iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Re-Rate: Head to head with Beamish Irish Stout. Slightly lighter than the Beamish, dark
brown with hints of red. Rough smoky
aroma of malts and nuts. Dry fairly mild
flavour with whisps of smoke. 10/16/2002 - 3.2: Very smooth, creamy head that is a bit more brown than guinness. Overall flavour fairly mild; slightly roasted with some hints of chocolate. Nice, but I was looking for a bit more flavour.
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Re-rate: Matched against the Beamish, this is lighter in color, with a lighter head. The flavor is dry and smooth. Creamy mouthfeel, with a touch of oilyness in the finish. Roasted malts with a fair amount of coffee and bitter chocolate. Good, but not outstanding. 6/25/2002 3.2 This one isn’t too bad. Roasted coffee in the aroma, but once moving past the aroma, you loose a lot. It’s rather bland in teh flavor.
CapFlu (4813) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly bitter finish compared to Guinness and Beamish stouts but an excellent brew from out of Cork.
Supaflyfresh99 (98) - E.Williston, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
These irish sure know how to make a stout.
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark and creamy has a watery aftertaste at times.
Crit (3562) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Creamy dry stout, could be more tasty
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great appearance nice creamy body.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much of a head. Very little carbonation. Very weak body. It tastes even more of tar than from tap.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
not one of my all time favorites but a well brewed stout definately has nice cream head strong coffee armoa witha a malty taste,slightly dry finish an ok beer butprefer a little sweeter taste
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First impression: The stupid pressurized ball thing clogged the bottle neck when I tried to pour it. The problem was rectified with a more vigorous pour. And now, about the beer...Looks exactly like Guinness. I say this only because Guinness seems to be the industry standard. Rich opaque blackness with a thick tan head. I still can’t get over how thin Irish stouts are. They may look thick, but they are really not. But density aside, this has a pleasant roasted finish and a nice touch of hops. It definitely goes down smooth though.