40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 19, 2001
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very thick head that lasted longer than the beer. Malty, mildly hoppy and bittersweet. Slightly chocloatey flavor that became more pronounced as the beer warmed. Excellent beer.
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - OCT 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as thick a head as the can version, but tastes better than the can because you donít get that darn tin taste.
K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 15, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oddly enough, didnít have the characterful flavor profile I expected. Harp, from the same brewery, has more texture. Canít fault the richness or the body, I just wished for a bit more íoomphí.
bhenry76 (101) - Landenberg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2001
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth..solid, creamy, almost sweet. Not heavy.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 12, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really impressed. Iíve gotten to like Guinness a lot more over the years, as Iíve gradually gotten used to more bitter stouts; but this bottle has a really nasty edge at the end, and not a lot of nose. Looks and tastes not too different from the can, except not as smooth.
lizziesage (180) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 12, 2001
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This fits my definition of beautiful beer. When poured right the colour graduation and the head is remarkable. As far as taste goes itís not exactly my favorite beer. It tends to be a little too bitter and grassy for me.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2003 rerate 05-04-2003: not yet tasted this one in Ireland but I'm getting closer. This one tasted at the Prince Albert in London. The is ok, but light, just a bit roasted. Looks great though, black, light brown creamy head, very good lace. Light sweet, light bitter, average stout. Nice roasted finish with some chocolat.
micksherwood99 (2) - USA - OCT 9, 2001 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Motherís milk! It is an acquired taste. This means drink it for a week or two. Trust me, it is so worth it. On a side note, it is actually good for you too.
motelpogo (6472) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a bit watery. still the flavour thatís there is all good
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2001
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
it hits you very hard strong on the palate but very smooth going down. have to have it with a irish BLT.very good buzz with it too the buzz lasts a long time. had it at a irish pub and restarant in downtown arlington heights illinois