varanid99 (541) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Black pour with very little head. Toasted malt aroma, and a slightly off note. Taste is metallic, a little chocolate, toasty malt. Not a patch on the draught.
Marc18 (28) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Could not believe how poorly Guinness has travelled to Oz. The hop balance is off, leaving a sharp metallic taste with none of the substance I expect as a devout Guinness fan. Comparing this version to the tap versions found in Dublin means ratings suffer terribly, sadly. At least much of the warming appearance remains.
philgill (17) - - MAY 8, 2013
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Wow, feel like writing to the irish embassy to complain about just how bad and far removed this is from the Guinness at home. So rare in my life I have been unable to finish a beer due to It being so crappy. The hoppiness is all wrong, metallic, horrible. Tastes like licking a chernobilese window after an easterly wind
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours black with white head. Aroma is harsh metallic hops with roasty chocolate and caramel hints. Flavour is overwhelmed by the poor hops which buries the more robust flavours which Guinness is known for. Do yourself a favour fellow Aussies, steer clear of the extra stout and go for the "draught" version in the can
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Rangi (597) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 16, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poors like coke, no significant head. Aroma of molasses which continues into the flavour. Dark malt flavour with molasses lingering as an after taste. Little too thin for me. Slight bitterness also.
Just not a great beer over all.
Pyobon (956) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Very different from what I am used to from a tap in the old country; in fact I would not have known what it was if it were not for the label on the bottle! Pours clear very dark red brown, looking very much like coca cola, except for the cream colorued head which is fairly dense and long lasting, but not like the real thing. Even so, it is a good looking beer. The aroma is subtle but pleasant, mostly toasty malt. Palate is quite creamy from the carbonation and in part from a medium body. Taste is ok but again a bit of a disappointment compared to real Guiness from a tap. Some dark toffee bitter sweet malt flavours give way to a pleasant and long lasting bitter finish with burnt notes. Overall it is a bit one dimensional, lacking any complexity. It suffers from comparison with a proper Guinness. However, trying to be objective, it is really quite drinkable.
Bif (1540) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle- Pours a black color with a creamy tan head that fades to good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and a bit of nut in the background. Taste of roasted malt, almost burnt, coffee, some chocolate and bit of nut. Has that distinct Guiness bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly medium body, smooth and creamy texture. It is what it is, a stout to which others are compared.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque deep black with foamy light tan head and creamy lace that vanishes to nothing. Aroma of Guinness twang, cream, chocolate and roasted barley, bread and grains. Light medium body - roasted barley and guinness twang. Chcocolate, coffee - medium carbonation. Finish is roasted barley, dark malts and characteristic Guinness sour notes.
beerking123 (7) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2012 does not count
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Not the greatest dry stout getting around . Yeasty nose with rich roasted malt flavour low carbonation strong bitterness in the back . Wouldnt go out of the way to buy this .
Jado (563) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite different from the nitro can or on tap versions of Guinness. Still pours a deep black, but with a thinner and less long-lasting head. There’s not a huge nose, and that’s reflected in the rather milder taste profile. There’s chocolate, malt and a light metallic hint to it. Carbonation is very light, making it easy to drink. Still very smooth, although I think I prefer the draught.