roland (38) - Bellevue, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2000
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 (2919) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2000
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
The greatest beer in the world!!.................................