joelumbumbard99 (13) - Alabama, USA - JAN 24, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I love Guinness Stout! However this draught in a bottle only does one thing for me, makes it convenient. I first ordered this in a bar when it first hit the market and I thought the waitress was a real rookie when she didnít bring me a glass. She said, íread the bottle.í Anyway, if you have a glass on hand, the can is much better and if you are at the bar, get it on draught if itís available. The other rip off is the 11.2 ounces, one night I drank 6 in about an hour when I noticed the smaller capacity bottle. Itís great though that there is finally a real product called a íwidgetí! I just love saying íRocket Widgetí!
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2002
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Most massively overrated beer in the world. Looks great but thatís it. Only tastes of burnt wood, is awfully thin and its weak abv is insulting
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 Excellent in the draught version. Extremely rich and dark. Aftertaste a bit too long for my taste, otherwise overall rating would be higher.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yes the head is creamy and great, but this stuff is like drinking dark, flat beerwater. Iím not giving up on it, I heard it taste way better at the taps in Ireland.
2Pac (29) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
ive got another mate that drinks this. i hated it but now i dont mind it.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much better than canned or bottled. Draft is the best way to enjoy Guinness. Smooth creamy head and bold dark color. A little too much aftertaste for my liking but still itís a classic Irish beer.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned and on tap. Deep, dark color with a mid-bodied texture. Good session beer as it carries with it flavor characteristics not found in other lower abv beers. Creamy. Tastes of milk chocolate with a welcome bitter roasted trail. Good with chocolate chip cookies of all sorts.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve never really been a stout man, but when I finally tried this on draft, it was enjoyable. But not something Iím desperate for. Canít fault the head at all, of course. Best Iíve seen on any beer. And what Iíve had on draft seemed on the sweet side, which I can like. But overall, not up to my taste enough (since, as I said, Iím not a stout man) for me to buy it frequently. But compared to what Iíve had in the bottle and can, which Iím certainly NEVER going back to, this is definitely superior.
666seth (229) - California, USA - JAN 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like this one cause its creamy top and its bitter taste is just perfect. A full bodied very good Stout!
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Guinness draught always stands out, mainly because of the incredible dark color and the creamy taste. True, itís slightly bitter and malty for my taste since I prefer lighter beers, but itís still my choice in stouts. I donít want much of it at a time, and never with food, but just to drink occasionally it is superb.