jefcon (1827) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
On tap -- Coffee and cream aromas, a lastng, measurable head. I’ve definitely had better pours than this one was, and this beer is different everywhere you get it, but the underlying quality is apparent. Smooth, deep on the palate. A winner -- but not a draught I order much any more. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Black with a creamy tan head that lasts until the beer is gone. Smooth creamy, light on carbonation, thin with some tangy roasty coffee flavors. Aroma is roasted. Finished light with some bitterness. Light bodied. StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2005 Rerate. Now with many more stout experience under my belt, I revisited this one and was significantly disappointed. Thin, lacking in flavor and muted all around. Thereís still a distant bitterness and creaminess to it, but it just falls short. Thanks for the first experience with stout, Arthur Guinness, but Iím going to be siding with some of the more recent style interprations. Zeswaft (1768) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2004
Nothing can beat the look of a Guinness. Unfortunately, I drank mine out of the new bottles. It was decent, but there wasnít as much flavor as I remember. Itís really smooth. It actually kind of has an aftertaste of cigarettes. thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2004
What can be said that hasnít been said before? The creamy head makes this beer. THe "Extra Cold" version sold here in Australia seems to differ from the US version. not a lot, but the roast flavor seems to come out a little more in the US version. One of my faves, itís not as thick as the non-guinness drinker perceives it to be and the low-ish alcohol makes this a great sessional beer. Probably the best beer that you can consistently get EVERYWHERE.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Great tan head, but not really any significant aroma. I love any stout that you can hold up and not see light through the other side. Solid roasted flavor and just a little bitter aftertaste. Love the thickness and the way the head stays on the whole glass. mfullerene (27) - USA - NOV 11, 2004
nice looking head. roasted malts, mild flavor. a little bitter at times. not a bad drink, but not a great one either. ALLOVATE (3003) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2005 Iím sorry, but I just donít get it. History tells us of an elixir capable of healing the sick, which was filling, hearty and seen as an aid to virility. Unpasteurised, old blended with young, and the Epiphany of stouts, forever, amen! What Happened? Or did I taste the wrong Stout? The appearance is all this beer is, Nitro kegged or canned, big dense creamy beige head, black body and opaque. Underneath, a bland flavourless dry concoction lurks, now pasteurised and filtered, it needs to be chilled to be enjoyed, but no-one will admit this! More of a great proud tale, than a Beer. Hmright (101) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2006 Aroma, what are ya gonna smell? Apperarance....nothing looks like a guinness. Great fool milkshaky feel in the mouth, and very smooth, thick finish. Moderate sweet flavor, but doesnt stick around long enough for you to remember, so you must raise another pint. Agree with others, this is my light beer of choice! hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2004
What ruined this one for me is the head. Of course it looked nice, but it tasted terrible. The dominating flavour was roasty and bitter. Not great, but good in a pinch.