k2 (146) - USA - JUL 20, 2002
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A very close second to guinness. an overall smoother beer but it not as much body.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 18, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy, but not as heavy as Guiness. More drinkable than Guiness
homebrewrules99 (37) - portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
If the Guinness is to heavy or bitter this is a good alternative with the smoke/coffee/chocolate notes and drinkablaty
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - JUL 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has to rate about the same as guiness, I would have to taste them side by side to tell the difference. I suppose the Murphy’s is a little bit more watery but solidly dark with a small head that lasts the whole way through. No overwhelming flavors but crisp and dry throughout. Would like to try on tap.
pivo (2592) - GERMANY - JUL 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
You get a really nice looking beer with this - no complaints there. A strong roasted malt nose, but I got a little sour milk aroma thing going on. Roasted malt taste - almost smokey, or better toasted (as Yogi_Beera puts it). Bitter finish. Quick profile and a creamy mouth feel. Thin though. Overall harmless and inocuous. Certainly drinkable, but not that good - just above average.
YogiBeera (2500) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Malty, toasted grain aroma with hints of cookies. Wonderful appearance: big frothy head, mostly lasting and a nice black color. Tastes creamy and like coffee but finish is average and get’s oily and flat. For a stout weak.
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2002
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Ah the imposter. It’s like they tried to brew guinness and had to change a few things so as not to brew the exact replica. Thinner, and has more rooty/earthy notes. It’s good, of course, just not very original.
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 8, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Similar to Guinness in a can…Nice milky chocolate and roasted coffee but its body is so weak, I want something else…
beerlovinman99 (124) - USA - JUL 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad, but a little too thin for me.
stemcell00199 (21) - worcester, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was diappointed. Just beacuse a certain other stout comes from Ireland, doesn’t mean the Irish should give up on trying to make better stouts.