Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on draft at Maynard's in Excelsior, MN. It came in a frosted glass (point deduction for the restaurant). It looked great - creamy head with bubbles so small it looked like whipped cream on a hot drink. Smelled OK, but totally lacked flavor. I know it is a dry stout, but for such rich mouth feel, I need more flavor.
jutuahol (189) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark in colour, nice thick beige head. Coffee-like, roasty nose. Smooth and well-balanced, medium body, coffee like and mild bitter. Aftertaste is roasty, more coffee-like and long.
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is awesome. I hate to hear people say that they have to cut guiness with a knife because it's so thick. It is so smooth and creamy and tastes lighter than most beers. Car bombs are awesome. Guinness is something I will always savor.
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
They say you taste a Gunniess with your eyes first, and that's a good thing...it is a great looking beer. It also has a silky mouthfeel with a nice roasted coffee taste. Nice subtle bite on the finish as well. I'm sure there are better, but not a b
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 Comfort food for the beer lover. Coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Sweet bitter and dry all at the same time. A feast for the senses.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
14.9 oz draught can, ½ pint glass, 42 degrees. Large, thick, creamy, tan head is completely lasting and is on a black body with ruby edges. Milk chocolate, mild coffee, roasted grain malt (Light); flowery hops (Light); oak and smoke notes (Light). Lightly sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter finish. Smokiness is much more pronounced in the flavor and is very ashtray like (gets worse as the beer warms). Medium-light body, watery/creamy texture, flat carbonation. The bottom line is: not much good going on here and it gets worse as it warms.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2005 This great beer is one of the best stouts in the world. No matter where you are now because of the invention of the widget you can always enjoy a guinness draught as long as its cold. its head aroma and unique taste pay homage to the great counrty it is from.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2004 Hard to get into anymore. The nitro kills the aroma, the palate gets thinned out, and the roastiness doesn’t hold up well. In beer wasteland, it’s ok, but too many tap spaces are wasted on this beer.
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Keg, Pasteurised. We all know what it loos like but the flavour has definitely become thinner over the years. There is still the dry, coffee like almost powdery mouthfeel. There is a treacely finish, but ultimate experience, I think not!
CEZ (412) - Milano, ITALY - SEP 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[draught] "Once upon a time, there was a black, thick, rich Irish Stout..." *sigh* I'm not really into stouts, but I do wish I had tasted the legendary Guinness of the old times I keep hearing about. The current version... well, I don't have much to add to what has already been said about this beer. Appearance is almost perfect. Smells (but a bit too vaguely) of coffee and roasted grains. Refreshing, slighly bitter and acidic; rather thin on the palate maybe, but the aftertaste is nice. Event not considering the huge marketing hype, a Guinness on tap is still a nice choice.