Brewed by South Australia Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Dry Stout
Thebarton, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oskarfredrik (3) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2013 does not count
The most amazing Irish stout beer that I tasted, and one of the greatest to me, also the first stout tasted. Anyway, this beer have a very nice aroma, including chocolate, coffee and caramel. The appereance is black, very black in deed, a clear, but with a little hazy/cloudy semblance, the head is very large, frothy and creamy, being this, maybe the great atractive of this beer. It have lower sweetness and a lightly sour touch for the taste, being a good combination to keep and producing a great sensation in the mouth. Full bodied, with a thick/creamy texture and very fizzy, with a bitter and and a little astringent finish, giving a cool sensation after the drop. Very drinkable and great for a cold winter afternoon or a rainy day in the summer. Oysters and Guinness is a combination of world-class!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1796) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle 375ml. Good and aggressive. Aromas of apple, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavour has long-lasting bitterness, and itís also a bit sour. Oily palate and medium body. Black colour, with a frothy off-white head that doesnít last all the way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DaniBoi (7) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
375ml bottle. Pours a thick idnight black colour with a coffee coloured creamy head. Looks thick and robust in the glass with roasted malt aromas pouring forth. Burnt malt flavour leaves a dry bitterness on the tongue that is quite pleasant. Well balanced with lots of muscle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2142) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
750mL bottle 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KeefOz (1561) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (623) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle. Jet black, frothy mocha head. Roasty malts, cola, caramel aromas underpinned by an ordinary metallic element. Strong roasted flavour with some dark chocolate, charcoal, coffee bad heavy hop bitterness. Perfectly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 15, 2011
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

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (778) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2012
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.

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