michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coffee flavor, slightly bitter, not too much body but very good.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much to speak about as far as flavor or finish goes. In fact, it looked like a Guinness draught, but tasted somewhat like water with the essence of nuttiness. Not good.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reminds me a lot of Murphy’s. Not quite as flavorful as Guinness, with a bit less body. A decent dry stout, although certainly not the best.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 27, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in Manchester, CT. Opaque. Creamy tan head. Thin body. Dry. Burnt coffee and bitter roasted malts. Nice flavor, but thin as expected. Nitro makes it worse. Good dessert brew though.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this at the Monroesville, Pa brewpub. Thin, kinda watery but had a fairly decent creamy flavor and a great head that lasted the entire glass. Nice color , nothing too special about the aroma. A decent stout, although better if not as watery.
obxdude10 (2037) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great pitch black color, kept a nice creamy & foamy head as it was cask conditioned, it was also served at room tempature, kind of a thin & too light of a body for an Irish stout, but very nice flavor
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - FEB 3, 2002
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
dark and opaque looks like a classic irish stout.
howver it was very thin and had an odd vinegary taste. maybe this was an off batch but it was hard to finish my serving.
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2001
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like Guinness and also enjoyed this, then again, not much compares to Guinness when you’re talking Stout. Very thick creamy beer, maybe not as bitter as Guinness.
boto (1844) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 28, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It may not be Guinness, but it’s pretty good on its own.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2001
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
It had a similar appearance and taste for me as Guinness though the person i was with loves Guinness and didn not like this. Nice appearance, but I like more hops in my beer.