pfhyde (59) - Davis, California, USA - JUL 20, 2003
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
My comment is for the draught version of this beer, sold in the market place in six packs with the so-called "widget" in the can or bottle. Guinness in the pint bottles is much, much better. The drought version is, in a word, flat.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Poured an opaque black body with the typical cascading creamy, tan head. Lots of lacing.
Not much in the way of aroma except for a bit of chocolate and malt.
Thin, malty stout. Some roasted flavors there too but not much.
Smooth, thick palate.
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Plain slightly roasted creamy aroma. Watery mouthfeel and a minor stout taste. I used to like this one alot more. I had a liter of this, and it only got better when i dropped a shot of Jameson and Bailey's into it and slugged the last third.
FlacoAlto (4127) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2003 This is the nitro bottle version. Very smooth tasting almost creamy, a bit of roastiness. Overall very clean and not too exciting. Carbonation is very low, and it this beer makes it seem a bit too thin. Much better versions of Guiinness exist, the Belgian version is awesome.
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 17, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro-can: Not as flavorful as the Extra Stout, but is incredibly smooth and reminds me of iced coffee for some reason. Decent roasted malt taste, not quite as bitter as Guinness Extra Stout.
EKGoldings (627) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2003 I've had it in Ireland and 4 other countries. On tap and in the draught bottles or cans, a nice beer with toast, chocolate, and grain flavors. Just the right amount of kettle hops. A lively acidity coming from the dark roasted grains and separate acid ferment. A balanced and not too strong beer that you will see grannies drinking in Ireland. Bravo!
vip3r (6) - CANADA - JUL 16, 2003 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a classic beer! A great taste and an amazing presentation. This beer is better on tap than in the can but I still drink Guinness anyway I can as much as I can :)
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2005 Nice creamy head, which leaves a fince lacing on the glass and dissipates slowly. Very attractive beer, that is black as night with an off white head. Goes down perfectly smooth, and is much less dry than the extra stout, but does not lose that great taste, of roasted barley, and a rich coffee taste that ends nice and bitter. I instantly fell in love with this beer!
tmhst30 (10) - Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2003
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
The quality of Guinness is largely dependent on the bar in which you drink it. I've had good Guinness and bad Guinness. However, I don't like the lack of flavor in this beer. Also, I've never enjoyed it as a session beer without waking up with a massive hangover in the morning.
minguimore (17) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is completely diferent if you try it on tap and the barman is good, that´s why some people say that it is better in ireland. If everything is ok it is a great stout with a nice bitter taste. The bottle version loses all its wonderfull flavour that´s why some of you rate it so badly.