Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
I really didnít like this. It may have been too cold, but iím not really a fan of stout.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2002
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Chose the bottle ícause I donít like the nitro mouthfeel fom the draught cans. Deep red in colour, good head and lacing, not such a show pony as the nitroed brews. Bitterness is over the top for a beer with so few redeeming features, light body, very little flavour, just black malt (charcoal) and bitterness. Poured 1/2 down the drain, not worth the effort.(brewed in Australia by CUB, no wonder itís crap)
Bov (8989) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 13, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Much sharper with a more bitter taste than the draught version.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - APR 3, 2002
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer definately lives up to its billing! I waited so long to try it because people used words like bitter and sour to descibe it. The bitterness is a good kind of bitterness and to me the sour notes were just barely detectable. The best beer I have tried so far. Update: Iím not changing any scores, just wanted to point out that the Guinness Extra Stout I rated came from Ireland, not Canada.
grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2003 yeah it's alright but is nothing special.
leaparsons (7711) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I prefer this to the supposed ídraughtí version of Guinness. Its a shame that it is pastuerised nowdays. Try the Foreign Extra Stout for a REAL treat!
Sigmund (4674) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2004 I too prefer the draught version (nitro can incl.)- but still the original is very, very good! Try it with bacon and eggs - makes you want to eat breakfast all day.
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
As a dry stout, itís not that bad. However in comparison to either the widget or draught varieties, it doesnít stack up. (6.0% abv in Australia by the way)
darkvader7599 (2) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 28, 2001 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Warning if your in America Pay the money and import it from my home town. If you donít youíll be sorry.