interstate604 (5) - USA - OCT 20, 2004 does not count
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Iíd love to try this outside of the bottle, as a previous reviewer states the nitrogen widget seems to make this one flat. I couldnít agree more. While the beer has an excellent color, nice aroma, and very nice taste, the complete and utter lack of carbonation makes the experience akin to flat soda thatís been sitting in the fridge for days. Itís almost nauseating. Iíve got 3 bottles in the back of my fridge for when friends come over; I can no longer drink this.
Texans0743 (5) - Sugar Land, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2005 does not count
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
What is all the hype about? This beer does nothing for me. Thereís no carbonation, which I prefer. It tastes like black water with a bit of foam. Out of every beer I have ever had, this is my least favorite. Now, GUINNESS XTRA STOUT on the other hand is where itís at. Itís like Guinness never actually brewed both of them. The Xtra Stout has a bite, which I demand, and It has a distinct flavor. I like a beer that will put some hair on your chest and Draught certainly does not come close.
BEERBELLYBILLY (5) - BARcelona, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Clearly the emperor of beers, especially when ordered in a good bar in Ireland. Guinness in other countries can be ok (iíve had it in at least ten countries) but guinness from the brewerys own bar in Dublin is absolute ambrosia. Much lower hangover tendency than lagers.
Very inconsistent depending on location. Some bars itís good, others itís bitter and nasty. Good guinness is not bitter, itís creamy. I only rate ígoodí guinness.
ebin603 (5) - Upland, California, USA - AUG 26, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesnít smell that inviting. Has a wonderful appearance dark with a full creamy head. Tasted slightly smoky. Smooth and thick. Pleasant aftertaste.
hawglet (5) - beatrice, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
If I can finish the first one Iíll have another. Guinness is a growing into beer. Very dark in color, good head (appears to sink back in), great smell.
soccerxs (5) - El Paso, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The dark body contrasts beautifully with the thick head. Rich creamy flavor is by far one of my favorites.
corbettmt (5) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2006 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark with a nice head. Has a good appearance and a smooth mouth feel, but kind of watery. The taste is of coffee and slightly bitter. However, nothing that special.
Revan (5) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 15, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Guinness is like a dependable old friend. Sure, there are better beers out there, but, in the end, Guinness is always there for you. It admittedly took me a little while to acquire a taste for "Olí Black", as I like to call it, but Iím always glad I did. Itís not overly difficult to find, it tastes wonderful, is beautiful to behold right down to the last drop, and goes down quite easily. Have I had better beers? Absolutely. Guinness, however, just has that great combination of quality and availability that keeps me coming back every time.
Moke (5) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2007 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
What can I say? Guinness is a classic. Canít beat the wonderful look of a properly poured Guinness from draught. Found the newer widget cans are quite good as well. Not gonna go into a lot of description since it hardly needs describing. Gotta say, the palate is wonderfully creamy but I am not _that_ big a fan of the taste itself, bit plain. Nice aroma tho, and once again, canít downplay the palate, thats really what does it for me.
bryman13 (5) - stony brook, New York, USA - APR 23, 2007 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
grew up drinking and i have found that most people i know need to aquire a taste for it as it is different from what they are used to drinking