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 wasn’t as impressive as I expected, the flavor was just alright, and it really didn’t 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, there’s 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!
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I will admit my bias up front. I am Irish. I beleive Guiness to be a classic. I really have a hard time relating to people who don’t like this Irish beauty from the tap. Don’t ask, Just drink.
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - OCT 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first real beer I enjoyed and will always go back to
Linc (739) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2002
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted like sour milk, I couldn’t be bothered finishing it.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, almost grey creamy head. Nose of burnt wood, or charcoal bbq’ed meat with some spices. These flavors are carried into the body, good roast. Nice stout, although a little thin from the can.
Discofish (152) - USA - OCT 4, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good beer, and you can find it just about anywhere.
Cian99 (18) - FINLAND - OCT 3, 2002
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Well to me there’s nothing like a guinness. I have yet to find a beer which satisfies me as much! In a word...perfection
ElGaucho (2393) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Judging by scores from others, I think we are in agreement that Guinness scores points for appearance. Overall, a very quality brew, and my standard for dry stouts. I prefer beers that are a little less dry, but for the style, it’s hard to beat. Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a Guiness and nothing else will do.
doda99 (4) - Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 2, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great even out of a can