SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
You can't knock the look of a pint of guinness, it's an icon. You can't knock the smell as there isn't one if you drink it as cold as pubs sell it. Neither is there taste. My opinion is that Guinness is a "gateway drug", it has led many an antipodean to good beer via it's smooth mouth feel which makes the suprising (to a VB/New/XXXX/etc drinker) bitterness and body bearable. From there the acceptance of new flavours is accepted and away we go. Couple of bonus points for that factor hehehe. Oh and it is almost always available which makes for a nice safe fallback.
Bodomite (34) - USA - MAR 10, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Extremely good, Very hoppy taste with a smell of yeast. Thick and goes down well with meals. Excelent choice for any occation.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice frothy head...i beautiful pour. Everything else is average from there.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a sick beer. Maybe why its probably the most popular beer in the world. great to pound or just sip. the best on tap, or can, or bottle, or anything, Cold.
btwhite7 (37) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Unfortunately, I'm rating this out of the new bottle. I will re-rate it later out of the can or tap. Regardless, still one of the best, if not the best mass produced "mainstream" beers.
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Black color, with a nice tan nitro head. Aroma is very vague some roasted malts but generally its just farty (or is it just my dog farting?). Flavor is roasted malt againg, small hints of coffee and farty again. Bitter aftertaste. Very watery mouthfeel. Fucking boring beer.
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2005 I was rather surprised when I realised I had never rated this. There is not much to choose between Guinness, Beamish & Murphys in my view. A reasonable standby when confronted with a pub that doesn’t have anything more interesting (which this was) but I rarely drink it these days in any other circumstances. Invariably served too cold to pick up much in the way of aroma or flavours, especially when there is such a push towards the "Extra Cold" version in UK pubs these days (presumably so that they don’t have to bother with the tiresome settling period). Smooth and easy drinking, with a dry finish, but unexceptional. Somehow, it always seems to taste better in Ireland. Draught, The Feathers, London SW1.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - FEB 25, 2004
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the bottle:Black color with a creamy tan nitro head. Not much aroma, just a faint roasted malt. Very light roasted malt flavor, more like drinking water. Totally flat creamy nitro feel. Yuck! No wonder they say to serve it extra cold!
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night, thick as molasses in January. A head all other heads can be judged by. Flavor is strong dark chocolate and coffee with a lingering dry bitter finish. Not as well crafted as some but towers above most.
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What can be said about Guinness? You either love it or hate it. There's no other beer like it. Of course, the jet black color is its unique trademark, and a full glass with a frothy mop on top is a true sight to behold. Guinness actually is a fairly light bodied beer, contrary to all those who think it's really "heavy." A good stout to start with if you want to see what they're all about. Great on tap. If you get it in the store, get the can.