Brewed by South Australia Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Dry Stout
Thebarton, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dervock's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1467) - - 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.

DavidAust (274) - 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
Just terrible...
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 (1498) - 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.

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 (781) - 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.

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