skortila (4505) - 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.
Kåstå (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 I’m just not a stout fan. It’s definitely a heavy beer, but to me it’s just way too bitter - taste resembled that of burnt bacon.
Panzuriel (1308) - 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!
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2005 Guinness has a damn good balance between macro-brewing and quality. Probably the best. The draught is most definately the best of the 3 types I have tried (can, bottle, on tap). I actually first tried this at a pub in fort Louisbourg when I was wayyy under the legal age to drink. Black, with everlasting creamy white head, always the "perfect pint". Mild smokiness, smooooooth mouthfeel, My session ale of choice.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It may sound odd to all the stout drinkers out there, but my favorite form of Guiness so far is in the draught can at near freezing temperatures. Very impressive with lots of body and flavor. In all fairness though I think I need to give the draft another try because I believe the Keg was nearing its 10th day of use because what I tasted wasn’t the way Guiness is supposed to be. I even enjoyed this drink in its Irish Car Bomb variation (boilermakered with Irish Whiskey and Bailey’s).