mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
porter and stout tasting ’02: pours with the customary dry stout appeance, black with creamy head. slight caramel aroma. very smooth mouthfeel. mild, but not bland, roastiness and hints of chocolate. nice.
thealcoholic (104) - Hilbert, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
an awesome beer. It has a thick and creamy head. it has a malty chocolatly taste. It has a hint of sweetness to it
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much aroma, typical nitro pour with a thick, creamy head. Somewhat thin mouthfeel, but has a nice, mellow burnt taste and bitterness that I like. Worth a try.
madsberg (10684) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2003 Not as good as Guiness, but sure it way up there. Nice black colour with a chocolate-white head. Nice chocolate aroma, and the flavour has distinct notes of chocolate as well. Finishes with a pleasent bitterness.
jammertime99 (25) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Features a thick creamy cappuccino-like head and is black with reddish hues. A coffee-espresso nose leads to notes of roasted barley and a drying finish. While Murphy’s seems slightly watery, it yields a full, roasted coffee/toffee flavor.
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I used to really rate this beer - but that was before I had experienced the craft brewer stouts and, indeed, Guinness Foreign Extra. It is still very drinkable but is lacking in character.
Allseeingeye (223) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Creamy head characteristic of stout. Mild roasted malt chocolate flavors. Creamy palate. Kind of sweet. Just OK.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliantly thick and creamy head and body. Dry bitter taste that was the perfect end to a delicious steakhouse dinner.
tourette (222) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is very similar to Guiness in the bottle, I thought. Its a bit lighter, and a bit less bitter. I prefer Guiness over this, but this is a fine beer as well.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2003 Very dark with a medium creamy head. The aroma is chocolade, burnt and tobacco. The taste is creamy chocolade, slightly sweet with a slightly dry, bitter finish.