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 (618) - 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 (1718) - 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 (7173) - 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 (1394) - 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 (1981) - 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.