EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Heaven. Had a draft Guinny and a bottle draft Guinny today, and the tapper still wins. Dry, malty, refreshing, and a politely bitter finish. My personal favorite.
DrunkCaleb (69) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious and creamy; thick mouthfeel, wonderful companion to a thick steak
Ida7999 (105) - Milford, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
- deep dark black color, creamy Ė foamy head, roasted malt aroma, light hoppy smell and whiffs of burnt chocolate; very smooth flavor, roasted and burnt, creamy burnt chocolate is noticeable, dry and bitter
Billyaustin (28) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The best Dry stout I have Sampled at this point. Smooth and chocolate-coffee flavor, with some Lemon-hoppy after taste. YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG HERE. Timeless great beer.
JK (5743) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2005 Instructions on the bottle say to drink from the bottle, so a high appearance rating isnít appropriate as you canít see much of what is inside. Some coffee aroma, and also in the flavor. Next time I will buy the can and pour into a glass instead.
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 I will have to re-sample this, but my memory of this beer is summed up in 2 words:Burned Chocolate.
Update: On tap, out of bottle or can. Nice "standby" beer. Love watching the nitrogen pour! Best paired with chocolate.
lachdanan (9) - Tipton, Indiana, USA - FEB 19, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thick as all hell, but that is a part of it. It has a really nice taste though and I love it with Irish Car Bombs.
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best example of the style. Definitely the tap version in the USA are different than their counterparts in the UK or Ireland. Nitrogen makes this beer almost lighter than air and incredibly creamy. Pronounced bitterness from black and roasted malts, good body from flaked oats perhaps?
seven7dust (11) - Missoula, Montana, USA - FEB 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
tastey tastey stuff. Recommend it anytime...just dont drink it straight from the can. don't try to get drunk off of a bunch of them either...each one is a meal.
JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque with a tint of chestnut on the edges. Creamy tan head. Roasted barley, with a hint of sourdough and touch of sorghum aroma. Light smooth feel, that ends up watery. Light roasted bitterness with a hint of sweetness. Much prefer the original bottleor the draught of years gone by.