shadey (2068) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2011 FROM CAN OR BOTTLE: This is an old classic. You can get it anywhere and it won’t cost a fortune. My only complaint is it is slightly more bitter than say Murphy’s Irish Stout. 6/4/6/3/15
FROM TAP: I just had this in philidelphia (December 2004) from a place (Kildare’s) certified by Guinness and it made all the difference in the world. Outstanding mouthfeel with no bitterness in the flavor. Most of the people complaining about this beer are correct in their criticism, but the stuff they served at Kildare’s was fresh and delicious. A whole ’nother world. 6/5/8/4/17
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Like drinking a glass of bread. Good mouth feel and a lighter taste than the appearnce would suggest. Creamy feel and quite enjoyable.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
CAN: Poured a nice black with a beautiful greyish head. The taste is slightly bitter, almost smoked.
boatswains (6) - USA - OCT 18, 2003 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
In 1980 I pulled into Cork and being a good little sailor I went strait to the pub. I asked for the local brew and for the first time in my life I had a Guinness. I have never had a beer moment quite like that. It was almost a religous experience. From that day Guinness has always been my favorate tap. My rating here is for Tap Guinness only. canned and bottle would rate slighty lower
NathanJ (42) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2004 Everyone already knows this one. but there is nothing else quite like a pint of Guinness after a long bike ride. bitter chololate and coffee. very good and very accessable.
rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black, with a very nice and lasting head. Nice lacing. Aroma is milk chocolarte. Flavor is chocolate too, with some bitterness. A smooth and mild stout.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - OCT 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very average dry stout...much better on tap (when served properly and FRESH). Yeah its highly overrated, but its relatively low in alcohol and possible to session unlike most stouts. Slight burnt malt flavors and watery. I hear it's much better in Dublin...myth or fact? I hope to answer that question one day.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guinness is always going to be very good. It is the stout that everything is compared to. A good stout, but a tad to bitter sometimes. cheers
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 A very strong tasting beer. May be alright bury your nose in on a cold day.Far too bitter and mettallic out of a can, is nice and creamy and very smooth draught. It is almost a meal in itself.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its true if you can find a place that knows how to treat this stout, then you are set. This is a great stout. Creamy head, and almost black in color. Well roasty balanced flavor. One of the stouts that lives up to its name.