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


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2068) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 First rating
Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Black color, nice fluffy tan head. Sweet, roasted, metallic, toffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
As "3 Ravens Black Stout".
Clear dark red to black color, big light brown head. Sweet, roasted, chocolate taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterenss. Chocolate, roasted aftertaste. Sweet, roasted, chocolate scent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2006
I’m really loving what 3 Ravens is doing at the moment, this beer particularly. I’ve drunk quite a lot of it over the last six months or so. Seriously black with a nice brown head. It’s quite roasty to the point of being inky, with liquorice, prunes and chocolate topping. Big, round, soft maltiness balanced with very assertive roast flavour and bitterness. Like Sinha Stout (silky malt flavours) crossed with Stout Billy (aggressive roastiness) but more of a session beer than either of those. Top stuff. I also aged a bottle for about six months. Not a great deal changed, except for the beer trying to sneak out of the bottle before I could pour it, and the subsequent Belgian-style rocky head caused by the high carbonation. Very round chocolate topping, caffe latte, currants, prunes and toffee in the aroma. Dusty, chalky, grainy cocoa flavours like a good hot chocolate, oaty creaminess, hints of Milo, rich and rummy but soft like Sinha with a roasty, charcoal/burnt toast finish.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1351) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommygface (3) - Brunswick East, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
A-Black as charcoal. Firm chocolate head that will never leave. N-Aniseed, chocolate and espresso. Licorice is a big player here. T-Bang on like vegemite toast. Oatmeal and burnt treacle. Slight peat (smokey). Lighter body that doesn’t overpower flavour. Simple presence with complex characters. This beer pours so black you cannot see through it, its smells encapsulate you, and it tastes like a potion made by willy wonka himself. The unmistakeable taste of vegemite on well cooked bread makes you do a double take. It puts you into a trance and instead of putting the glass back on the table, you take another sip discovering more characters. I want a bigger body, but I fear if this were so I would not be as intrigued as I currently am.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jade (433) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2011
Thick brown head on this black stout. Nutty, chocolate aroma. Oaty, roasted flavour which leaves a smoky feel in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Very good dark considering the abv. Strong flavours and nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dredd (787) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2007
Great beer, lovely initial appearence with a head that wanted to leap from the glass, nose is mostly roasted dark malts somin off leaving hints of mocha and coffee. Flavour though is a great kick with licorice, coffee and a fine grainy/tannic cocoa. I’ve enjoyed the other 3 ravens beers, but i think this one is the best yet. This one really delivers, definately a top 10-20 Aussie Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 22, 2007
brewtopia06. very black with a steady off-white head. aroma of porridge and cherry ripe. quite sweet, some golden syrup, nutella and chocolate sauce but dries out with a very oaty, slightly sour finish. curious and very drinkable

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