Frank (3333) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2010 Very dark brownish black, entirely opaque. Initially, an exceptional brown head that leaves an island of foam in the center of the glass. Lacing is spotty and brown. Overall look reminds me of a rootbeer float. Much more flavorful than Guinness Draght--hoppier and maltier. Pleasant sweet malty aroma and flavor combined with a distinct bitterness from the hops. Leaves a slight sticky feel on the tongue and tastes like it might have spent an extra week or two on the boat over. Overall, an excellent beer.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
another winner from these guys my opinion there the best out there in the lower end of the price scale
Earlier Rating: 11/6/2002 Total Score: 4.3
itís just so damn good.Iíve been a guinness addict ever since my first pint
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A superior stout that has a smoothness most should envy. A perfect brew on many levels.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 5, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It has been a while since I have tried this so take this with a grain of salt. It is very similar to the draught, but much crisper and bitter. Overall I did not like it as much as the draught. The problem is that I now cannot drink the draught without getting sick...
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a decent brew, a free beer I found in my fridge. Nice taste with balanced bitterness. Has a slight roasted coffee after-taste.
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i canít believe iíve never rated guinness. mayhap cause iím always knee up to a bar minding my own beeswax...anyway, what could i possibly say. iíll let my numbers speak for themselves. only a beer lover will love guinness. (and i love it even though iím a bit tired of it)
scottyg (79) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit too bitter for my liking. I like the taste, but the aftertaste is a bit overpowering and leaves your mouth dry. Nice roasted or smokey flavor. Not as good as Draught, but maybe it is to you if you really like Stouts.
Rhino (57) - USA - OCT 31, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 28, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Opaque black. Tan head. Slightly skunky, burnt/roasted aroma. Mealy flavors. Nice and sweet first, earthy roasted flavor, medium bodied, black coffe flavor, and finishes with strong lingering dry bitter hops. A world classic. By no means my favorite dry stout.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black like the draught, but the head isnít as creamy. Many of the same flavors as the original, but with CO2 itís just not the same.