JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2005 The classic stout. Jet black in colour with that gorgeous tan coloured head that lasts and lasts. Smells of bitter hops and dark molasses. Very full and creamy in the mouth with taste of dark malt, coffee, chocolate, and a short hoppy finish. Iíve never had this as cold as Guinness recommends, I think it would have much less flavour at 6 degrees than what I usually have.
BeerandBlues2 (11837) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black brew wirh a lasting tan head and fair lacing. Rich, dark coffee aroma. Extremely bitter, yet smooth flavor; tastes of iced coffee. Creamy on the palate and it does not sitck around much.
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black, with a thick, creamy, long lasting head. Aroma of toffee and roasted barley and malt, with no hint of hops. Slightly sour taste, with a nice hop bitterness and a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel, with very low carbonation. Tastes similar to an Irish Stout or an English Porter.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
For a mass produced stout it's not bad, but I usually drink this in pubs where the only other choice is Carling or Fosters.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught bottle, but poured in a glass against recomendations on lable. Near black with a big creamy, nitro induced head that remained untill the last sip. Much of the same aroma and flavor notes as the Extra Stout but on much lighter level. Very watery yet slightly creamy mouth feel. Overall not bad, but not good. I'd grab an Extra Stout over this if I had to choose a Guinness.
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From tap. Appearance is really nice. Heavy black, with a creamy brown head. Body is watery. Taste is pretty bland, with a strange bitterness and staleness. Remember this to be way better, so I guess I will rerate it soon.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2004
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
alk about boring. First time I've seen the Guinness Draught nitro-bottle so I thought I'd give it a try. I want my $1.50 and five minutes back.
Appearance? Donno, other than the bottle. It's plastic coated, so a bottle condom that states you shouldn't pour it into a glass but drink it from the bottle. Um, okay.
Smells was faint at best considering I'm sniffing through the hole on the top. There is almost no carbonation to this so there was nothing to bring the scent to the top.
Tastes, well, like regular Guinness, only more watered down. Okay, take a regular Guinness with about 1/4 in the glass and add water. yeah, that's it.
Mouthfeel *was* like water. Nothing there. Almost zero carbonation.
Drinkability scores only slightly higher because at 4%alc and little flavor, you could easily drink butt-loads of this and not realize you've had a single beer.
JdoubleyouS (82) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Easily one of the best beers on earth. Just looking at the picture makes me want one.
80skid (65) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad at all. Had the bottle with the nitrogen ball in it. Tasted creamy and very bold, almost like chocolate. Has a little bit of a hard aftertaste but still not a bad beer at all.
sdfink (30) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 4, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy bitter taste. Full boided with long lasting foam head. Taste of burnt coffee.