DaniBoi (7) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is something I have when Iím out and about or if I want my fix on Guinness and Iím not willing to go out to a pub and get it on tap. Not as good as it is on tap but itís still jizz worthy.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown in colour with a persistant mocha foam. Light malty aromas show through a hint of yeastyness. The flavour rich malt and quite an estery dry finish....
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, one of my first 2 or 3 beers tasted at about age 15 (with sunday roast at the dinner table) and a few times since. the body couldnít be much blacker nor the head much beiger; salty aroma of vegemite and burnt toast; minimal sweetness, hints of rusty gutters and buttermilk; seems unremarkable these days
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a thick brown head,with some good coffee aromas,taste is fairly standard but miles ahead of the draught.
Muggus69 (1161) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Suprised I havenít rated this. Had a couple of "longies" to celebrate St Pats day.
Black body, dense deep tan head persists. Perhaps not as appealing looking as its streamlined nitroíd draught cousin, but has a rustic charm about it...as stouts should.
Aroma is somewhat muted, yet has a richness to it. Malty; lots of burnt sugar, charcoal, black toast and bitter chocolate, with an edge of earthy hop.
Texture is quite thick, almost oily, lingers long on the palate. Creamy sort of carbonation, dries out towards the finish.
Quite a savoury roasted sort of flavour about it. Iím talkiní roast red meat, black plum skins, bitter leaves, cocoa, coffee grinds, burnt toast and dark brown sugar. Firm bitterness, some leafy hop character lingers.
Real serious stuff, widely available. Probably not in the same league as Coopers stout - in the same price range and availablilty - bit a far superior beer to that watery draught stuff.
Westmeister (1723) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Perfect looking brew with a dark black/brown body and a thick milkshake like head. The lacing is more like cake batter than anything. The smell is somewhat sweet roasted malts and a hint of minerals. The taste is very thin, almost lager like with weak roasted malts, but a serious mineral component that adds both bitterness and sweetness. Really not what I am used to having in the States. Still it is hard to find anything dark in Australia, so I was happy to try this.
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very big taste, bitter sourness due to the amount of iron from what I hear, on tap in Dublin it comes out like toast and milk
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black body with garnet hints, large off-white head. Aroma-taste: blackberries, toast, some smokiness; significant roast bitter finish. Moderate carbonation; medium bodied.
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty decent for an every day stout. Flavour is backed by lots of roasted malts. Very simple brew
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 Pored from a 750ml bottle, for such a big name Iím sorely disappointed, i hope it tastes better on tap. Not much of an aroma, i could pick up a bit of roast though. quite dry in the mouth, roast, toffee and a slight red wine flavour. Slight bitter finish.