Maris (1020) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
mkel07 (3676) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
davidm (1942) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 12, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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!
vanDahl (9) - Churchill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2010 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
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
Pyobon (973) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.