3 Ravens / Bacchus / Holgate / Moo Brew The Congress
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Brewed by 3 Ravens
Style: Smoked
Thornbury, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Black, with mahogany highlights, The Congress combines opulent dark chocolate maltiness with a subtle smoke and spicy maple character, to form a complex and intriguing beer. The carbonation level is moderate to accentuate the renowned cask ale attributes.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rangi (670) - - SEP 3, 2013
Nice beer but not a great beer. The smoke was just a little subtle for me with this one. Other wise really well made flavoursome beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1697) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2013
Slowbeer bottle (15-Sep-13) Biggish woody smoked bacon sweet malt. Dark brown colour, ok head and sheet lacing. Sweet woody, bacon roast malt and herbal veg flavour. Bitter herbal roast bacon malt finish and veggie hop woody aftertaste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1760) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2013
Bacon meat hop malt aroma. Dark brown colour with fair head and lacing. Malt meaty bacon flavour. Flat palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3411) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle, started at 10C which was too cold for me. Very dark brown with a beige head that fades to a coat but hangs on from there and coats the glass. Aroma of toasted wood, rye bread. Light bodied, very alive feeling. Eschews intensity of flavour for intrigue. Barely sweet with lots of spicy slightly charred woody notes at the end. Chocolate, toasty, some appleish zing and pinot noir-like berries. Very interesting beer. Don’t quite know what to make of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2710) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2013
Pours black with a quickly fading head. Nose shows roasted malt, spicy and bready rye notes, woody maple syrup and a bit of beechwood smoke. Very roasted flavours too with faint smoke underneath. Not as interesting as the aroma. Too much carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
Biege head mahogany pour soft carbonation with aromas vanilla caramel smokey notes the maple coming through rye rich notes the flavours sweet chocolate caramel spiciness the rye coming out lovely influence vanilla and smokey maple a nice tangy touch a bitter sweet taste on the palate the finish best aftertastes rye rich malts smokey maple influence bitter sweet lingering finish lovely ale nice and smooth

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
Dark chocolate with a thick beige/brown head. Aroma is light due to the head, but malty and smokey. Smoked chocolate and nut. Lovely drop.

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