billb (245) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2000
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the perfect pint, when it is indeed perfect. However, I can’t give it a perfect score because for some reason 50% of the time the stout doesn’t taste up to par. I put a majority of the blame on the bar, but some must go to the brewer. I go with the can for consistent flavor.
redwitching99 (15) - st. augustine, Florida, USA - MAY 7, 2000
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
thees ees one of thee good ones, man
zbrew19 (31) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2000
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
mojoman (158) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 1, 2000
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Silky smooth. Thank you widget man, for the can. Closet thing to the tap at your local good bar.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2004 This beer was a big stepping stone for me. While I still find it good, there are many other stouts I’d put before it. Although, it is a ’staple’ beer in a way, and it is widely available. A good beer to judge others by.
roland (38) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2000
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is *the* classic stout. Guinness is best from the can or served right on tap - the bottle loses some of the texture and appearance and makes the beer taste too bitter.
PhillyBeer2112 (2791) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2000
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2003 Finally getting around to updating my rating on this beer. Properly poured from nitro keg at cellar temp, this is a smooth lightly roasty stout with a roasted nose and a slightly sour and dry finish. Mouthfeel is creamy, almost milky. Overall lacking in character. The draught cans and bottles are essentially the same: overly creamy bland presentation with a hint of roast. The new commercial description and Guinness's new mission: to serve this up extra fast and ice cold, well, it speeds the decline of a great beer. Either the folks at Guinness have completely sold their souls, or they have no respect for the North American beer drinker. Either way, its good enough reason to drink something else.
bojjie99 (6) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2000 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The greatest beer in the world!!