aracauna (3084) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite frankly, I think Guinness is overrated. Donít get me wrong, itís a good beer, very much above average, but if I have the choice of the two (usually you canít find anything but Guinness and Beamish), Iíll take Beamish when Iím in the mood for a stout.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 22, 2002
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Donít get me wrong...I used to love this stuff untill I one night I had too much a puked it all over the floor...and the wall...
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and dark with an appealing creaminess. Good, but not overwhelming flavor. Makes you want to sit back and discuss philosophy in a dark neighborhood pub. Tasty and satisfying.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2005 Iím basing this rating on some pints that I had in St. James Gate, Ireland. In the USA Iíd say itís a lower, and could be much lower if old, not poured correctly and is using the wrong CO2/Nitro ratio.
smc12399 (25) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 19, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am ashamed to admit this but there was a time when I turned my nose up at Guinness. Took me awhile to acquire íthe tasteí but now that I have I am hooked. My favorite beer.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Due to its roasted character, aroma is necessarily reduced as a factor, but still pleasant if light. One is surprised by the lightness of body at first sip, even when you know it is coming ahead of time. (Too many expect Irish drys to be ímeatierí in body than they are) and roasty smooth to the palate. Not as complex a malt balance as others in this class, but a most distictive brew---unmistakable, really. Even out of a can, the pour of this brew is a wonder of Nature. This is one of those brews that you just íhave to haveí once in awhile.
HildigŲltur (5104) - KÝbenhavn, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful appearance. Black with an extremely creamy and lasting head. Great bitter tar taste. Pleasant long aftertaste. A classic.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This bitter, foaming black brew is one of the great alcoholic beverages of all time. I usually drink it by itself, but Iíve had it with hamburgers too, which worked well. Avoid the bottled version, though; it bears only superficial resemblance to the draught product.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2004 For a large volume mass produced stout, is consistent relative to other mass produced Irish style stout competitors. This beer generally gets more respect than it deserves, however it is still one of my favorite accessable stouts. Guinness for strength
Colpitts (59) - Sussex, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 14, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2003 This is great, never had any thing like it. Roasted taste, think head, goeas down easier that water, mmmmmmmmm!