StevieT (2013) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2017
From a bottle. An often forgotten classic of the style that is hard to go past. KeefOz (1838) - 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. worldbeertaste (1805) - 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. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
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. Maris (1513) - 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.
Pyobon (1401) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
(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. Dervock (1347) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle - some roast malt and sweet notes, but an overwhelming metallic twang.rich sweet upfront and a sharp dry finish. Creamy mourhfeel. TedE (1332) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2015
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. varanid99 (1214) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
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. Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2014 Tap. Coffee, chocolate, black, frothy, white foam, very bitter, medium body, thick feel, soft carbonation, & long bitter finish.