nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
madquacker (994) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A little unrefined but a great bubbling nasty looking black dotted foamed concoction. Charry and flat. Very good.
gam (2904) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasted coffee flavour
Sweet stout style?
Easy drinking stout and a good stout.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
...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.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml).Poured extremely dark brown (virtually black) with a small rocky, light-brown head which was mostly diminishing. Aroma was of dusty chocolate truffles with roasted malts, latte, creamy caramel, vegemite on toast and some black berries. Flavor was similar to aroma with dusty chocolate truffles, roasted caramel malts, creamy coffee, vegemite on toast, tart black berries with leather notes and milk chocolate in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel and a good finish.
Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours blacks with a light brown head that dissipated very quickly. Malty nose of coffee and fruit…maybe banana. Taste is malty coffee with some chocolate and fruitiness though not especially complex. Smooth mouthfeel with a bitter finish. OK but nothing special.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours opaque black with a very small tan head. Sweet, thick oily vegemite and machine-shop aroma, heaps of molasses and chocolate... with a touch of dried fruit sweetness. Body is a little thin, not backing the roast well enough, although the oatmeal helps smooth it along. Most of the sharpness would seemingly be from the roast, with little hop character or bitterness contributing to the beer. The flavours for me, were a little one dimensional, with the simple thick cocoa paste dominating. Very oily in the finish, too much for me. However overall its pretty good for my least favorite dark beer style.
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A cracking sweet stout out of Victoria. I like these guys. If you open this straight from the fridge, have at least two glasses ready. And a cloth. And a paintbrush for the ceiling. This one gushed so much that two chalices could not contain it. Great head retention. However, the head-to-body ratio was about 4-1 in each chalice for several minutes. Nice rich aroma of dry cocoa powder, licorice root and shoe leather. Medium bodied, with a dry-as-a-bone finish. A very smooth customer indeed - silken chocolate malts and figgy accents before a robustly bitter finish. Porridge notes and a slight sourness. Very sessionable for a sweet stout. (330ml bottle from Cloudwine Cellars, Melbourne)