floyd999 (8) - - NOV 14, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This truly is my favorite beer of all time. I have never been disappointed or had a bad bottle or can. I have had at times better stouts..but as far as consistency and drinkability goes on a day after day scale there is no better dry Irish stout. My hat is off to Guinness.
Machalel (24) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours very dark reddish-brown, almost black, but has a creamy pale tan head. The head is thick and lasts a long time due to the nitrogen bubbles. Reasonably good lacing down the glass, but not as much as I was expecting.
Aroma: Faint ístoutí smell of dark malts with a little roast. Also a hint of apricots.
Taste: Roast barley (although it doesnít stand out), malt (although it doesnít stand out), a slight mineral taste (although it doesnít stand out), and a touch of sourness (although it doesnít stand out).
Mouthfeel: A much lighter body than to be expected, but thickened slightly due to the soft nitrogen carbonation.
Overall: I canít shake the feeling that this world-famous beer (probably the most famous of the stouts?) relies on a combination of marketing and its nitrogen widget for its success. Attempting to disregard the aspects that the nitrogen lends to the beer, it is actually very simple and unimpressive. Itís not bad, but it just isnít good.
elvin_Richmond (2) - Hawaii, USA - MAY 17, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Chances are that if youíre using this app then I donít need to even put a description here
DwarfeD (165) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at pub. Classic Irish beer. Always love one of these. A tad watery, but a very nice stout. Coffee, a bit roasted, some hints of caramel.
Rob_D_UK (176) - - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very thick head that lasted longer than the beer. Malty, mildly hoppy and bittersweet. Slightly chocloatey flavor that became more pronounced as the beer warmed
TarcisioVasco (105) - Ribeir„o Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
TradiÁ„o e certeza de coisa boa, a secura e o equilibrio que n„o deixa predominar cafť ou chocolate fazem dela um clŠssico sempre presente em minha geladeira.
kathouse (572) - Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iíve got to admit that Guinness is best served from the tap in Dublin. Aroma is chocolate and mild roast. First taste is deliciously decadent like double chocolate cake. Now the love wears off as the nitrogen begins to settle. Flavors flatten out and the finish is clean but less remarkable. I highly recommend travelling to Dublin and trying for yourself.
Atheist_Peace (699) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque dark brown pour with a lasting tan head. Lackluster nose of light chocolate and coffee with a hint of licorice. I forgot how strange the palate is on this stuff. Itís quite light and aspires to be silky but falls short. Flavours are all watered down.
BlackWarrior (173) - Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
can..Dark brown pour with creamy tan head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is grains, grass, some chocolate. Lt/med body, low carbs. Sweet caramel and pale malts with some woodsy/ earthy flavor. Overall, itís just ok.
Xstream (96) - - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not the same as it used to be, or my taste buds changed. Used to be more thick and oily, more strong flavors and a good bitter kick. Seems to me they made it more easygoing for a wider public. Is much more watery now, lost a lot of the strong flavors. Itís still nice, refreshing even nowadays, but not as special and good as it used to be. I prefer the export version now which seems to be more like the older original version with more flavor.
njnut (7) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured in english pint glass, thick and black with decent head. One of my older favs and still enjoyed. I find it easy now to have this on hand for friends as it is more well known now and not all my friends are explorers when it comes to beer.