JVM23 (1) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2002 does not count
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2003 Ahhh the original monkish swill. Having been drinking now for 24 of my short 25 years I'm continually tricked into thinking that this beer is a taste I'm going to grow into. I'm Irish for god's sake but despite my heritage I still find that Guinness is a beer better left in the bottle. The flavor is of a smooth, dark, extraordinarily burnt nature. An excellent showing of head and aroma belies the weak body of the stout. The bitter aftertaste could be forgiven if it wasnt the strongest flavor of the brew.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - JUL 16, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
To me, I have had better tasting stouts...it is just a very strong stout, with an extremely bitter after taste, which makes it less than enjoyable...
GiddyBoy (117) - USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I prefer the regular stout. Maybe I am a wuss, but this was just too much. More bitter, and very strong. The flavor is still truly Guinness, but I will stick with the normal stout.
Heresiarch99 (4) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2002 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hall of fame, all-time classic - can’t go wrong with this one.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
RERATE: Have had this a few more times, and my previous rating was way too generous. Nasty bitter, without the charm of the regular stout. Barely drinkable Canadian wannabe.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite Guiness, a tad bitter but availability and price make it a good choice.
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter, bitter. A little too much. I would rather drink the ’normal’ Guinness Stout.
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oily, bubbly, roasted chocolate ale…Nowhere near the foreign version...
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2003 My favorite version of guinness, big on flavor. Nicely sour.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2002
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
I would rather drink Miller or Labatts just because the expectation of drinking a Guiness is so high that I was amazingly disappointed by the amazingly weak liquid that came out of the Guiness bottle. It might have sufficed if I had never had Guiness on tap or out of a can.