Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the my personal favorite of the Guinness line here in the states. Bitter and full flavored with a solid roasty character. Lacks finess, but hey, this is a stout.
carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 23, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
deep bitter espresso taste. I dont really like them.
noer1 (109) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a thinner body compared to the draught, although still has the classic guinness head and a great bitter aftertaste. Overall better than draught in a bottle!
Earlier Rating: 1/14/2002 Total Score: 2.9
Draught is much better, this is more of a normal beer then a guinness. When I think of guinness i imagine more thicker then this. It is good, but nothing special
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A once great beer that is slipping. While it used to be a full-bodied pleasure, the last bottle I tried was thin and a bit bland, just a shadow of the fine dry Guinness flavor.
Earlier Rating: 7/10/2001 Total Score: 3.4
I really quite like this stuff. Though its bitterness approaches that of acorns (don’t ask), it does have the coffee tones and complexity associated with its draught cousin.
bjorkattack99 (9) - USA - JAN 17, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
need you even ask? the TRUE king of beers.
thank you Sir Arthur.
plummdumb99 (34) - USA - JAN 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
great beer true to style. I love stouts and plan on drinking one of these beers in the morn.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, dark brown. Almost syrupy in body. Frothy head not creamy, but carbonated. Dissipates quickly. Nose is of dark, roasted coffee with an alcoholic finish. Undertones of alcohol throughout the mid. Overtones of alcohol through the finish. Where did the roasted coffee go? Light, lingering bittering.
Earlier Rating: 12/11/2001 Total Score: 3.2
Watery, but thick, if that makes any sense. Draught is much better. About the same color, smoother, and more chocolatey. Go for the draught.
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2002
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
I am starting to grow more understanding of the taste of a good, dark beer. This however, is still one I despise. I think that chunk I pulled out of my teeth was barley.
blaker24099 (5) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good beer. Black as 20 year old engine oil and just as good. Very rich beer taste. Takes a true man to down this beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Re-Rate 01/04/02: Pours deep brown to black, generous brown head, and sheets of lace. Nose is toasted malt, the start is malt and the middle medium, the finish dry, and a slight hopiness noted. Of course this compares to the ’Real Guinness’ about the same as I do to Burt Reynolds!
Earlier Rating: 8/29/2000 Total Score: 3.7
The beer after its release from the 12-ounce brown bottle a piceous color, the head majestic and creamy chocolate brown and after its desiccation the lace forms a thick and sealing sheet upon the glass. Nose is bittersweet chocolate, coffee, sweet malt and a treat for the senses; start is rich in malted grain, sweet and the top middling to full in its feel to the sense. Finish is benignly acidic, the hops spicy and pleasing to the palate, dry and lingering aftertaste “Ah Guinness”!