motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 4, 2012
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 couldn’t 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
pours black with a thick brown head,with some good coffee aromas,taste is fairly standard but miles ahead of the draught.
- Muggus69 (2438) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2012
Suprised I haven’t 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 nitro’d 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. I’m talkin’ 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 (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
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 (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
mickmac (485) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2011
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 (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2011
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
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 Pored from a 750ml bottle, for such a big name I’m 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.
Maris (1499) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2010
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. jestersdarts (5) - , AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2010 does not count
Poured into glass from stubby From Dan’s
Pulled it our of the fridge for about 15 minutes to let warm up slightly, poured with a light tan head that I was hoping to be thicker for a stout, but it tried to hang around to the bottom of the glass (may have been because of the headmaster I drank it from).
Not quite black, with a deep toffee hue coming through the thinner parts of the glass.
A slight roasty aroma, no floral hops that I could pick up.
Fairly thin on the tongue, a medium roasted grain flavour, astringent coffee and somewhat sour mid flavour, which also lends to a dry taste, finishing with a thin bitterness that stays for a moment. It does have a slight aspect that remind me of Guinness draught – perhaps this is the roasted barley / faintly sour, combination?
I did enjoy this beer and I would drink it again, but it did seem a bit ’thin’ for my liking of stout.