Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A St. Patty's favorite, Guinness is a respectable stout, if overrated. No beer tops its black, frothy-headed appearance. However, this beer consistently lacks carbonation and complexity. A good choice when faced with Budweiser swill, but pales in comparison to American craft-brewed stouts.
Shag (2717) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2003 Guinness is still a good beer for me but its not as great as I once thought. I still enjoy one when it's poured correctly and served at the correct temp. Appearance is excellent and maybe none better. Flavor is somewhat bitter with a fairly weak mouthfeel. This beer will always be a classic to me but its no longer a favorite. I still have no problem having one and will continue to do so. A good intro into the world of good beer.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2003 (Can) Lots of toffe on the nose. The palate is very light in body and filled with flavors assosiated with pasteurization. The finish is light dry and full of coffee. I wonder what this beer would be like if it was unpasteurized, unfiltered, and bottle conditioned. I hate nitro beer
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 I'm afraid my opinion of this is kind of low. Amazing creamy head and lace and color(totally opaque). But the flavor is kind of generic and bland. Very suitable for the masses' consumption.
8/04 - my how times change. This has turned into my favorite session beer. great roastiness and slightly coffee flavors. crips, smoothe, thick, creamy. its just a swell beer.
jazz88 (2625) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The familiar solid black color with a creamy brown head. Just a hint of roast and coffee. Smooth and creamy but not much flavor, which is maybe why this is a stout so many people can stomach. A bitter finish.
dI5tIL (15) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Is the standard by which stouts are measured, but it is not the be all end all.
OlDirtyBrewer (11) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mess with the best, die like the rest. In my humble opinion, this is the standard for dry stout. Creamy and roasty, it is consistent all around. I had the priviledge of going to the brewery in Dublin and there is nothing like having a pint straight from the source. Slainte!
cornhusker01 (76) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 3, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
There is nothing like seeing a pint of Guinness coming out of the tap, the brown haze a mixture of foam and beer separating just in time for your first sip. The creamy texture is well matched by the bitterness. This is one of the beers that will be gracing my bar for years to come.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2006 Standard draught (aus version) tasted on tap 1-Mar-03. Pure black body with a creamy tight white head. Not much aroma apart from a hint of coffee and chocolate. Lovely creamy mouthfeel, very thick body. Flavours of sweet malt, burnt coffee and a hint of chocolate. Not much hop presence. Great for session drinking, well priced too. (Previously 3.5) Re Rate (23/6/06, UK Version, "Extra Cold@): Same appearance, very lacking in aroma. Sweetish milk-like notes in the flavour, with a touch of roast. Pretty boring.
Diablokev (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is a burnt coffee like waft. The appearance (it's not like I really need to tell you but... It's pitch black with a creamy white head. The flavor is of coffee, and has a bit of a alcohol bite. The beer is thick and creamy. Overall a nice stout