tcb200 (8) - Pearl River, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as consistantly good as Guinness is on tap - is that due to Guinness diligence or Murphys lack of? When good it is a fine beer.
caesar (4716) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like the way it looks. Black with a thick creamy head: beautiful! But when is it going to taste like the way it looks? It will probably never be so... :-(
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My favorite stout. If you like Guinness then give this one a try and you won’t be disappointed.
Bov (9050) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark black colour, big creamy head, coffee, black chocolate, smooth, few bitterness and quite light bodied
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Weak aroma. Black coffee taste. Not as bitter as Guinness but not as flavorful either. A decent beer that goes well with food.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 19, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a nitro can. Pours black with a smallish but thick head; just not as distinctive as the Big G that it begs to be compared with. Aroma is rather slight, but with usual coffee/roasted grain components. Flavor initially seems rather nice, but the hoppy bitterness seems to have more than a hint of aluminum or iron to me. Body ok, perhaps a bit thin. Doesn’t work; if you must have an Irish dry stout, go with the biggest name for once...
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strikes me as a thinner, more watery version of Guinness. While there’s the expected roasted malts, there’s an unpleasant astringent or chemical aftertaste.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nothing distinctive at all about it, very smooth though. Weak head retention. Excellent beer to start or finish the night but that’s about it.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro can. Smooth and slightly sweet with a creamy head. Guinness-like when cold. It has a watery-light, sweet flavor that I find inferior to the watery-light roasted flavors of Guinness Draught, which I like to compare it with.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sorry about the earlier rating everyone. On second try this stout was everything short of mediocre. I wouldn’t even say it was like guinness, which wouldn’t be much of a compliment anyway. Watery and some sort of much too sweet caramel taste in there. Not very good at all.