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Brewed by 3 Ravens
Style: Sweet Stout
Thornbury, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A subtly complex stout. A bold, yet hospitable beer, with roasted and chocolate malts to call you in from the cold, sweet Munich and caramel malts to warm you, and oatmeal to wrap you in silky comfort.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1020) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 4/5/2011. Pours pretty much black with a good tan head. Has a pleasant bready, roasty, fruity aroma. The taste is impressive - a lovely balance of roasted malt, dark chocolate and dark fruits, with a medium bitter finish. The texture is slightly creamy and the carbonation is spot on. An excellent, beautifully balanced Aussie stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3676) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
330ml bottle. Well carbonated and super lively that sees a volcanic flow of foam fill the glass. Caramel coloured head with a deep black body and roasted coffee bean aroma. Tastes malty once you work your way through all the foam, with a sweet burnt flavour also coming through.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours jet black, though a deep mahogany when held up to the light. Lively tan coloured head pours about an inch think. Very lively carbonation. I can hear it as I pour. Aromas of choclate, dark fruits and some smoke. Flavours of roasted malt and not a lot else. Mouthfeel is quite thin and the carbonation is to lively. Unfortunately flavours didn’t live up to the aromas.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle poured into a DFH snifter produced a finger worth of coco colored head that when off to a thin lace. The body of the brew was a typical black stout color. Aromas from the brew were what I expected typical roasted malts. Coffee and chocolate were right up front. It had a nice bitter coffee flavor with enough malt sweetness to keep it real drinkable. It was a tad light for me in the mouthfeel department but had good carbonation. A easy to drink stout, it went down nice on this cold day. If I had another I would have drank that one too, so it is very sessionable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle 330ml. I love this stout. Roasted aroma, very chocolaty, and it also has liquorice and coffee. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Silky palate, and medium-to-full body. Black colour, with a frothy off-white head.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 12, 2010
Decent stout. With a bit more body this could be a contender. As it is its velvety smooth with lots of chocolate (especially on the nose) and residual sugary finish. Not too roasty. Pleasant but passes you by a bit too easy. Also these guys must have the most boring beer names in history. I mean black, dark, bronze, 55 etc...geez!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanDahl (9) - Churchill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010 does not count
330ml bottle. Very dark pour with a thin but long lasting tan head. Pleasing chocolate aroma lingering to a roasty bouquet. Taste is instantly pleasing. Smooth and thick on the tongue, tangy chocolate with roasted nuts. Aftertaste lingers. Very enjoyable black beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2010
Keg. Strong fruity aroma and taste - quince / nectarine? So pronounced it was like a fruit stout. Otherwise pretty standard stout with chocolate malt flavours. Drinkable. Slightly sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 I’ll start by saying this is not my sort of beer, and i can only rate it on how i tasted it. overly smoky and heavy on the roasted malts, with dark chocolate on the nose. bottle at beer and brewer expo

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (973) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
Bottle. Opaque black brown with slight beige head. Subtle but pleasant aroma of stout - dark roast malt, oatmeal. Huge velvety silky mouthfeel - the carbonation expands in the mouth - creamy. Taste is a disapointment: rather bland - some treacle / caramel notes, some dark chocolate. Overall, OK but not special.


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