jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think if I had rated this several months ago I might have had a slightly higher opinion of this. This is a very thick creamy and slightly roasted in flavor, but lacking enough hop bitterness for my continually developing taste buds.
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2002
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2007 Rerate: I just read my original view. My tastes have grown since my first test, and I find it even more vile now. I really canít drink this. It is absolutely shocking that this bland nitro-ed-up rubbish scores higher than some really decent cask ales. It doesnít even look like beer
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Admit the can is a downer, but nothing beats the taste of a freshly pured guinness on draft. AHHH! One of my favorite stouts! I love enjoying this stout with loaf of hot soft italian or french bread and a hot bowl of of oyster or clam chowder. I especially love to drink a nice guinness in the fall months. Glad they created the can to give the everyday person a chance to have a guinness without going to the pub.
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2003 This is so good! I guess it is the best looking beer i know, and the taste is allmost as good.
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
If I had a time machine, do you think that I would go back and stop Hitler? No. Would I take the opportunity to meet Christ? Probably not. I would, however, stop the creation of nitrogen cans. Basically, what you are doing is drinking a flat beer with a hell of a head. Guinness is no exception. The flavor is still fabulous, but the mouthfeel and palate are horrible. I would rate the palate lower than í1í if that was an option. Still, itís Guinness, and how can you stay mad at the one you love?
Philosopher99 (24) - arnold, Maryland, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I tried this once, and didnít know what the fuss is about. Tried it again, and thought I might like it in the future. Then a third time, and well, I really enjoyed the smooth (watery) texture. Now Iím somewhat hooked and am going to try some more stouts.
ludi (32) - Reston, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Guiness is gold. Somebody tell me otherwise. Rich, creamy, and delicious. Full of character without being overbearing. I think Iíve found my true love.
pivo (2561) - GERMANY - AUG 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Once you get through the thick, frothy tan head that doesnít quit, there is a nice malty, roasted aroma. The taste is crisp and bitter, with coffee-like tones. Kinda thin body though. Classic and very enjoyable.
Schy (5) - Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2002 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is an Irishmanís everyday stout. My friends and I drink so much Guinness that we decided to buy it by the keg from now on. Having Guinness on-tap in the house is great!
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - AUG 3, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Finally, I get to drink this from the tap. Very nice aroma... I could smell it before the waiter sat it on the table. I felt the stronger aroma was the big difference between this and the bottled draught version. I like the extra stout better, but this stuff is great!