NosirIwont (2462) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2004
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Le Green Pub, Rennes, France. Completely dark with a thick creamy beige head - which stays!!! Nice! Bitter taste. A bit watery. Light metallic. Not the biggest experience, but fair enough. The aroma is a bit weak - lightly hoppy. You can also sense the metallic here. (Very) weak hint of coffee. Wonderful palate.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great tasting beer...good for kicking back and relaxing or getting roudy with the guys. Not a hit the spot on a hot day kinda beer. Word to the wise...drink it while itís cold.
vnkbg (3) - BULGARIA - AUG 11, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím addicted to this one so words are useless. anyway Guinness is smooth and creamy. probably best draught
emotv (353) - Izmir, TURKEY - AUG 11, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pure dark.Nice coffe aromas on first.Bitter and bitter.Very creamy and smooth.If you only drink lager this could be the worst beer u ever had.But if u like it u do not choise another one.
Maarten (3) - IJmuiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2004 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is my favorite beer. Great taste, very drinkable and a smooth head. 19 out of 20.
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very creamy stout. Extremely easy to drink. Nice malty flavor although not as strong roasty flavor as I like. Much prefer it to the Guinness Extra Stout even though that is a style I would normally like.
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2010 bottle 11.2 oz. Made in Ireland. Pours very dark opaque brown/black with the upside down bubble thing...very impressive. Fantastic coffee cream, frothy, sticky head with extremely small bubbles foam. Good lace. Aroma is mild dark roasted malt with a bit of coffee and hops. Flavor is dry, mild, somewhat bitter very dark roasted almost burnt malt with a hint of dark bitter chocolate and coffee. Pushing medium bodied and watery but very clean, non complex tasting. Finish is dry, somewhat bitter and astringent. Easy to drink but I would pass this over for something more robust. I like the fuller and Imperial stouts. Got a 22 oz Guinness extra stout in the fridge to try. I noticed a bit of an off aftertaste/sensation in the mouth for a few minutes after I finished the glass.
Update: This can be very nice on tap. Wimpy as all hell but has a pleasant, refined flavor. Had it with steamed oysters once...perfect combo.
mjg74 (3077) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The classic. What can one say about the beautiful black color and creamy head. Litlle carbonation. Itís a good brew, but not as good as it seemed when I first got into it.
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 7, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2010 Very dark pour. long lasting thick white head. some caramel aroma. Some fine roasted malts. Burnt bitterness for flavor. Some roasty goodness. Mid sour/bitter aftertaste. Creamy and thin. Very refreshing.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2006 Iíve had this on draught in USA and NL, in can and bottle in the USA. It starts out the same every time....nice color and head, but thereís no getting past the inevitable taste.....very light, watery tasting---and thatís the best you can say. The aftertaste came out like tasting bacon. Just no character from this beer. Has an old coffee-like taste to it. The best you can do with this stuff is turn it into a black and tan. I like the last few words in the commercial descript......"...chilling for even longer will simply add to the ultimate experience." What a bunch of marketing baloney. This crap is way, way, way (and did I mention way) overrated. It is what it is....a dry stout...and if its bland roastiness is the truest measure of the style then we must bestow the honor of "King of Dry Stouts" to Guiness. You just donít get any extra points for the award.****update**** it still sucks, and might just be getting worse.