AndrewC (338) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
No beer Iíve had thatís this widely avaliable is anywhere near as good. The initial flavours of smoaky burnt malt are hard to beat. Perhaps Goachers Crown Imperial Stout has better smoaked malt but, hey, I canít buy that in any supermarket in the country.
Capa (2358) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with brown highlites and a dark beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and coffee and milk chocolate. Flavor is bittersweet coffee, and roasted malts. Medium body with a little too much carbonation. Overall, a solid stout.
Rune (9500) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - APR 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml screw top bottle (English edition, 4.2%). Served at the right room temperature. Almost opaque, black coloured body. Rocky, off-white head, most of it lasting and leaving lacing on the glass. Rounded, but vague smell of roasted malt. Dark coffee beans with roasted barley in taste. Short tail. Easy to quaff, but not too watered (Thanks to Eva, 01.04.2007).
KM (402) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Nice black body with reddish tones. Weird head, but it gets better. Heavy aroma, but it is hard to say what it is. A dry and airy flavour. A bit disappointing. But the old guy at this pub drank it so I guess that means quality. (The Quill Dublin, 17.03.07)
cgarvieuk (18082) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What can you say about Guiness the worlds best known stout thats not been said before. so " "
Stopherbomber (111) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i had the english version so it was pasteurised. not as creamy as the draught, but a stronger sharper taste.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - FEB 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blackout pour with a nice and lasting head. The aroma is very much like a regular lager o pilsner. The taste is nothing like the aroma... Roasted to burnt malts, dry bitterness but a suprising light body, even kinda watery at the end. Its crisp and refreshing but not smooth and silky like the bottle claims. Finishes dry, fizzy with a salty burnt coffee aftertaste.
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2011 Bottled. A black beer with a decent tan coloured head. The aroma is dry, roasty and burnt. The taste is very dry but the finish is watery. Very burnt and not at all smooth or mellow. Needs more body and/or more alcohol to be enjoyable. Score 2.5
Subsequent rating scored 3.1. Average becomes 2.8
Ostrovni (17) - ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím genuinely surprised. I liked this. Draught Guinness is a bland, insipid product with an off-putting artificial taste created by the nitro. This, on the other hand has some real roast, coffee flavour like a good stout should. For a 4.2%abv beer it feels weighty. Amazed. Not great, but good.
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - JAN 27, 2007
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml, apart from slight mild sweety roasiness no aroma, i canít see the famous froth, off-brown, smooth, coffie, chocolate, nuts, cigaretts, roast, palate nice but not as full as I expected,