Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
The dark color belies how light this beer really is. A mild bitterness and somwhat thin body are masked by the gimicky nitro draft system. Give me my Real Ale!!! Still, this is the bar by which others are measured and it is well brewed by whatever contract brewer Guinness is using these days, so I will give it a few marks for that.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like this better than Guinness I have had from a bottle or on tap. This is so smooth. The most amazing thing was the head, creamy, half-inch, lasted all the way down. I am impressed.
wienerherb99 (21) - Wien, AUSTRIA - AUG 28, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
still best on tap in Ireland, and not too cold ( forget the ice cold version ).
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had to give it a 4 for appearance b/c itís darker than mud. :O) Good for a macrobrewed beer of sorts, but sorry other Irishmen, I cannot drink it warm, has to be cold.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 27, 2002
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, I think this beer taste great for coming out of a bottle.
FastEddie (230) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Still canít figure out why in the hell people insist on serving this stuff ice-cold. I usually wait a few minutes til it reaches room temperature before inbibing. Usually available and always good, especially from a nitrogen tap.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Those who know, Know!
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Certainly the best way to have Guinness is on tap. The flavor is simple and creamy. I wonít go on a rant about this beer, but Iíve really been enjoying this as of recent. Excellent in a black & tan with either Harp or Bass.
stormking (23) - Cuddy, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am so pleased that such a good beer is as widely available as it is. I am genuinely disappointed when I sit down in a restaurant and they donít have Guinness on draft. You must witness the pour of a guinness. As it settles, it mesmerizes. (I especially like when the lass pouring puts a heart or shamrock on the amazingly light colored head. Coffee and chocolate flavors are apparent. I actually like the low alcohol content, because that means I get to drink more of it. Good with any food from appetizers to dessert. Just a great beer.
hoebag99 (4) - USA - AUG 23, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not as good as the stuff out of the tap in London. Still has that great character that is all about Guinness.