hayden1215 (319) - Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large long lasting creamy head with quite a bit of lacing. Color is very dark brown, almost blask. Aroma of toasted grain, flavor is slightly choclate. A very smooth stout but with out much kick or stong flavor.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was fairly enjoyable. Not as much coffee taste as in most Irish Stouts. Has white head and the taste is smooth and somewhat enjoyable for an Irish Stout.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
30/3 draught(tap not bottle): Slight burnt aroma, not much else there though. Great look, deep black with a brown tight head. Lovely chocolate/coffee taste. Hint of bitterness, nicely balanced. Great head retention. Thick creamy mouthfeel.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro-can: Poured nice and slow, I have to say I love watching a slow pouring beer. It's really quite breath-taking actually (pinky to the side of mouth). Nice dark black color. Tan head, really creamy. Chocolate aroma. Not the same kick as another Irish dry stout I know of, but not bad.
Panzuriel (1922) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice smooth stout with a rich dark chocolate/dark coffee flavor. Nice roasted nose. Very dark opaque liquid. Thin neat head.
YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - APR 5, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very drinkable Stout. Super smooth with nice clean taste. I can only purchase cans in my neighborhood, but have had on draught. I've never seen the bottles anywhere.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: black color, slightly less than opaque, with a medium size tan head, a bit of lacing. Aroma has alcohol notes and some malt. Flavor is weak, with some butterscotch notes, and alcohol rather obvious. Palate was way too watery thin for this style. Just alright overall, don't care to try it again.
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2003
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2004 I personally like this beer better than Guinness because it has a milder less bitter taste to it. It also retains the same trademark creamy head as Guinness
PorterPounder (7244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Rerate Not bad, just not worthy of a 3.9. Same description. Original 3.9 Widgeted induced can - typical widgeted induced pour with a thick creamy airy head. Nice black appearance. Bit of a roasted flavor to it. Detect slight coffee notes as well. Slight, sweet, chocolate aroma that I could detect. About on par with a Guinness.
thedm (5615) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2003
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2003 Mild aroma in a black body with an energetic head of light brown fine bubbles. Near the top of the head below the beer line a continuous flow of small bubbles can be observed. No carbonation in the taste and very smooth for a stout. Some coffee flavor but it is not overwhelming. Clinging vine lace adorns the side of the glass. It is a very nice smooth stout that I found myself liking more and more after each taste.