beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Browner then amber in color with a handsome crown of off-white foam thats tall, thick, rich, and steady. Some patchy lace sticks but most of it drips back down. Smell is a dirty, musty, lightly roasty malts and grains. Taste is cleaner but I sense alot of grains, its got a touch of roastyness and light hops with a crispy finish. Quite empty in taste and feel, not impressed at all, was hoping for a bit more. Its a smooth and crisp refresher of a beer, but beyond that, yawn.....
1more4dessert (324) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm not a big Irish Ale fan but this was nice. Very dark copper color and a rootbeer float-like head which breaks off into islands. Big balsy carbonation, nice toasted malt. A winner in my book. Bottle
pedrobeernut (13) - San Pedro, California, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Try it from the tap if you get to Ireland. Delicious ale. Nice balance of bitter and sweet. The best Guinness brew I've had. Goes down smooth. Careful with this one or you'll find yourself balls up in front of the pub. Pity they don't sell it in the States.
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2003
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper coloured with a small head. A rather straight forward ale but maybe a bit more bitter hoppy than normal. Nice to drink but a bit flat.
mds (2154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a copper, amber colour.
Has a pleasing aroma. Very nice taste, kind of sweet with a moderate bitter finish.
TipsyMcStager (1127) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle)Aromatic sweetness and mild hop aroma. Pours a ruby brown. Loses points for being completely flat and weak head. Slight sweet flavour comes through. Light malt mouthfeel. More hoppy than the usual British style pub fare. A decent beer.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
consifering who this comes from, it's not bad. some nice tart fruity malt with a little roast and slight hops.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On Tap in Winsor. Good amber color with a nice full head. Good malty aroma and a hint of fruit. Malty Flavor. tad bitter. Good beer.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Only had a small sample of this (a privately imported can), but I am REALLY hoping to find it somewhere here in Denmark - preferably on tap. Mostly characterised by the malty flavour (caramel, nuts) and the very pleasant finish.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap in Dublin. I was the only one my age drinking it and the Irish kids I was with made fun of of me, but none the less, it was a good beer. Much different than most anything else guiness makes. Smooth malt flavor with a hops finish. Good carbonation.