Ernest (6222) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown to black. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate, roasted grain). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, heavily bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Ah, at last...the elusive Original. Had to go to England to find this, and it's better than the Guinness swill you get in the States or even in Ireland on nitro tap (blah!), but still nothing approaching world class.
Winefly (60) - KEW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As commented before "black beer" is not my cup o tea at this point in time, but I suppose I must start somewhere hey. It was an overwhelming drink and took me a while to digest it. I suppose for a beginner in this field it was ok. Smelly though
quintu (14) - Catalunya (Barcelona), SPAIN - JAN 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It's just a Guinness, most famous black beer on the world. It has a lot of body and is so nutritional - in Ireland time a go some mothers gave a bit of guinness to its hungry babies.
hopscotch (9163) - Vero Beach, 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. Itís been around for a long while and thereís 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 (588) - 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