motelpogo (8031) - 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 mkel07 (6385) - 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. hawthorne00 (4111) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 375ml bottle. Some roasty aromas, vanilla, coffee and some grass. Taste backs up the aroma. Has some weight. Quite nice and well balanced. Still better than the 250 Anniversary stout I tried the other day. Much better than the nitro stuff. [3.2]maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2011
Plain but solid. Very drying finish.
Pretty decent for an every day stout. Flavour is backed by lots of roasted malts. Very simple brew Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours black with a large, persistent, rocky, light-tan head.
Nose shows a fair bit of chocolaty roasted malt along with a load of sweet caramel and some light fruity hops.
Flavours are quite potent, with loads of roasted barley becoming almost burnt (too much black patent?). Later on some burnt caramel shows, with a long roasty bitterness finishing it up.
Body is too watery for such a powerful brew.
jonno (2911) - JAPAN - NOV 16, 2009
better than draught guinness. Biger and roastier but with a tinner palate. Decent, but I prefer the coopers extra stout for about the same price. Muggus69 (2723) - 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.
Bif (2343) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2012
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. Westmeister (2127) - 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. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle 375ml. Good and aggressive. Aromas of apple, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavour has long-lasting bitterness, and it’s also a bit sour. Oily palate and medium body. Black colour, with a frothy off-white head that doesn’t last all the way.