dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this draft and out of the bottle at a Guinness Believer event in Philly. Bottle was a little sweeter than the draft. Not by much however it was there. It poured and looked like a Guinness
Eructoblaster (4067) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The effect of carbonation building a thick, creamy and long-lasting head is amazing. Intense grilled malt aroma. The same grilled effect shows itself in the mouth with some hints of coffee and chocolate. Nice bitter final. Each time I drink that wonderful potion, it gets harder for me to believe that there are still idiots who thinks that the american Budweiser is the "King of Beers".
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ebony with a tint of blood red when held in light. Smooth, creamy, and beautiful when it cascades. Very smooth, sort of bland taste, that makes it very drinkable. I tasted this beer in comparison to the extra stout, and I enjoyed this one a lot more. A nice mellow stout and a treat for the palate.
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ahh...a refreshing beer in comparison to other overwhelmingly bad or just plain strong beers today. Dark aroma, dark appearance, dark taste, but not overwhelming to the tastebuds. It caresses your mouth and leaves you feeling satisfied, not violated, much like Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter. I'm still bitter about that stuff. Anyway, it's not really my favorite kind of beer, but I can appreciate it. My recommendation? Drink it very cold. I didn't like the effect of lukewarmness.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2005 Good beer. My first foray as a budding beer snob into real beer. Beautiful body and head. Malty and slightly bitter with hints of chocolate and coffee. Lots and lots of smoke flavors. Too thin.
mmmstout22 (24) - USA - MAR 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer that introduced me to stout. No appearence more beautiful. It is not that complex, but it is creamy, smooth, and slightly roasted tasting. Will continue to drink over the other Irish stouts I've tried.
22ozBicepCurls (2) - Bend, Oregon, USA - MAR 25, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite all-time stouts. Thick and creamy glass of coffee colored richness. Great beer to complement a Quiznos sub
Bassy15 (60) - Cullowhee, North Carolina, USA - MAR 24, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I can say this is one of my favorite beers, especially when it is the fall or winter seasons. It warms the body so well, dark color, light head, coffee after taste and just a great bitter taste. Love the widget too, just to hear it when you open a can at home is great.
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
probly had 100 of these over the past 15 years. this one was on tap. cutesy clover poured on the dense tan head. black, smooth, roasted malt flavor. dry and not sweet. good with a sandwich. also good with a scoop of coffee ice cream (a mudball)
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2004 Great great great beer. Lacks complexity, but still one of the most unique beers I have been exposed to and holds a special place in my stomach. One of my favorites. The can stout version is much better than the bottle.