worldbeertaste (1789) - 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.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Australian version, 6.0%ABV. Pours dark brown with a lasting brown head. Light roasted malt and brown sugar aroma nut very subtle. The flavour is roasted malt, brown sugar and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied and soft carbonation is present. Low bitterness in the finish. As echoed by many this is a lot better than the regular draught.
KeefOz (1401) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Landsdowne Road Irish Tavern, Surfers Paradise. Poured an opaque black with a ruby edge tint and with a 5mm light tan dense and creamy head that retained extremely well (to the end of the drink) but laced poorly in spots. Aroma very subtly of roasted malt. Taste of sweet malt (quite sweet for a stout) followed by faint bitterness. Palate quite heavy but with a nice creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy with a long dry slightly bitter finish. A good stout.
Maris (1305) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 375ml bottle on 1/12/2010. Has a modest roasted malt aroma, with a little coffee. The flavour is more roasted malt with an assertive lemon sour/bitter finish, which is actually a little harsh. Not a lot of sweetness is evident. Not a patch on Coopers Best Extra Stout.
Pyobon (1251) - 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.
varanid99 (898) - 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.
Dervock (827) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - some roast malt and sweet notes, but an overwhelming metallic twang.rich sweet upfront and a sharp dry finish. Creamy mourhfeel.
TedE (792) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle into pint glass. Bit disturbing to find a slightly skunked thing going on here, but there it is. It disappears to be replaced by a mild chocolate nose. Looks right, black as pitch with average tan coloured head. Quite thin body with a bit of zing on the tongue. Finish is astringent and vegetal, then raw coffee takes over. Finally a little touch of sweet chocolate arrives. Not recommended.
Jado (738) - 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.
Rangi (670) - 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.