Pyobon (1315) - 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 (2069) - 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 (779) - 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. Thereís not a huge nose, and thatís reflected in the rather milder taste profile. Thereís 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.
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown almost black with a frothy lasting thick tan nice lacy head. Nice roasty nut smell of malt with caramel, salt, . Medium frothy smooth body with soft carbonation. Sweet suger caramel start with a bitter dry roast finish. Not too bitter on the finish. Very enjoyable a cracking Stout.
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 (7705) - 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.