Shark_Pants (735) - - FEB 9, 2014rodjay3585 (4) - Pental Island, - FEB 13, 2017 does not count
Pours cola colored with ruby highlights, large 2 finger frothy head. Aromas of leather, Vegemite, sweet toffee. The taste is similar but as others have mentioned, it has a metallic edge & lacks the creaminess of proper Guinness. Medium bodied. Not horrible but not great.
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I just love dark ales not being biased the SA crack at this is quite refreshing.
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From a bottle. An often forgotten classic of the style that is hard to go past. Rors (7) - - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
This Australian brewed version is a real disappointment. Aroma is not bad, more fruits than modern stouts but the coffee and roast is there. Problem is the sour metallic taste. Not as enjoyable as a "real" Guinness by any stretch. TheBackpacker (2) - - NOV 12, 2015 does not count
poor head, lightly roasty aroma, watery, burnt astringent mouthfeel ..very disappointed, so far away from what this beer it really is... before drink it I though was imported from dublin, and G.E.S. it is one of my favourite beer in europe, but after the first sip I understood that there was not the beer that I was aspecting. so I decided to look at the lable....and there was written...brew in Lion under blablabla...
sad... TedE (1299) - 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.
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 4, 2015
On tap at King O’Malleys in Canberra, not sure of the keg’s origin. nitro. subtle dark malt flavour, minimal roastiness. pretty average. I wonder if Guinness is better at the source. Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2015
I am not a big stout fan but expected a bit more from this one. Nice enough with usual generic stout flavours but pretty boring, flavour could be a bit more concentrated as seems slightly thinned out prob for commercial reasons. Coopers better in this form anyway. Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a dark golden brown with a medium tan head that dissipates to a lasting film. Good lacing in the glass. Pleasant caramel aroma. A little thin on the palate but high in alcohol. Slightly bitter aftertaste, I’d prefer draught Guinness but I would try it again. M_Sack (714) - 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. Dervock (1321) - 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.