desurfer (1253) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 After much beer experience, I have come to learn that Guinness is not the pinnacle of stouts. Nonetheless, it is smooth and good drinking, and will always have a place in my heart. It's one of the beers that opened my eyes to the world of good beer.
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice big creamy head with great lacing. Nose is sweet and enjoyable. Body is obviously dark and thick. Taste is very creamy and rich with a slightly bitter and hoppy finish. Drinks like a meal. I hope I can have this pumped to me one day.
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Excellent head as in the pub draft. Settles nicely to a thick creamy head which lasts the duration. Slight coffee and malt aroma as well as taste. Nice dark brown/black in color. Is a little bit thinner than what I remember. Says to drink straight from the bottle which is a sin since half the enjoyment is watching the settling. A good stout which I would consider to be on the lighter side.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mmmmm... I love going to my favorite version of a Irish pub (N. Illinois ratebeerians send me an message and I'll tell you where) and trying a tapped Guinness. I love it if the bartender knows how to draw it in to the glass. A must try for any Irish dinner.
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2003
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much to smell here. ;) But such an easy drinking sweet smooth beer. Lovely head, more lovely with the shamrock. Not the stout with the most character, but I am always glad to drink it.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
You know, nothing can beat an ice cold Guinness. It should be listed with the top ten stouts ever made. A nice thick creamy brown head that lasts, almost jet black body with a rich flavor! It is just plain good.
butrain (14) - USA - FEB 4, 2003
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is really good stuff. "liquid bread" is how I've heard it described. Granted, in the bottle, it can't be that thick, but it's still good. Tastes like a cold coffee. For someone who can't get the original, this is still pretty good.
flemdawg (543) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
An excellent brew. It just looks almost too good to drink, but you know you need to. Dark color with a magnificent head. Feels good all the way down. I haven't had any other Irish stouts, but this is a pretty good one, and should be tried by everyone at least twice.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting pouring experience - following instructions on can, goes into glass dark with the foam rising and remainder settling; then almost an illusion that the bubbles are falling, fooled several folks that observed. Strange. When the show is over, this is a decent stout to drink; Smooth and creamy with nice chocolate/coffee hints.
JFGrind (1918) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice stout on its own, however I use this mostly to make black and tans with macro beers sitting in my fridge too long.