Muggus69 (1139) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Earl’s Juke Joint, Newtown, Sydney
Dark brown body, pours a dense off-white foam.
Nice nose of nutty, biscuity malts with notes of chocolate & hop citrus.
Medium body, nice chewy malt texture, reasonably lively carbonation.
Palate delivers plenty of malt; biscuit, toasted nuts, cocoa with hop citrus and woody spice. Good bitterness on a dry finish.
mattyhennessy (269) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brown with a tan head. Roasty aroma with some caramel and cocoa. Surprisingly mild flavour, mostly of roasted grains, toffee and chocolate. A decent, but not spectacular brown ale.
vinhol (248) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at great northern hotel roasted aroma brown with tan head taste is malty with nice roasted flavour
motelpogo (6296) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from nirvana liquors, bondi beach. light brown with a bit of murk and a slim head; plenty of caramel in the aroma with generic citric hops; low carbonation; light bitterness, cookie dough. seems a bit subdued for a beer called growler
Niksko (312) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2014 330ml bottle.
Pours dark brown with a finger of tan head.
Nose is brown sugar, caramel. toffee, raisins.
Flavour is pretty muted. Slight smoke and caramel on the mid palate, and a sweet and slightly watery finish with a bit of toast and a hint of citrus and hoppiness.
Medium bodied with a slightly watery mouthfeel.
If this tasted as good as it smells it would be a really excellent beer, but sadly it’s somewhat lacking.
Update: I went to the brewery last week and had this on tap. COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. I’m not sure if it was the freshness or if they’ve changed up the recipe, but there was much more hop character in the flavor, and the balance between sweetness and hops was perfect. I also don’t remember it being watery.
gnoff (7666) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Young and Jackson, Melbourne. On July 26, 2013.
Clear dark reddish brown color, tan head. Sweet, malty, bread taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high grainy bitterness. Dry, bitter, grainy aftertaste. Sweet, malty, a bit fruity scent.
muffel (130) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - APR 24, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Young and Jacksons in Melbourne. Dark brown with small white head. Leaves some lacing. Low carbonation and rather thin body. Malty with hints of fruits, but somewhat watery mouth feel. Drinkable, nothing too special.
Pyobon (897) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Tap) Clear mahogany with good beige head. Aroma is subtle candy with fruity notes. Light body with good carbonation. Flavour is sweet, gently toasty with some balancing tang. Overall a nice brown ale.
Rangi (557) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasty sessionable beer. Had a few times at the lucky coq. Poors a pleasant brown, clear, minimal head. First up and after every sip there is a sharp malty slightly fruity sharpness. Find it interesting and tasty. Easy to drink without becoming to bland or a good one to throw in the mix when your getting tiered of the pints of pale lager. Good effort.
barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much in the aroma, appearance is a deep brown with an off-white head. Taste is good, definitely what makes this beer, I get fruity and floral notes, some nutty flavour and feel and a touch of sweetness. Palate is simple but warm and rounds off the taste well, a beer with a good finish.