mogo (38) - California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alright, I admit it took time to educate my palate to the goodness of Guinness. Two years of drinking black and tans and I was riding without the training wheels. Full of flavor, rich and hearty ... if itís on tap, Iíll drink it anytime and anywhere.
puc86 (19) - USA - OCT 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
So close yet so far away. This looks like Stout, smells like Stout, but tastes like water. There is nothing special about this beer sans the nifty use of technology known as the widget. If only nitrogen could add flavor along with head.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It is a smoother version of Guinness with a lighter more watery taste. The widget does a decent job of keeping the brew carbonated though trying to get the widget out of the bottle is a hassle (note-i had nothing better to do and was curious).
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 Very nice. Itís darkness is deceiving. You think it will be very heavy and overpowering, and it is smooth and smoky. Itís taste is very satisfying, and it has a sour aftertaste that doesnít really bother you. I havenít had the draft yet, so I was in no way disappointed. The Guinness canning procedue is quite unique and leaves you wondering: Just what is that ball thing???
TChrome (1418) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice stout and incredibly
accessible. I have always though Guinness
has a good flavor, but is kind of thin on the palate.
Nice roasted malt flavor with no evidence of any hops.
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great looking stout - what pours better from the can? You feel like youíve eaten a meal afterwards. If youíre going to have more than one beer, have this one last. You wonít want a weak one afterwards and you probably donít want two of these!
Void42599 (5) - USA - OCT 22, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the Best looking Beer I have ever seen. Lovely Mixed Brown as poared seperating to a great Black Brew with a White Head. I love to poar this fast, just to watch it better. And the Taste, Beyond Belief. I Wish it was a bit cheaper, but still worth every penny of the price.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
And to think I started brewing stouts. Mine are much
better--Nice creamy looking head. Bitter and harsh initial
flavor. Weak. Has the taste of the most disgusting
instant coffee you have ever had in your life. After the
assault on the taste buds, it actually finishes nice--not sure
if that is by design or if it because my tongue has been
burned off. My recommendation, have a good American
stout if you want a stout. If you want an Irish beer, drink a
Harp. You at least wonít be wasting any money. Better yet,
if you want an Irish dry stout--try Murphyís. Itís not that great,
but at least they donít pretend that it is.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 Bottle. Pours sparsely light-penetrable black. I sense some toasted barley in the aroma. Off-white head dissipates minimally, clings. Nice zingy mouthfeel. Definite cocoa undertones. Crisp malty bite. Keeps me interested. I must say, this beats the living crap out of their Extra Stout.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque brown black with a creamy looking medium size and long lasting beige head - I like the way the head colour changes from brown to beige. Full bodied but not quite as full or as smooth as the draught - draught. Mild smokey bacon, chocolate, coffe and roasted malt aromas. Medium bitter sweet roasted malt and coffee flavours. I decided to use most of the can in a beef casserole.