Garrat (1347) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 19, 2004
A poor tasting stout,very run of the mill,not much flavour of anything.There are so many better ones out there. ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Pours black opaque with a medium tan head (on tap at Winston Churchill's). Minimal aroma due to cigarette smoke. Thin mouthfeel (compared to the St. Ambroise). Kind of tastes like someone punched me in the mouth and I am swallowing blood. So, maybe a little metallic would be another way to describe it. Minimal flavor compared to the other stout I drank today. brownaler (742) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Not much of a flavor at all with this beer. You're better off having a Guinness or Beamish. Spiesy (2337) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2004
Can, at the Heathrow Airport, United RCL, London.DYCSoccer17 (3714) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Black with a larger beige head. Takes a while to settled nicely. This instance was a bit thin I thought. Bitter dry stout with plenty of burnt malt derivatives. I’ll be in Kerry, Ireland in a couple of weeks so hopefully there’ll be some improved draught versions to be had.
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 On Tap- Pours opaque black with a light brown head. Aroma is typical. tastes identical to Guinness. Next please...(3/5/3/4/9)********RE-RATE******* ounce can purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. The aroma has a nice underlying roasty, mildly cocoa presence. Light herbal hops are also surprisingly present. Nice enough. Opaque black-ish body with a creamy, nitro mocha-colored head and great lacing. Starts a little sweet, before this becomes a bit thin and watery in the middle. Some metallic hints come through, which is then followed by a burnt roastiness. Lightly charred. It’s decent enough stuff, but a little thin on the palate. Granted, it’s a session beer.
ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Nice dark color under a good-sized head. Stunningly creamy with a good lingering aftertaste. Friday (30) - Brighton, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pouring this makes for a nice, milkshake tasting head. Strong roasted grain aroma with a wee bit of hops in there as well. Good roasted flavor as well, but finishes a tad too quick, since I love this flavor. Since it compares close to Guinness in my opinion, I'd say this is a tad better. I'd buy this again in a heartbeat. wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2003
Pours black with large white head. Very strong chocolate, roasted grain aroma. The flavor starts dark coffee, moderately sweet. Finish is nicely hopped and dry. A very thick, creamy mouthfeel. Worth drinking any time it is on draft. EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2003
always choose before guinness. actually has a coffee chocolate taste with some depth. still kinda watery (smooth) and nitrogenated, but not bad, especially if you want a few bottles of it beastdog75 (364) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2003
A decent nitro-stout, although it is a tad bit watery and boring. Near Guinness in terms of quality and flavor. Decent roasted malt flavors, with notes of coffee, cocoa, and nutty flavors. Not as bitter as Guinness and maybe a bit sweeter.