darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Just a good dry stout, plain and simple. I really dig the widget cans, they make a great pour, with a creamy head. It’s very easy to drink several of these. Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2004
Good overall, but one of those beers you realize as you learn more about beer is not near the best. It has all been said already about this one.
Nice to see this when you get to a bar with only macrobrew choices. beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
Irelands Finest! You cannot go wrong with Guinness, filling, great smooth taste, all good heads are compared to the Guinness head. Beautiful dark stout that is what life is all about. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2004 Two tastes - weak coffee and bitter beer. Drink it straight from the bottle is the motto. However the best we can say is its coffee appearance and huge creamy head that stays there. OK to drink if you’;re drinking something after to take away the taste. sidekick (26) - Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2004
Give me a good cigar, a properly served Guinness and a good friend. Life just doesn’t get any better. If your bartender serves it in a chilled glass, kill them, it would be justifiable homicide! A proper served Guinnes comes in a room temperature glass at 45-50 degrees, and slow poured.
RugbyMike (14) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2004
Creamy head, toasted malt flavor and a slightly bitter finish. The best of the Irish stouts, but not as good served icy cold as in America. Drink at 45-50 degrees fahrenheit and maybe slide down a few oysters while you’re at it. For something a bit smoother, try a Murphy’s. Especially when you are in County Cork. jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2004
This is my favorite beer. If I want a drink I think of Guinness first. Then I go and try something new. Best when you start off the night with it so you know the full flavor. AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2004 This beer, like so many others lured me with its seductive creamy head and allround good looks. Well respected by me as it’s the only really major competitor to yellow/golden lagers. Black, opaque with a nitro head. Slight sweet roasty nose(dulled by nitrogen no doubt) coffee and toast. Once on tha palate, tastes a little flat, but a nice caramelly sweetness, acidic fruityness, and fierce, drying bitterness. Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - APR 27, 2004
This brew is for me more robust more bitter and more flavorful then the Draught version; the latter being flatter and less flavorful. The appearance is pleasing with a rocky head. Although it is high in Carbs approximately 17g per 12oz bottle its also high in Flavour. If you are seeking a good wallop then reach for the Black. Kingman (26) - Lexington, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
The best stout. surprisingly drinkability one after the next pint. slight burnt nutty taste that is not overwelming. Perfect for Sunday football game watching.