Travlr (22432) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2009 You must try this beer a St James Gate. The farther you travel from there, the less impressive it tastes. A pint pulled from a tap in the Emerald Isle is far superior to anything you can get elsewhere.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
No matter how many times I try Guinness, I fail to see why the world appreciates it so much. As I move along with my beer experience, I do tend to give it slightly higher ratings....more to distance it from the trashy swill than to bring it closer to the diamonds of the beer world.
FatPhil (14868) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2009 568ml bottle (Dublin) right on BB date - Shared by Mirjukka - thanks!
Simple roasty aroma. Pleasant carbonation. Full roasty body, but quite gentle. Some subtle noble hop bite, but restrained. Dry, corky, almost ashy finish. Some milkiness, Very tasty.
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
had a bottle ofthis in england. it pours a clean black and the head is brown unlike the guinness from the us. The aroma is roasty malt and caramel taste is much like espresso and vanilla. It has a very smooth after taste that finishes bitter. I wonder what it would taste like unpasteurised?
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hmmmm...surprisingly like the US version...terrible. See ratings on other versions.
Quack-Duck (9356) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from Waitrose Sodmouth. Deep dark nearly black colour, mid-sized beige head. Shy malty background, hints of roasetd malts and coffee. Dry and quite hoppy. Well-balanced dry stout.
frankcolub (88) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t usually drink dark beers but on tap it is an exceptional beer .
As a dry stout proponent, you get the true beer in a guinness. A deep brown hue, a solid taste, and a good feeling going down. Definitely an impressive drink.
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at home with tashi, 4th April 09. Weak malty aroma. Dark, coffee brown colour, as expected. Balanced flavour, dryness without excessive bitterness. Sllips down ok but a bit fizzy.
dnoaksson (781) - , SWEDEN - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smakerna sjunker långsamt in, växer fram med en känsla av ärlighet. Trots en beska som skjuter med bredsidan, och en fyllighet som heter duga, är den ändå varsam - tassande. Smak av kaffe, choklad och tjära.
smcolw (617) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The original and by definition, the standard-bearer of the style. I know most swear that the version in Ireland is significantly different from America, but I am not one of them. While I prefer Murphy’s because it is "smoother" to me, this is still one of the world’s great beers.