hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2001
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve had mixed experiences and Iíll try not to let the fact that the sickest Iíve ever been in my life is after drinking too many bottles of this get in the way. This is a way different beverage than the draught varieties, more powerful in a way with an enhanced bitterness and a syrupy quality that takes some getting used to. Still, there is some roasty complexity to the brew and, were it not that the sight of the bottle can still turn my stomach, I would drink it ahead of most other beers.
MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 16, 2001
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
My personal favorite. I think itís partly due to it rich taste that unusually appeals to me, and also because of the simple fact that itís Irelandís íother flag.í Erin Go Bragh!!!
Harlock99 (24) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2001
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Not as good as the Draught, as itís even a bit too bitter for my tastes at times. However, the lovely roasted aroma and perfect pitch black appearance makes it a king among beers.
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2001
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a great brew, however the foreign extra stout is always better if you can get it
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 6, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stronger hop taste and more bitter than Guinness draft. Still smooth and enjoyable, this could benefit from a stronger taste and less bitterness. However, being that this is EXTRA stout, I guess thatís not what this is about. Iíll stick to the cans.
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
BITTER BUT A GOOD BITTER VERY FLAVORFUL SMOOTH DRINKING!
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not as bad as i had heard it was from the bottle. Seemed to me, contrary to what some others have said, to be less bitter in the bottle than from in the can or on draft. Still the nice coffee flavors however.
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
not as good as on tap
loucynt (101) - USA - MAY 15, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Earlier Rating: 5/15/2001 Total Score: 2.9
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Classic dry stout with coffee and chocolate notes. Head doesnít quite compensate for the bite though, middle of the pack stout.