pilsnerrogge (2711) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, creamy head. Smooth, soft flavour.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2002
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2003 Went out for lunch, the only beers available were from AB or the Guinness draught, I got the Guinness, it does have a nice appearance, black in color with a huge creamy tan head, weak roasty aroma, bland and weak flavor, it is thin and watery, yet has a creamy mouthfeel from the nitro, overall very bland and flavorless, not much going on here.
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 10, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although this classic now has competition, it is still unique. Soft,yet dry-with a hoppy,woody tone to it.
Not really sweet, which is nice.
iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 9, 2002
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s a good beer definitly, the carbon dioxide ball is great releases just the right amount of fome, but my problem lies in the taste its much to bitter for me, im notreally into the black beers especialy like this to quote skankin’ pickle this is ’thick ass strout’ its to thick to put down fast
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pitch black Gunness look is unmistakable. A very good beer, with a distinct taste. Great beer.
BeerManiac6699 (11) - USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The original stout as far as I am concerned. Used to be my favorite until I tried Murphy’s...
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Guinness can make a good stout--witness the ’Extra Stout’ sold to Americans in bottles. Alas, draft Guinness is thin and tinny. It doesn’t pack nearly the complexity of its more robust kin (how could such a watery brew?). For a classic dry stout, a Beamish is far more satisfying--and at the right pub, they’ll serve it to you on nitro, bubbles a’dancin and all.
ricman0199 (1) - USA - JUN 7, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Many people think this is a ’heavy’ beer...it actually has only 10 calories/ounce, almost as few as american light beers!
IFearNoBeer (15) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had to come back and re-rate this after having experiences with other stouts. While Guinness is creamy and totally smooth, it’s not really complex and is pretty watery. But you can plow through this stuff (if that’s your goal) unlike a lot of other stouts. The head is so thick, gotta love it. It’s got its own thing going but there’s much better stuff out there!
VTIrishman99 (64) - Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2002
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not a huge fan of the Irish import... it has its charm, but if I wanted a full meal, I’d get steak and potatoes, not a 6 pack of Guiness (which is about the same price!)