JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Instructions on the bottle say to drink from the bottle, so a high appearance rating isnít appropriate as you canít see much of what is inside. Some coffee aroma, and also in the flavor. Next time I will buy the can and pour into a glass instead.
cckevin (42) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 I will have to re-sample this, but my memory of this beer is summed up in 2 words:Burned Chocolate.
Update: On tap, out of bottle or can. Nice "standby" beer. Love watching the nitrogen pour! Best paired with chocolate.
lachdanan (9) - Tipton, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thick as all hell, but that is a part of it. It has a really nice taste though and I love it with Irish Car Bombs.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best example of the style. Definitely the tap version in the USA are different than their counterparts in the UK or Ireland. Nitrogen makes this beer almost lighter than air and incredibly creamy. Pronounced bitterness from black and roasted malts, good body from flaked oats perhaps?
seven7dust (11) - Missoula, Montana, USA - FEB 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tastey tastey stuff. Recommend it anytime...just dont drink it straight from the can. don't try to get drunk off of a bunch of them either...each one is a meal.
JPDIPSO (5045) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque with a tint of chestnut on the edges. Creamy tan head. Roasted barley, with a hint of sourdough and touch of sorghum aroma. Light smooth feel, that ends up watery. Light roasted bitterness with a hint of sweetness. Much prefer the original bottleor the draught of years gone by.
ultrasonix (15) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
While its being poored its like watching a beautiful girl stripping for you as u know what your going to get afterwards... I just sit and lick my lips as the head settles, there is nothing better than this on the earth. The first sip is heaven on earth.
Incarpathia (21) - Edmonds, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
While there's no comparison to Guinness on tap (love those storm clouds), the bottle version is an ok alternative. I'd much rather find a pub with it on tap, however. . .
NJBeerLover (6) - USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as good as if you walked in an pub in dublin, slapped a pound on the table, and asked for a glass; but definitely a wonderful stout classic. This is certainly a beer staple and no beer fanatic should be without the occasional glass of it.
johans (36) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks great black with the milkshake head. Still, I prefer beer with regular carbonation. It's a good stout nevertheless.