flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
VERY dark beer. I might have had a bad pour, but the head was almost non-existant, and what little there was, was quickly gone. Aroma was very nice with some roasty notes in it. The first taste threw me a bit as I didnt not know what to expect. After the second taste, I found the origin of roasty aroma. Very well balanced beer, and very tasty. P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 12, 2003
rich chocolatey mildly hopped nose. lighter then i remember, coffee comes late. good hops. when i think dry stout this is it Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2003
I enjoyed it from the bottle but was disappointed that it's actually brewed and bottled in Canada.
It had a nice burst of flavors. Rich malt flavors abound. Very enjoyable and not the same predictable Guinness I've come to know on draught or from the widget can. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
This tastes to much different than the tap or even the can that they're actually hard to compare. Does it taste a bit sweeter in the bottle? It seems so to me. Decent, if you can't get out to your local bar for a draft pint. pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2003
Rich roast flavor. Syrupy in consistancy but this is expected. No after taste, and goes down smooth. Not a beer to guzzle.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2007 Not as fresh tasting as the draugt. It’s on the bitter side and all too heavy. It’s not what I would call bad, but I miss the creany coffee like flavors of it’s more famous counterpart. beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2003
Not a bad dry stout from Guinness. Coffee and roasted flavor. Smooth and carbinate with a slightly bitter finish. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2003
More bitter and carbonated than original Guinness. The only thing extra is some more alcohol and a higher price. Still a pretty good beer. awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2003
Having had on tap and then trying the bottled version I will definatley stick with tap. Found this version to be more watery than tap versions. Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2003
If you wan't to throw up drink this straight from the bottle. It is nasty. In a glass it's better. Nice black color and tan head. The taste is ok, but I've had a very bad experience from drinking this stuff straight from the bottle. Looking at it makes me want to gag.