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 (9961) - 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.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2005 Tasted in the Irish Stout Vertical on St Patty’s Day 05
Nutty chocolate spice, medium bodied roast with a dry acidity and an effervescent finish. Much more stoutish than the draught version. Vanilla, fruit cake, subtle alcohol.Rerate from a 3.7 overall.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2002
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I had an aged version. A nine years old bottle. Not much head. Flavour of rotten fruit. Not very good.
ogivlado (5539) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled(330ml). -good like all Guinness beers, rich head, very similar to Draught, nice taste
CapFlu (4462) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2007 God awful out of a bottle; pour like molasses. You really need the carbonation ball to get the full effect of a ’Guinness’ or on draught, as per the review below, the optimal scenario would be a draught (in Ireland)!
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
As a stout, it’s not that bad. doesn’t compare to the widget or draught varieties.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Huummmmm my bottle says 6% ABV. Dark brown opaque with a medium size and medium lasting not that creamy a beige head. Faint roasted malt and bready aroma with hints of sweet smokey varnish, charcoal and bitumen. Lighter in body palate and flavours than the draught. Medium strong short bitter start and slightly sweeter smokey middle and a medium stale bitter finish and aftertaste. Falls a considerable way short of the draught.