stormking (23) - Cuddy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am so pleased that such a good beer is as widely available as it is. I am genuinely disappointed when I sit down in a restaurant and they donít have Guinness on draft. You must witness the pour of a guinness. As it settles, it mesmerizes. (I especially like when the lass pouring puts a heart or shamrock on the amazingly light colored head. Coffee and chocolate flavors are apparent. I actually like the low alcohol content, because that means I get to drink more of it. Good with any food from appetizers to dessert. Just a great beer.
hoebag99 (4) - USA - AUG 23, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as good as the stuff out of the tap in London. Still has that great character that is all about Guinness.
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2004 However I favor belgian ales, this one sure is a good stout. Beutifull appearance, nice bitter taste. Palate is a big minus.
Rerate 13/3/2004; Nice aroma of roasted malts -coffee. Taste is strong coffee malty again, quite bitter and very dry. Very decent brew.
KŚstŚ (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 22, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Leather tarish aroma. It tastes medecine, tobacco and tar. A slightly bitter finish. It is special and get points for originality.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2003 This sure beats the hell out of the bottled draught. I have yet to find a beer that is quite as phenomenal in appearance as this beer. The gorgeous frothy white head and unique cascade of nitrogen on the side of the pint are really unbeatable. I am honestly not too big a fan of the flavor and palate on this beer (an almost average linear dry stout, with a slightly unpleasant bitter) but the "presentation," if you will, sure bumped up my overall impression.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Good, but not great. I prefer the extra stout in a bottle. I can't seem to find a good pour of this on tap. Even my local pub that proclaims it has "the perfect pint" can't seem to pour me a glass of this or Bass without a bitter edge.
Maybe I'm unlucky, but I'll try this in the bottle too.
ddipaolo (26) - USA - AUG 17, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Guess Iím just not a stout fan. Itís definitely a heavy beer, but to me itís just way too bitter - taste resembled that of burnt bacon.
Panzuriel (1299) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nothing is cooler than watching a draft Guinness settle. Nothing in the world of beer, that is.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Okay, please know that I am horribly addicted to this stuff, so my rating is somewhat biased... on draft, this stuff is unbeatable for its availability and its consistency. thank the irish gods for guinness!