presario (4902) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2003 Not as good as St. Ambroise or Samuel Smith but still a measuring stick. The pour, the colour. And widely available. Agree that bar draft is much nicer than the can. The can does seem watery compared to real draft.
bythe40 (64) - USA - JAN 4, 2003
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
beer should not taste like coffee
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I love Guinness. Especially draft. But, unfortunetly this bar did not know how to serve it. They gave it to me in a frosted glass which allowed for no aroma and low flavor. I really noticed the malts more than in the bottle and creaminess.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2007 better warm--nice creamy head (I like that); taste like guiness think i was raised on this. I coudl wait all day (or week or month) for this one
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
most places serve it to cold- but a pint of the black is hard to beat for washing down a good meal, a few socialbles or getting down right hammered while out on the town.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2003
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
What’s all the fuss about? Prefer all Aussie stouts. This is cool with the nitrogen and the head, but tastes bland. Only softcocks who like to think they are as hardcore as me would like this. Out.
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - DEC 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2003 On tap at Woodlawn Tap in Chicago, 12/8/03. Unbelievable head. Thick and creamy, it adds a nice touch to the dark and roasty beer. Much better than other widely-available Irish Stouts, like Beamish. One of the best beers that's mass-produced and available all over in the US.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a fantastic session stout--though almost always served too cold. Not terribly complex (cold serving temps and nitrogen no help here), very dry, but the creaminess and roastiness is a very nice combination.
Dogbrick (11180) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rerate 12/30/02: One year later, I have to go back and round this one down a bit. I will always appreciate Guinness because it was one of the first ’different beers’ I tried, but at this point I have had many better Stouts, and I like Imperial Stouts more than Dry Stouts now. You can always count on not looking like a sissy drinking it next to your Bud-swilling buddy.
12/30/01 (4.8): There truly is no better. The first time I had it I absolutely hated it, luckily I tried it again and realized it must have been warm and old. Since then it is probably my favorite rich, stout beer, and possibly my overall favorite.