churchman66 (6) - Thurles, IRELAND - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
Still has a way to go to surpass the experience that is a Guinness. Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2002
A stout that isn’t heavy, like Guiness, but still has that amazing stout color and texture when poured from the can. Taste is a light roast (compared with other stouts) and seems thinner, but I can deny it goes down quite well. Good for those who find Guinness too demanding. geofflilley99 (6) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 14, 2002 does not count
Better off the tap than in the draught can, but a good buy nonethless. Malty, roasted flavors are abundant. Gets better as you go along. fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2001
Solid performer as far as Irish stouts go. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 26, 2001
Appearance: nice thick solid head atop an opaque body that seems rather thinnish when pouring. Nose: kind of weak, but nice smokiness, chocolate are noticeable. Flavor: dry, slightly smoky, bit of sugar and chocolate; nice but not distinctive. Rather thin in the mouth and a bit harsh going down. Certainly palatable, but Guinness and many others are better. (nitro can version)
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
Lost plenty of overall impression points for being too thin. I think Murphy’s is eve thicker. I’ve had this on tap in a pub and from the bottle. Unremarkable, I prefer any Guinness to this. This is very well-balanced, highly chugable, and woth every penny, but it’s really not worth writing hom about. If you’ve had the new Guinness in the bottle with the ’rocket widget’, and liked it, you’ll enjoy this one too. itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 2, 2001
Love the head.
Very drinkable. bumlogik99 (19) - Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA - NOV 10, 2001
Impressive stout- relatively inexpensive too. Nice head, and great flavor. joet (2604) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Despite its decent aroma, it’s metallic aftertaste, gossamer body and fleeting nitro foam don’t make for a substantial experience. opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - NOV 3, 2001
A damn good stout. I liked this even better than Guinness. A touch richer and had a great chocolate flavor.