mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. I liked this, it was creamy and smooth, as advertised. Personally, however, I prefer a bit more bite to the beer, could have used some hops I guess. Definitely better than Guiness in my opinion though.
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 29, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
WIDGET CAN. Dark black color. Large foamy white head. Aroma is chocolate and fruity. A light to medium bodied stout. Malts are chocolate and roasty. There is a slight metallic taste and it is a little thin and watery tasting. I wonder if the off taste is due to the widget? Touches of coffee and vanilla. This particular can is not very appealing. Will need to re-taste some time. The off taste just drowns out the stoutness of this beer. Mouthfeel is very thin. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured jet black with a cascading head and beautiful lacing. It had a slightly roasted creamy aroma. Creamy slightly roasted, slightly buttery taste with a rather weak mouthfeel. Overall, I thought this had more of a taste than Guinness, and will choose this when I see it in a bar.
BeerandBlues2 (12101) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite a few aromas going on here: roasted, slight molasses, dark chocolate, and strong coffee. Creamy tan head that lasts all the way through . Deep black in color. Moderately bitter with an average finish. Creamy and flat on the palate.
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2004 Really thick creamy head. Thick as shit. I don't like Guiness and I don't like this shit as much as I thought I would. I don't think this would quench any thirst the way an ice cold PBR could. The little ball in the can is the shit.
DuffManOhYeah (133) - USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty good stout. Tastes a lot like Guiness, but somewhat creamier and smoother. I enjoyed the four that I got thoroughly.
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 L Draught. Black with thick, stable light brown foam. Flavour was initially nicely bitter and full, but the aftertaste became watery. Not my favourite Irish stout.
Reid (2319) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this in the 14.9 oz "draughtflow system" can..brewed inUK by Whitebread.
Pours a lovelly dark coffee brown almost pitch black , with a nice sized tannish head after the cascade has settled
Pretty good aroma of roasted malts..smells like a strong colombian coffee does early on a Monday morning..good!!
Now the taste I found to be a little thin and watery..but the after taste is still good nice coffee..cream..some hops ok.
Very smooth as would be expected in the mouth.
Very drinkable stuff
Good Irish stout though not as good as Beamish..on par with Guiness Draught.
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, black color, thick creamy tan head. Roasted malty flavor with a nice hint of bitterness. Sweet, roasty, and slight bitter finish. Good beer.
rlgk (18237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with a nice lasting creamy brownish head. Aroma is cocoa. Flavor is cocoa as well, not much bitterness. Maybe a little thin to be a stout.