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 I’m basing this rating on some pints that I had in St. James Gate, Ireland. In the USA I’d say it’s 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 ’the taste’ 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 ’meatier’ 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 ’have to have’ once in awhile.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, 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 I’ve 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!
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of if not my favorite beers. Its always smooth & creamy. this beer is like heaven on my lips. i can’t get enough of it sometimes. the way it goes down is like none other
pilsnerrogge (2488) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, creamy head. Smooth, soft flavour.