argo0 (12041) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) That widget thing helps make a perfect pour -- nice black body topped by a small creamy beige head. Aroma is sweet and pleasantly roasty. Taste is medium sweet and mildly roasty.
notalush (5328) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught Can - This is the most perfect-looking Irish stout I've ever seem. Perfect, creamy, long-lasting head. Smooth and roasty - you can taste the mineral salts. Zero bitterness. Better than Guinness in my book.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2003
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught Can: Mild, and easy drinking dry stout. A hint of smokiness and chicory, very smooth and creamy. Beautiful frothy white head.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good dry stout, but not as palate pleasing as I had expected. A bit too thin for my tastes.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer was not as smooth as Guinness and was actually a little old I think. I am going to have to re-rate this beer with a fresher sample.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked this better than guiness. It had a harsher nose and i actually found this more bitter than guiness. Smoothe tan head, slick dark body and more subtle smokeyish flavors and bitterness. Low carbonation..thank you nitrogen widget...you saved the day....well, no you didn't. but anyway...i liked it better than guiness for some reason.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2003
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nitro can. Nice dark color, brown edges, tan head. Unsweetened chocolate nose. Incredibly thin body, almost tasteless. Finishes somewhat bitter. Disappointing, I remember this being better some years ago.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2003 Considering Guinness can be found anywhere, why mess with this? Similar dark appearance, poured black as night with nice head. But palate is quite watery even more so than Guinness. Seems to be a wannabe. Nothing really that bad but there is not any reason to seek this out when you have Guinness. Rerate : I was rating off the last experience back in Oct. Had it for St. Patty's and probably had to much of it. Better than my first impression I will re-rate with a higher score. I still prefer Guinness though.
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Good coffee/chocolate aroma. Has that nice roasted smell. Light on the palate without the bite of Guiness on the aftertaste.
Diablokev (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is strong of coffee, and caramel, and chocolate, The appearance is pitch black. The flavor is of coffee, caramel, and is very smooth. The beer is thick and heavy. Overall a very nice stout.