windsorsmith (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is little that you can say wrong about an invalid stout.... although at first sip it ay not win over most lighter brew drinkers. A lovely stout... with a classic old logo that hasn’t changed since it was devloped for invalids during the war..... My favourite stout by far... makes Guiness look a bit watery and weak!
hawthorne00 (2087) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Drank this a bit in the 80s - the label is not retro, it just hasn’t changed. Brownish black with an inch of tan head that fades to a coat and lingers. Aroma has cheap chocolate, roasted malt, prunes, vanilla essence, grass. Thinnish body but slightly creamy. Sweet with brown sugar, mild roast, chocolate, grassy/ weedy bitterness. Drying finish aided by carbonation. Some metal. Perhaps slightly worse than I recalled but really not that bad.
Pyobon (790) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured very drak brown, almost black with slight tan head. Aroma has a littel fruit, caramel and something vaguely smoky, but pleasant. Medium body and frothy. Light fruity start with little middle to the flavour and a long finish of roast malt and coffee. Overall, a very drinkable beer, although not special.
crispi (103) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly aromatic aroma, tastes of roasted coffee, toffee with hints of chocolate. Clean crisp palate. More carbonated than say Guiness Draught Stout, but more like Guinness Original.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 19, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL. Pours a clear, fizzy, cola ruby with a massive tan head with good retention and lace. Sort of looks like iridescent river scum or ocean foam. Aroma was at first chocolate and malted milkshake moving to copper piping, iron, dirt. Taste is chalky, metallic, thin, smoky, not really offensive. Palate is soapy, metallic, thin, fizzy, suddy.
madquacker (993) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice black oil colours with little head. Undergrowth in the nose and a big does of char in the taste. Would not pick it as CUB! Why is this not widely sold?
mkel07 (2507) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours thick and tar like and is the colour of bitumen with an even tan head. Coffee and open fire aromas dominate but are not as strong as expected. Lively in the mouth with a great burnt flavour and nice bitter aftertaste. The best beer in the CUB stable by a long way.
destroye7 (312) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Dark reddish color. Low carbonation with big bubbles, almost no head. Good burnt taste. Light coffee notes! Good beer!
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bootle 375ml. A very pleasant surprise from Carlton. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate. Flavour has a sweet start, with bitter and sweet notes at the end, and good duration. The body is light, and feels velvety in the mouth. Colour is black, and it has a thin white head that lasts all of the way.
kearnsy (68) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Was a bit hesitant at first, but this beer was a gift so thought I might as well drink it. Excellent head, roasted caramel aromas/flavours slight hoppiness. Not a quality stout, but an okay one. Surprisingly good, bit thin on the palate.