Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve been a bit kind to this in the past. Everyone knows what this tastes like - itís a good dry stout but nothing more.
mindtheft (28) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
When poured right this beer is immaculate! However if the server gives it to you in less then 2 minutes the taste can be more than off!
I drink this as often as I can!
slimjim (106) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good dry stout. I rarely drink this without a bass bottom, but enjoyable when i drink it straight.
BEERICUS - The Beer Prophet99 (11) - CANADA - OCT 14, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
this beer is so bitter it tastes like acid in my mouth. I wish I could give a negative rating. Its the worst beer iíve ever had
hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2003 So much weaker than the extra stout... Looked great and was very smooth, but was lacking in flavor.
Burnzes99 (6) - USA - OCT 12, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
InTheHopper99 (11) - USA - OCT 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
There is nothing more beautiful than a freshly poured Guinness; draft, can, or bottle. The thick creamy head and cascade of carbonation are like watching one of those old movies with a synchronized swimming routine. Not that crap in the Olympics. My heart is warmed and my eyes fixated.
OK, so itís watery compared to real draft and the flavor can have a bit of a tin flavor sometimes. But, come on, itís smooth and warms my belly on a cold day like Motherís oatmeal. Yes, I admit drinking it for breakfast on occasion.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat better than the bottled version (which I rated at 3.5). You have got to love the head!
iguanatom (24) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I expected more from the beer than it was and maybe that was the problem, but the cascading foam wasnít as impressive as I expected, the flavor was just alright, and it really didnít finish well for me. I also found nothing to enjoy with it.
DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Its all about mouthfeel and the characteristic dry, bitter finish. Frankly, thereís not alot going on otherwise. Malt is understated, aroma faint at best. Not terribly complex. Creamy, tangy, bitter. Head persistent at 1/8 inch. It can be addicting, I know, but its just not that great. To make it worse the genuine Chicago Irish pub I drank it in served it in a plastic cup!