MorganDavis (17) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2005
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I bought a large bottle of this for a past St Pats day. Unfortunately I found it almost undrinkable and bitter. This was a time before I was accustomed to Guinness Draught, and perhaps a retasting is in order to make sure it isn’t as crap as I originally made it out to be.
CrazyJames (6) - Middlesbrough, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2005 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottled Traditional Guinness). Quite different to what I was expecting. Still black, obviously. In a screw on/off bottle, newish for beer and useful for something heavy like this. Far less kick than the draught version from the pub, though it is less smooth but has a better, easier, bitter beer type taste, whilst the head keeps just as well. My review seems strangely contradictory. Nevertheless a recomended drink, especially for those who want to aquire the taste of stout.
BEERBELLYBILLY (5) - BARcelona, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2005 does not count
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bitter, acidic, pungent and heavy. But very distinct.
Many old timers in ireland drink this regularly rather than draught guinness as they acquired the taste for it before the invention of beer taps. They love it, but not I.
FrisbeeRebel (1) - Gouda, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A full flavoured beer with a rich taste.
Easy to drink due to the low alcohol percentage.
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - JUL 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
a-ha, the famous guinness extra stout that defines the style, can’t believe i haven’t rated this. jet black w/ a beautiful creamy head. aroma of roasted barley, malty flavor. not the best stout, but a worthy bottle.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2005 (Bottle 33 cl) The quintessence of Irish beer - no less. Pitch black with a pretty brownish head, albeit no nitrogen in this bottled version. Very dry, almost ashy with a lasting bitterness all the way through. The mother of dry stouts....Mine was 5% ABV. 101200
bierkoning (10654) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Frothy head, black and opague, as usual. Roasted malt and licorice aroma. Bitter, roasted flavor, thin and a bit sharp. Evene the slightest hint of tartness, probably due to the use of roasted barley. Good, but I tend to prefer the draught version.
AndrewGeoff (27) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the first Guinness I have had since one off tap in Ireland many years ago. Back then I recall it being flat and overly creamy in texture as a result of which it has taken this long to try another when there are so many better stouts around. The one I drank on this occasion is actually bottled by CUB in Australia. It had the usual appearance of most stouts and an aroma of roasted malts with hints of caramel. On the palate it showed greater carbonation and none of the sickly creaminess of its Irish counterpart. It is flavoursome but lacks sufficient sweetness to balance the slightly harsh “burnt” tastes and sourness. Pretty good overall though and I will be happy to have another sooner than last time.
Nekronos (3658) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2006 I expected more from this beer, but considering the fact I may not tried the common Guinness before I was benevolent with the rating. It is kindda soft, but with the flavor of Guinness.
Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a Bottle.Almost black in colour,nice head,burnt malt and coffee,not very smooth on the tongue.