legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2002
Black color; White head, gee f-ing surprise!; No aroma. BLAND, even blander then Guinness. They must have worked really hard to get a beer this bland. The worst stout that has ever passed my lips! jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2002
very good stout. very much like guinness, but slightly not as good.......... Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - APR 22, 2002
A fine stout............................................. YoYo (22) - Ballston Spa, New York, USA - APR 19, 2002
UPDATED: APR 5, 2003 I always liked this beer but am re-rating this because I don't think it deserves a 4.8. Very similar to Guinness or Murphy's but maybe the most bitter of the three. boyd599 (9) - USA - APR 18, 2002 does not count
The best of the Irish stouts. Better than Guinness, but it doesn't get as much play. It's hard to find, since most pubs will favor guinness over it, but if you can find it, drink the keg dry.
fraasch (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2002 does not count
This is one of my favorite Irish stouts. It is much better in Ireland though. Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 15, 2002
Pretty good, but not as good as Boddington's. Very Guinness-like, but not the same flavor. Overall, a good buy. Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2002
Ehh, not bad but I prefer Murphy's Irish Stout. Not too bad if you like cream. kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2002
A very bland Stout. Typical stout/dark color. Not anywhere near as good as Guinness, but not bad either. I guess I'd rather have a micro-brew stout. Sigmund (7820) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2006 Smoother than Guinness, very drinkable. A stout recommended for beginners. Rerate: ...which doesn’t in any way imply that Beamish hasn’t a lot to offer the experienced stout drinker as well. Aroma is better than Guinness, and the flavour is very nice too. I simply suggested that the prejudiced anti-stout drinker might find out that he/she actually likes it.