Tiger_08 (132) - Sarnia, Ontario, - MAR 5, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 Guinness is a stout staple. A classic and all-time favorite. As black as my timmies coffee and the creamiest head of any beer. From first sip to the bottom of the pint the head is the only beer head worth praise. As soon as you begin pouring, the head starts building and develops slowly from the dark brown/black bubbles of black gold. The most beautiful fluffy toasted marshmallow tan head. Guinness is perfect example of what lacing should look like. Buttery palate silky and smooth like a milkshake yet not heavy. Although the taste does vary from can to pint, pub or at home, slightly chilled to cold the flavor is unmistakable. More malt barley than nutty or chocolate or coffee although hints of all are there. Very smooth in every format. I prefer it from a keg but love the explosive rush from the can. A wonderful experience for all the senses -- the only beer that is a shame to drink and a shame not too. Dont forget to tilt back that soft toasty marshmallow head at the bottom!
deaconmike (121) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Common theme on the reviews ... Used to love this beer, now I know better. Awesome looking beer. Taste is a bitter chocolate and roast. Body is watery thin, but still has some creaminess to it. Great starter beer - brings people in.
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wasn’t going to rate macro beers on here but as I’m striving to reach #2 in Ireland I’d better make an exception. Most recently sampled in Guinness storehouse, Dublin
Dark brown, full bodied, smooth but filling, roast barley, bare perception of hops. Just lacking flavour
EdwinLitzau (49) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had one at the Old Fiddler in Poperinge. Deep dark colour, toasted taste, wonderful beer
chris83282 (4) - - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer to drink alone or in a black & tan. Its good out of the can, bottle, or out of the tap.
Melkart (93) - BRAZIL - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice beer. Dry and medium body. Thin and balanced between coffee and chocolate. Nice drinkability.
andrewthfcmuir (20) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance... Looks like a Guinness, is there any other way to put it. Classic taste of Ireland you can never go wrong with. Toasted malt hints of dark chocolate, the mild hop bitterness leaves a nice long finish. This is probably the best mass brewed beer in the world
golumm76 (26) - FRANCE - JUN 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Une bière noire et légendaire, un gout fort, un arrière gout amère et une bière épaisse.
Il faut trouver un connaisseur pour bien la servir sinon on doit attendre que la mousse disparraisse et cela peut être long.
Consommable pour les amateurs, pour les autres servira de diné si accompagné d’une barquette de frite.
Unde (96) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black beer with thick head. Scent has hints of burned malts not much else. Palate is so watery that its almost like drinking water. After taste is very unpleasant burned feel to it. And I liked this couple of years ago...
EtTuCthulhu (464) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The appearance combines a very dark brown color with a large off-white head that fades quite slowly, and the aroma is reminiscent of roasted malts, caramel malts, and coffee. The taste fuses mildly sour flavors with mildly sweet ones, and the palate combines a medium body, thin texture, average and foamy-textured carbonation, and a long finish.
brleo (19) - - JUN 10, 2013
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My favorite beer in the world, hands down. Nothing else comes close, nor ever has. If my wife drank it, we’d probably never buy another beer.
Perfect maltiness meets that roasted barley richness, with a hint of coffee - goodbye hops!! Appearance is downright glorious - cascades of rippling stormclouds melt away into a beautiful night of black and ruby richness. Taste is downright delicious, not too bitter, nice and hearty, like sinking into a hot tub after a long day of toil. Smooth like milk, avoids the oilyness and over-carbonation of imitation stouts, carbonation is wonderfully minimal, finish is lingering and satisfying without leaving that bit of oily licorice tongue feeling like Murphy’s tends to.
Many say that Guinness is far too heavy, but it’s just right to me. The perfect stout, it’s what I go for almost everytime.