gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
large creamy head murky red brown pour aromas rich malt earthyness vanilla fruit caramel flavours smooth earthy hops mild to medium bitter toffee vanilla caramel citrus fruit smooth aftertastes at the finish caramel citrus earthyness lasting bitter enjoyable ale
hawthorne00 (2214) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a pale beige head. Floral and fruity aroma with pears, peaches, light toffee, pepper. Fairly light-bodied with more fruit and peppery hops than toffee. A little too much carbonation for me for this sort of thing. Lacks a bit of presence for the ABV, but the hops are zingy enough to stop it from being bland. Refreshing.
Stew41 (1661) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A slightly modern variant on the real thing. Malts are a bit tight and show a mineral tinge (not quite the typical toffee). Hops are obvious but mild. Some creaminess but the finish is dry.