Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This dark brew had a grand head and lacing with a toasty chocolate or fudge aroma. Medium bodied and super creamy, with tasteful chocolate and coffee flavors and a dryish finish. Perhaps slightly sweeter than the Guinness version but otherwise of equal quality.
baobubba (454) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - NOV 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
"Draught" - The widget popped and took away my flavor. I paid for that too. Standard looking widget induced head (creamy, tall, lasting, off-white). Aroma is subtle due to the tiny bubbles, but I ferreted out some roast. Seemed flat (due to the small bubbles). Dry with a light roasty finish and fruit lingering. Qualities seem OK, but the quantities of those are just too low.
Suttree (6013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Can. Looks great when you pour - nice waterfall, then settles to a thick, creamy head. Smells fruitier than I would have thought. Watery. Not much to distinguish itself.
desurfer (1279) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 23, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cascading mocha to black body, creamy nitro head. Light aroma of coffee and chocolate. Virtually no carbonation, tastes like coffee beans. Very smooth. Pretty good stuff.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with dark amber edges and a widget-induced cream head. Has properties of mocha and soy sauce. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A nice alternative to Guinness available in many bars.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black color with huge head. Nice roasted malt aroma.Taste has a smooth creamy coffee feel to it but not strong. Kind of tastes like a light Guiness.Finishes a little dry but has a nice bitter touch.
kumite56 (473) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice roasty malt aroma and the appearance can't be beat. Huge tan lasting head with lots of lacing to boot. Dark black color. Flavor is dry, roasty and moderate body. Not a bad brew.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2003
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
to me, it tastes like a watery guiness. smells and tasted a bit like expresso. poured black with a thin head that lasted the entire glass. still not a fan though.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 I jumped the gun and drank my first one when it was like 80 degrees and nearly gagged. Something about pure warm bitterness disgusts me. However, after i chilled a few, the taste was very similar to guinness. Leaves a much better taste in my opinion after a little warming than guinness does, however. Chilled: guiness; Warmer: Murphys; Pure Heat: me puking.
r464 (2254) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 A good foil to Guiness, the head is big and creamy. It’s smooth and creamy on the tongue but loses it as the head disappates. A little coffee, but not too strong. The nitro can works well here, as with Guiness. Smoother and perhaps less complex than Guiness. Well worth trying again.