DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2017
Bottle into glass.
Hadn’t drunk this for a while and past memory wasn’t great - mediocre at best. Only purchased because I needed a stout for the sauce to have with slow cooked beef ribs and didn’t want to waste a high quality beer. Glad I did.
Poured with a surprisingly large head - mainly because I wasn’t expecting it and hadn’t been careful. Looked amazing though, jet black and thick tan head that lasted and left a huge amount of lacing. Unusual for lacing that good from a Guinness in a bottle. Maybe my glass was cleaner than usual :-).
Aroma - mild but noticeable if you gave it a big sniff. Burnt toffee / caramel / malts. Taste - like a stout should with a decent mix of sweet and bitter. Mid length palate. Overall enjoyed this far more than I remembered the last one. Came from a six pack of 375 mils not a "tallie". Not sure if that is the reason - or there is a new recipe, but happy to enjoy the rest over a few cool nights.
Overall - enjoyable but no Wow factor. rodjay3585 (4) - Pental Island, - FEB 13, 2017 does not count
I just love dark ales not being biased the SA crack at this is quite refreshing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone by Rox StevieT (2039) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 28, 2017
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...
TedE (1545) - 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 (628) - 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.