JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle purchased at the brewery. Dark, ruby-tinted beer wiht a thick off-white non-nitro head. Nicely persistent head and roasty aroma. Some coffee and chocolate. Flavour is fairly thin, but has some coffee and a hint of molasses. A touch of acidic tartness in the middle. Finish also shows some faint chocolate and a bit of unpleasant metallic character.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
What I miss is having this beer "extra cold"; the way they serve it at many pubs in England. Besides "extra cold" just tasting better, they had a killer advert campaign for it, though with some eroticisms probably too outrageous for the sex-pure US. Hmph. Nicely fills the glass, and a reliable standby, since itís everywhere in England. But of course, not the most flavourful stout. From a London friend: "Want to wind up a drunk Irishman? Tell him the Guinness heís drinking was made in England." It was a true joke, except now I understand the English brewery is closed, so everything in the UK I assume is now brought over from St. Jamesís Gate Dublin. But the truth is, though itís not the best stout, either the UK or Irish version of this is better than the Connecticut-made US draught Guinness. Thatís cardboard.
JonMoore (1898) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The best guinness I have tried, I prefer this to the overated draught. Black, with a smallish tan head. Roasted-ish aroma.
Coffee in the flavour, sweetish with slight bitterness. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated. Very good guinness, fairly average stout.
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Extremely black with beige foamy head. Aroma of malt, milk and coffee. Dry, bitter and filled with chocolates. And again malty.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, light coffee malt aroma and taste, full body, light bitter finish.
miko (32) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2004
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2953) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 7 year old can (bought in London, England in í98 when I lived there, and discovered in my Father-In Lawís fridge this past summer) shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and GregClow. This was the novelty beer of the night - how would this small can hold up after so long? The answer: surprisingly good! Dark black with lots more red than you see pout of our draught version. Thick brown head (who needs nitro, this looks great!). Strong roasted aroma - nice! Decent roasted coffee taste. Lots of burnt note. Extremely dry. Still a tad mild and watery, but this showed no sign of age which is remarkable - shows you where Guinness came from and what it has become.
DanielBrown (3923) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (duh) from the Green Room, Birmingham. Very tasty Stout. Light and pretty crispy. Burnt oats in the finish, but foregrounded nicely by some fruit and a very sparkly malt gig. Obviously much more liquidy than the nitro version, with a smaller, but browner head. Better than the aforementioned druaght version, with additional refreshment value.
leungie (19) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks less impressive... but who cares, the hoppy, caramel and more intense flavor and thicker texture beats Guinness draught anyday
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black stout colour with a beige head. Deeper in colour then your average cask stout but more like a regularly cask stout in its flavour and text then any draught Guinness would be. Not as silky as your normal Guinness but dry and flavoursome to be sure.