffee and toasty taste. Not my favorite but I can see why it has it followers.