IEBAILI (125) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a pint can, poured into a shaker glass with nitro fizziness, whatever you think of the taste or texture of nitro beer it is good looking. Settles into a black beer with bright amber highlights, a tight tan foam on top that recedes and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Smell is weak coffee and sour notes. Taste and feel are watery, with some light chocolate and coffee, and a sour taste that lingers. What happened to a beer I loved so much? Have I changed, or has the beer? The body is thin. The beer is not altogether unpleasant - it is smooth, reasonable refreshing, and certainly sessionable. But it lacks richness, depth, warmth, aroma, flavor, and body. There is just a small hint of roastiness - there is no creaminess, despite the widget. One of the beers that got me into the idea of beer diversity, a beer that I have lots of memories with, but not too tasty ini ts current incarnation.
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
16 oz. can. I love beer, but I can’t get down with Guinness, is something wrong with me? Looks beautiful, but I can’t get over how flat this brew is. Some horseradish or soy sauce flavors way down there...Thick and dark.
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2004 guinness draught serve extra cold bottle poured into a duvel tulip glass: appearance; might as well be perfect. "watch the glass fill with a swirling liquid that tumbles and surges eventually to seperate into a black liquid and a white head." the white head is really a light tan head. itís very tight and lays like a layer of film. itís too bad that when i go to drink from my glass it recedes back and all i sense is... ... ... flavor and palate; watery, tinny, ... this is weak. AND it fills me up. i smell more than i can taste. why is this suppose to be served extra cold? thatís right... because it lacks character. from the commercials and that shnifty label all the way to the pour... this brew is complete f**king image. screw it. i can only say that this very filling brew is not offensive and drinkable. UPDATE 7/7/04: so cold it's almost frozen, straight from the bottle; dry, roasty, and a little bit sour. thin yet filling. it's like an odd glass of flavored milk.
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg despenced at The Blessington Carriage, on 11/02/05.
Black in colour, thick white head (a bit too thick in this case - meaning I had to ask for a top up, to a much disgusted look form the barmaid)
Served very cold it lacked for smell or flavour. Pretty bland, bitter in the aftertaste - ok if thereís nothing much else around...
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with an impressive beige head. Thin coffee aroma. Thin flavour. Roasted coffee mixed with Evain mineral water?
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
Most overrated beer in the world? I submit yes. Yeah its the smoothest and creamiest texture of any beer ever, and itís head and roastiness is world renouned. But if youre going to label it as a stout, give it some FLAVOR! Its so watered down and light-bodied that it would be more fitting to call it a black lager. Stouts, even porters, are supposed to burst with flavor, while this one is as weak and mild as your grandmaís preferred blend of tea. The little flavor that is there is okay at best--roasted malt with a sweet finish.
Rasmus40 (10842) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Thin bodied for at stout at least. Smooth with a dry and light roasted bitter finish. 051209
ivyman123 (18) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 Over all a decent enough beer to drink. I wouldn?t turn one down, but this beer pales in comparison to all stouts that I have had. It is weak and one dimensional.
mike5326 (867) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a chilled bottle. Dark brown color, small off white head. Sour Malt aroma. Watered down roasted malt flavor with a chalky consistency.
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap-pours a deep, rich, tan head that laces nicely. Color is black, with the white rivulets condensing. Aroma is coffee and malt. Taste is coffee. Nicely done, but not my taste.