GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich smoky accents with a pleasantly bitter bite. The thick body is enjoyable and is followed up with a sharp dry finish. This is a good solid Stout.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Seems to lack body compared to Guinness Draught. I understand the canned Guinness is better than the bottled (though still inferior to getting it off the tap in a good pub), but I haven’t tried the can yet.
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 15, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 Faint aroma, some roasted coffee and cocoa. Dark ebony in color, lasting tan head. Flavor features loads of bitter, highly roasted malt and a slight hoppiness. Finish is highly roasty and bitter. This isn't quite as nice as I remember, but still of fair quality.
olympian (107) - USA - JUN 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Different from the ’Draft Can’,
but wonderfully so. It’s Guinness, with a tad lighter body, but noticeably more dryness.
Doesn’t have the chewy heartiness of the ’draft can’,
but every bit as satisfying in it’s own way. Yum!
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice flavor, but very WEAK.This includes Murphy’s and Beamish.
JMerritt (1887) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with medium brown head. Weak, malty aroma. Flavor is initially somewhat sweet, with a medium hop bite and a roasted finish. Pretty good, although not the best stout I’ve ever had.
Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
If only THIS recipe was served on nitro at pubs!
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2002
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I’ve always heard huge tales about how good Guinness is, but for my tastes I’d rather drink river water. Nice looking beer, but boy, what a horrible taste. Good for people who like imports and dark beer, but for us American Standard drinkers, beware.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Much more enjoyable than the horrid nitro’d beers that round out the Guinness stable. Nice roasted character with a substantial bitterness in the middle and finish. Full bodied compared to other Guinness products. Not bad at all.
IneedAbuheer (69) - Ingleside, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice roasted aroma, but would have liked it to be a little more intense. Great color and body. Flavor is good, but a little on the bitter side in the aftertaste. A solid beer worth drinking.