BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Actually, not a bad little stout. The nitrogen charge gives it a very creamy look and mouthfeel. It's mild, not very overwhelming and rather simple, but still very good. I like the creamy head and mouthfeel. Tastes a lot like a Starbucks double latte, to be quite honest. It's good, though. Certainly those with their noses up their, um, in the air aren't going to find this to be a first-rate beer, but it's still damned good. Certainly, IMHO, the best of the "common man's" beer (OK, I guess my nose is up there as well!)
KalleBass (18) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Well, this is simply one of my favourites! (a piece of art when served in Ireland, as close as possible to St Jamesīs Gate..;) Beautiful thick, creamy head. Chocolate aroma with some coffee flavour. Dry, longlasting finish.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
The extra stout was way better. This came off watery and dry. Nitro is no good. But still, this is guinness....
gjamieson (80) - Canton, Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After sampling other stouts, Guinness comes up a little short, but it's still a classic, and as the last post says, it's a great alternative when you're out and want something else besides the usual piss-in-a-glass. The sea of black and the creamy head are always a standout.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guinness is a classic. Served throughout the world and is always a great beer on tap in the sea of Busweiser and Miller tap handles. Great looking beer. Only downside is the lack of much aroma.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 24, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2003 If you like coffee and cream, you'll like Guiness. Pours to a very nice, creamy head. The Irish know what they're doing; this is good stuff.
Update: Had this on tap in Bermuda (from Ireland?). On tap, it is a COMPLETELY different and better beer. From the nitro can, all you get is a coffee flavor. From the tap, it is a rich, creamy brew, with complex notes. Chewy, with a great, thick finish.
jtribe21 (21) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black-like appearance, full of taste. If you like coffee, give this a try. Had a creamy-like taste.
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2003 Used to be a favorite of mine. Easy to drink, smooth and soft. Lacking a bit in flavor, almost watery. Best on tap, and unfortunately is often the best available beer at many bars. Rerate: on second thought, this beer, especially on tap, seriously lacks in flavor and aroma, very weak. Very overrated.
Hansen (7441) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Soft and dark. Better than the normal bottled Guinness. For me it's the old father of stouts.
Holdwine (1124) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always a pleasant drink. Especially when served correctly. Pitch black pour, mustache soaking head. Smooth, mocha flavors. You can drink so many of these. Just order your next one when your current one is half full.