BeerSurfer (27) - Powell, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught can) Black-brown stout with nice creamy head. Love to watch it settle. Malty and fruity aroma. Malt taste is smooth, but not complex- reminds me of iced coffee. Enjoyable malty, bitter aftertaste.
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle w/ widget, 4.2% ABV. Classic black stout with a tinge of red. Creamy white/beige head with dense lacing. Has a sweet caramel-like nose of toasted malt. The body is watery and a tad weak. It tastes slightly acetic and almost salty with notes of burnt malt and coffee. The coffee flavours carry through into the bitter finish.
Cashazza (217) - Morganville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I love Guinness Extra Stout, but the stout version is just water -- even compared to american standard! It's Okay and definitely not offensive or anything, but very thin and not what I was expecting. Nice appearance, but lacks the flava lacks character.
buzzmccoy1 (10) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best pouring beer in existence. The taste of woods can sometimes be overpowering, but always full of flavor. Definitely one of my favorites. Mucho bitter.
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2012 This beverage from the tap is outstanding. The dark black color and head are perfect when poured properly. The head is creamy and you wish would never go away. This drink could be the perfect beer/stout. I have had many of these. They all have been very good. The Guinnes is smoother and a more creamy head. On a recent trip to Ireland in March I was able to get a tour of St James Gate Storehouse. This is a worthwhile stop for all beer/stout lovers. The Gravity Bar on the seventh floor has a 360 degree panarama view of Dublin and plenty of Guinness.
Fixer808 (10) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hey hey, my my, Guinness Stout will never die... Sorry for the Neil Young, but this is without question the greatest stout in the history of man. BUT... only if you get it in a pub in the UK. The exported versions don't stand up to the trip too well, but if you're lucky enough to go to the UK (or live there!)then you're in for a treat.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
what's the deal with the variation in this beer? draft and bottles/cans with nitrogen, bottled, foreign extra, 20 odd different recipies worldwide, how can one even rate it? the most popular version, draught guinness, is an uneventful, dark watery overchilled experience. funny seeing 10 lagers and this on tap. like the a-z of mediocrity
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Heinz Field - Pittsburgh, PA] A beautiful roasted aroma. Rich black coloring with a thick dirty tan head. Initial taste of chocolate, coffee and malt with a slightly bitter aftertaste, but not too strong. There is nothing more beautiful than watching a freshly poured Guinness settle. The swirling creamy tan color as the head gets smaller and smaller and the black of the stout gets bigger in the glass. [[RE-RATE 3/26/05]] - The more I have this beer, the less I like it. It just does not taste good at all. It is not bad, but I have just found other stouts that are much better.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice dark color with aromas of roasted malt. Nice chocolate mouth with just enough bitterness.
mf82 (1) - USA - DEC 16, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
yum yum i just love the taste of it, and its irish. what more could you want from a beer?