RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - AUG 23, 2003
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first stout and a continual favorite. Pleasant coffee/chocolate/smoky wood taste, bitter aftertaste. FAR better on tap, good out of the pub draught can, but only tolerable from the bottle. Great slightly chilled. Good all around stout.
bswift (3) - London, Ontario, USA - AUG 22, 2003 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Guinness is my overall favorite beer. Some say it's too thick and shit like that, but I could down 15 pints in one night. I LOVE IT!
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown-to-black color, high (of course), creamy head. Cold coffee aroma, lots of roastiness and acidity. First but not the best.
SirBeer1963 (14) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This wonderful swamp water has delighted me for over 15 years and one of my favorites and I never found a frog in any bottle
McWhite (108) - Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful dark brown (dare I say black?) color with a nice thick off white head that lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass no matter how slow you drink it. Leaves a nice amount of lacing, too. It got a perfect score for appearance because I love how the nitrogen beers settle and the foam cascades to the top. Slight toasted aroma which hints at the deliciously smooth mild coffee taste. It has a bit of a bitter aftertaste which still has hints of the coffee taste to it. A good choice at a bar with a limited selection.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2003
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
motor oil appearance with a creamy head. bitter aftertaste. i'm not a fan of these kinds of beers but i must admit that mixed with hard cider, i even like this stuff.
Ungstrup (31474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2003
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A black beer with a beutiful brown creamy head. The aroma is slight - too slight - but with notes of sweetness and roasted malt. The flavor is creamy smooth with a sweet malty start and ending on a slight roasted note, that lingers a little and turns dry. Not a good stout - too thin.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2008 Best on tap, but still not bad from bottle. Thick, rich, creamy head, lasts forever. Excellent lacing. body is murky dense, deep brown. Malty, roasted aroma with chocolate and coffee. Can’t smell hops. Flavor is initally somewhat sweet, then long, sour bitter finish. But is remarkably easy to drink. Palate is creamy, oily, with no carbonation. This one goes right down and has you begging for more.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 8, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 You have to compare every other stout to this one, especially when served on Nitro. The body is lighter than you'd think, and being on nitro it's very smooth. The flavor isn't harsh like many other stouts, though it is complex and surprisingly light - and this is a very drinkable beer. It's a classic for a reason (not just for their marketing).
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2003
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Awful. I did like the nitrogen "pill" in it though. Would have been even better if that was laced with something illicit. Frankly, I find Guinness to be rather bland with just an overpowering bitterness. I still can't taste coffee in it.