hoorayforbeer (105) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2003
Guinness is a nice standard stout, but it definitely lacks the complexity and flavor of some microbrew stouts out there. drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2003
I still don’t understand the fixation with this. The draught is tasteless, and this only adds a few extra dashes of roasted nastiness. I thought the bitter was unpleasant and that yeasty, malty, roasted whatever-it-is just sat at the back of my mouth jabbing my tonsils with some implement of bad taste. I do appreciate the fact that the extra stout tried to actually have some flavor (unlike its watery brethren) but it was, sad to say, unsuccessful. Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2003
is not the same since they started brewing it in cananda, but still solid. from the pub is the best way to enjoy this brand though jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2002
I find this a lot more enjoyable than regular Guinness in any shape or form. Bitterness is the only difference I really see here besides more apparent carbonation than draught/tap versions. freekyp (2257) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2013 Thin and bitter. Loses some creaminess when not on draft. Still black as night, but no cool cascade effect on the pour. Holds a small tan ring of head and leaves some lacing. Slight more bitter than the draft version, especially in the aftertaste. Some tang and plenty of roast.
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
Black as night and tastes like half beer and half coffee. Will wake up the ol’ tastebuds. amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
Very black in color with rather large long lasting head. Aroma of black cherry and malt. Taste of old coffee. Tangy on the finish with a rather unpleasant aftertaste. Seems pretty unrefined. rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Not bad. Very roasty and bitter. Little flavor aside from the bitterness though. Too thin. Great foamy head. Crit (4011) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2002
Canadian version:Very poor interpretation BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2002
This is a good stout. It is smooth on the palate, and well balanced with flavor. It has a nice, dark look to it with a good head.
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2002 Total Score: 2.6
Bottling really killed this beer. It is much better on tap.