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.
stephen (308) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A little more punch than draft Guinness. Slightly more bitter, roasty, chocolatey and astringent. Very, very good beer. Very good stout and would drink this one again.
rolo99 (29) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Classic stout, but there are better.
beerdoc99 (5) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
personally in my opinion its good once in a while and only served draft. Too much is not good
amx83 (29) - Brampton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Too bitter for me. I can understand how some people like it, but its rough on the palate and too thick.
rlhubley99 (36) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A classic, I really like this from the bottle. Shared a 22 yesterday, we both enjoyed this one. A simple classic, not the best, but a classic nonetheless.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Almost black, thin tan head and lace. Nose of mild coffee and chocolate. Fairly smooth, kind of a thinnish body and palate. Some decent coffee flavors and bitterness, moderately dry and thats about it...average ass stout.
jaymobrown (1722) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good, but not as good as can or even close to draught (especially in Dublin). In fact, I donít think this much resembles Guinness. Still, a good beer for an international brewery.
Slovak34 (99) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 30, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I asked for a Guinness in a bar and was given this instead of a pint of draught. This doesnít even compare. It has a nice color though and is an average stout.
Earlier Rating: 9/25/2002 Total Score: 2
It much more bitter than regular Guinness. I donít believe itís tastier than Guinness Draught.