hopscotch (9096) - Indian River County, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2007 Bottle... Good stout. It’s been around for a long while and there’s a reason. Great, malty, roasted aroma and flavor. Very well balanced. Not sweet, in keeping with the style. Very nice lacing. Durable, creamy, off-white head. Pillow soft carbonation with a watery/creamy mouthfeel. Excellent cross-over stout.
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2004 If you haven't tried one, go out and have one now.
It's THE irish stout slightly chocolate, espresso coffee flavours, slightly smokey. heavenly smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
excellent beer all round, love it or hate it, I LOVE it.
bacdafucup (14) - Seltjarnarnes, ICELAND - DEC 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beer with a great head. Best stout I've hat yet. However I can't have many of those in a row because it get's rather boring. If I get 2 pints then I am happy.
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looks like one of my homebrewed stouts, which is no bad thing. A lovely smell of dry roasted malt and chocolate. Good mouth feel with a slight sourness and astringency to it, which makes it a better stout in my book. Much better than the Guinness you get on tap. Good.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty bitter but not as bitter as some of the draught of had on tap. Smokey coffee and dry mouthfeel. Not really thin but thin in relation to the draught. Not a great choice but gets a satifactory.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 So much better than guinness draught. Smooth and creamy, nice pang of bitterness, a good experience. cheers
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep toasted maltv aroma, black hue with a large brown head, deep malt aroma, toasted, thick palate, really good stout
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes, I had this as a roadie travelling out to the mountains wth bardy. Quite OK: better than the loacl CUB version by a whole way. Perhaps a little too watery. Turnips and squash and tennis and stomachs of Israel.
imdownthepub (10139) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tastes of deeply roasted barley rather than malt, with a big hop infusion. Desperate to try a live version rather than this overprocessed sop. Lasts well in the glass, but can't find too much complexity to it. I prefer other stouts.
CQC (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, it’s Guinness again, but thinner, somewhat more bitter and has a higher ’fizz’ content.
No substitute for having it out of the tap.