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.
davidoc (113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better than Guinness Draught in a Bottle.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 28, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Re-rate: I loved this beer 2 years ago. Now I have a hard time getting ready to drink it for free. Weird middle taste. First rating: Guinness is good for you! The can much smoother, the tap is even better, but the Extra Stout won't let you down.
DEbeer (192) - West Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This is a strong stout. The flavor reminds me of black coffee. Definitely let it get a little warm before you drink it. Be careful, it bites back.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great stuff... especially when bought in Europe. Had some there that seemed better than what we find here state side.
dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I try not to think of guinness draught while drinkin this because the two shouldn’t be compared. Nice dark color and head. Not really creamy but nice roasted finish.
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 (2711) - 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!