uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Better than Guiness. Extremely smooth head, very very creamy. Easy to drink, light and refreshing, cleansing aftertaste very different from Guiness. Pretty good stout.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canned: Aroma of malt, biscuits and cement. Pretty widget appearance ie; creamy head and tiger stripes while settling. very dry mouthfeel with burnt butter flavour. Toasty and tasty. Still prefer Guinness.
eetcafealgarve99 (12) - quarteira, PORTUGAL - JAN 4, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled nitro-draught at Arlanda airport, Sweden.
Black with dense creamy head. Roasty and dry with very creamy mouthfeel and more substance than Guinness. Lingering bitterness in the finish with a hint of smoke
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
had at BWW good hot wings, not great beer, still somewhat creamy,dark, thick, looking at the glass keeps me thinking I want an Imperial Stout.I guess these dry stouts are not for me ,better than a Guinness but that is not saying much
Raaha (67) - Michigan, USA - DEC 30, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not the best stout I have ever had, but not bad, I will finish the four pack that I bought, though I will probably not buy it again. On to bigger and better beers.
skortila (4851) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2004 burned malty nose; black coloured with creamy head. Taste is burned malty, watery, weak. Malrty, dry finish.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 28, 2002
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Nitro bottle, pours thin black color, creamy foamy tan nitro head, light roasty aroma. Roasted malt flavor, has a dry semi bitter finish, thin and watery mouthfeel, like Guinnes overrated and pretty weak.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Re-Rate: I have been drinking this the entire holiday season, and I have really become even more in love with this stout. Original: An excellent stout that tastes great. Slightly more sweet than I usually appreciate, and that to me is the only negative. A fine tasting stout. It is extremely smooth with a great aftertaste and very little bitterness. Compare with Guinness and you may find you actually enjoy the slighter lighter Murphys.
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2004 For the style, if it's not Guinness, it's just not quite right. This is pretty tasty though, just not good enough.