GiddyBoy (117) - USA - OCT 24, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2008 Very nice. Itís darkness is deceiving. You think it will be very heavy and overpowering, and it is smooth and smoky. Itís taste is very satisfying, and it has a sour aftertaste that doesnít really bother you. I havenít had the draft yet, so I was in no way disappointed. The Guinness canning procedue is quite unique and leaves you wondering: Just what is that ball thing???
TChrome (1442) - Bedford, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a nice stout and incredibly
accessible. I have always though Guinness
has a good flavor, but is kind of thin on the palate.
Nice roasted malt flavor with no evidence of any hops.
faulstich (25) - Davis, California, USA - OCT 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great looking stout - what pours better from the can? You feel like youíve eaten a meal afterwards. If youíre going to have more than one beer, have this one last. You wonít want a weak one afterwards and you probably donít want two of these!
Void42599 (5) - USA - OCT 22, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the Best looking Beer I have ever seen. Lovely Mixed Brown as poared seperating to a great Black Brew with a White Head. I love to poar this fast, just to watch it better. And the Taste, Beyond Belief. I Wish it was a bit cheaper, but still worth every penny of the price.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
And to think I started brewing stouts. Mine are much
better--Nice creamy looking head. Bitter and harsh initial
flavor. Weak. Has the taste of the most disgusting
instant coffee you have ever had in your life. After the
assault on the taste buds, it actually finishes nice--not sure
if that is by design or if it because my tongue has been
burned off. My recommendation, have a good American
stout if you want a stout. If you want an Irish beer, drink a
Harp. You at least wonít be wasting any money. Better yet,
if you want an Irish dry stout--try Murphyís. Itís not that great,
but at least they donít pretend that it is.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 Bottle. Pours sparsely light-penetrable black. I sense some toasted barley in the aroma. Off-white head dissipates minimally, clings. Nice zingy mouthfeel. Definite cocoa undertones. Crisp malty bite. Keeps me interested. I must say, this beats the living crap out of their Extra Stout.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque brown black with a creamy looking medium size and long lasting beige head - I like the way the head colour changes from brown to beige. Full bodied but not quite as full or as smooth as the draught - draught. Mild smokey bacon, chocolate, coffe and roasted malt aromas. Medium bitter sweet roasted malt and coffee flavours. I decided to use most of the can in a beef casserole.
rolo99 (29) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Easy to drink, and much more satisfying than American piss beers.
notalush (5279) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
People seem to forget that this beer really does deserve to be one of the most loved beers in the world. Itís not the greatest stout, but there is something about it that feels comfortable, like an old blanket.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2003 Now this is the ultimate in a draft. Excellent head, a very distiguished and bold taste. I could drink this night and day...oh wait..i already do! RERATE 01/08/03: OK...after getting a couple pints of this in me at Dick"s Last Resort in San Diego, because my friends thought it would be funny as hell to get me drunk, ive got to re-rate this downward a bunch. As my palate has developed the sweet malts here have just died down. Good appearance..nice body, but thin mouthfeel and little aroma bring this one down.