TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is not a Guiness. That is what I was hoping it would be. The head was gone fairly quickly. The beer it’s self was more bland then the Guiness I have come to love. Over all, it is a fine beer. But still one that is easily passed over.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - APR 8, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a pasteurized pub draught that ships with a DraughtFlow® system (basically a small plastic widget) that aids in mixing nitrogen gas with the beer as it is poured.
This Stout pours to a dark purple/brown color with a moderate size, tiny-bubbled and creamy head that dissipates within a few minutes. This beer is very low in natural carbonates and is almost flat. Flavor has toasted nut and coffee tones, and finishes with a slight malt sweetness and very gentle bitterness.
Once the head dissipates, you’ll notice right away that this beer is flat and lacks carbonation. I enjoy this beer more than I did Boddington’s Pub Ale, but I was not very impressed by the taste.
fatherpierre (62) - Leeds, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not meant to be Guinness! It’s smoother and has a sweeter taste than its more famous rival, but as a stout it stands out in its own right. It goes down like velvet and leaves little discernable aftertaste. A fine stout.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very similar to Guinness.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2002
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a nitro can (why do I do that to myself?). Has to be served too cold to have much aroma. Beautiful look with a head you could float a coin on. Body is thin & watery for a stout. Taste is like someone scraped the ashes off the bottom of a BBQ and blended it with a pint of water.
duece (103) - Waterford, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2002
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Passable but not preferred if in the mood for a stout stick with Guinness.
RichardGretton (4247) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very intense bitter coffee taste, with a smooth and creamy palate. This beer has plenty of taste, unlike other beers of a similar style.
bierkoning (10208) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 31, 2002
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
tasted in the Irish pub in Oldenzaal (NL). Thick creamy head that lasts. Stout sells slowly there, so the beer tends to gain a little sourness. It tasted good enough, but cannot be compared with Guinness and Beamish.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
typical nitro can thin taste at the start. rich roasted taste. A fine, passable stout, but not thick enough for my stout tastes.
heykevin (1276) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Has a nice roastiness, perhaps more roasty than Guiness, but rendered almost completely lifeless by the nitro tap.