papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUN 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big fan of dry stouts, but I liked this one better than guinness. Color: The darkest of brown with amber hues. Creamy tan head. Light malt aroma. Flavor: Lightly sweet with a hint of coffee, lightly bitter with a smooth palate.
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUN 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thicker than guinness, better than guinness, mine was served about room tempurature, and it was marvelous.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light, almost nonexistant roasted aroma. Nice creamy tan head sits atop a rich chocolate-brown body, very typical of the style. Is there any damn difference between this and Beamish? Actually, yes. Murphys Irish is thin-bodied and "watery" like Beamish, but the flavor is a bit more noteworthy, with stronger roasted notes and good hints of chocolate to complement a creamy mouthfeel. These Irish draught style stouts sure don't stray from formula, satisfying the masses as an ale version of corporate radio.
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Better than average dry stout. Very smooth, Had it from the can, and was impressed. Not quite Guinnes, but close.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2003 Ugh. Everything that's always bothered me about Guinness Draught and none of what I like about it. Completly dull flavor and mouthfeel. The flavor is thankfully weak - too damn sweet and nothing to balance it out. I don't know if it's actually this disappointing or if the stupid nitrogen can ruined something. Dark red/brown color, not opaque. Nice head however.
rickgordon (3846) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black. Smooth light brown head. Smokey inviting aroma. Mothfeel and flavor not the best though, has a woody palate with not so much flavor.
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very creamy, delicious stout. More smokey then Guinness, but quite honestly, both are very good, IMHO.
Ernest (7032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught can. Head is initially small, creamy, light brown, fully lasting. Body is black (but not opaque). Aroma is lightly malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate, caramel). Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Definitely will re-rate when I can find this in bottle form, as nitrogen has rendered this nearly soulless.
Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can't believe I never rated this before. I llove this stuff and to find it out in the backwoods of western Mass. was a pleasant surprise. I like the smoothness that oozes through you as you drink down a pint. You still get all the coffee and dark chocolate notes you'd expect, just in a smoother package.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
A disappointment if you like Guiness. Certainly smoother but it lacks the distinctive sourness. Promises more than it delivers