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

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.


3.1
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head that doesn’t last long. Slightly burnt aroma has notes of roast malt, dark chocolate, smoke and coffee. Flavour is similar but with more chocolate and some caramel. Smooth, oily mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a roasty, smoky finish. Not particularly sweet. Quite a nice stout without being overly exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2830) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Pours black, tiny tan head - not what others have seen apparently. Perhaps mine had been skulking around on the shelves a while. Not that it harmed the experience. Chocolate, coffee and oats aroma. Mild roasted coffee and cocoa. Not all that sweet. [7 2 7 4 16 3.6]

Bottle. Big gusher - as was another I had recently. That and some very mild sour apple notes suggest infection, but mostly it just seems a tad overcarbonated. After a fair while the silky texture returns and the taste and balance are about the same.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2009
Pitch black pour, good persistent tan head. Big rich malty aroma, with lots of milk chocolate, vanilla and nutty notes. I think there’s some cinnamon in there? Damn good anyway. Roasted malt is big upon tasting, with hints of coffee and smoke. Thick rich body, creamy carbonation is slightly too lively.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2009
Draught at Lambsgo Bar, Melbourne. Pours dark brown with a tanned head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, caramel, coffee and smoke. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
madquacker (1072) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2009
A little unrefined but a great bubbling nasty looking black dotted foamed concoction. Charry and flat. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2008
Big tan head on a dark opaque stout,carbonation right,aroma malty chocolate,coffee,notes of oatmeal,milky smell.Flavour mild for a start but good roasted tastes,oatmeal,bitter roasted caramel,malt chocolate,slight grittyness to velvet touch,love me stouts,this is good.Finish roasted full flavours,sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2008
well poured. Roasted coffee flavour chocolate notes Sweet stout style? Easy drinking stout and a good stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2008
Pours dark brown/black, with thick tan coloured head. Aromas of dark chocolate dominate with perhaps a hint of dried fruit. Palate is more expressive, showing more dark/bitter chocolate and liquorice with some very subtle sourness from the oat, finishes slightly sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
...bottle. Good, to sum it up in one word. Not too complex, good smooth mouthfeel, and nice dark lingering head. Has that 3 ravens on the nose, finishes clean, and creamy. Oatmeal hints, with slight roasted coffee beans, and slight dark fruit in the mouth. Good job, worth a try.


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