jgb9348 (5008) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Always completely opaquely black in colour. Not much smell...but completely balanced from the subtle taste and great flavour. The de facto standard of stouts, and always perfect from the can with the always amazing widget!
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2008 A great creamy roasted beer. The stereotypes are wrong, this beer is light and easy to drink despite its dark color.
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
What can you say about the way Guinness pours? The cascade is a sight to behold. Has a heavy palate, a coffee-like aftertaste. I found the taste a little watery. Dry stouts are not really my bag.
BeerManDan (21) - Houghton, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes like coffee. And the Head! Almost as much as I get! Takes like a half hour for it to go down enough to drink it. Good beer if you like the thick dark full flavored beers. I’ll stick with my watery lights though.
tex (52) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful looking pour. Very smooth and thick to drink. You need to try it just to know what to judge others around.
Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2003 Smooth. The only thing I can add to this beers review is that this beer really sets light in the stomach. It’s not a heavy beer in reality just in appearance and flavor
soulfly967 (5) - Zelienople, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably the best beer on the planet.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Tasted in the Irish Stout Vertical on St Patty’s Day 05
Thick creamy head, watery palate, light roast, nutty acidity, thin body. Not much of anything anymore. The can has a bit more acidity than the bottle but both are rather unimpressive. Rerate from a 3.5 overall.
Archimedes99 (27) - Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I prefer it to the Guinness Original in the bottles. The taste is almost negligible, but it seems fresher in a way. Every can opened is like a reunion with an old friend. Pours with a beautiful head and dark appearance. The nitrogen widget put in the cans makes the complex aroma more apparent. The flavor carries notes of coffee and chocolate and always goes down smooth and nice. The bitter aftertaste, although enjoyable, can sometimes be so persistent that it is bothersome (particularly after a night of drinking several of these). An excellent beer that I will always favor.
Nezhy99 (5) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
The ONLY stout. Even better when tasted in Ireland. I gotta get back there!