fletchfighters (815) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A-- Served black. Just tints of ruby at the base and near the head. Pretty simple I suppose. Half finger of light brown head that stuck around the film area after settling. No carbonation shown and left good ringed lacing through drinking.
S-- Lots of roast but a soft nose. Straightforward nose. Roast, coffee, dark chocolate and no hops. Very English RIS.
T-- Roasted malt, roasted coffee, and dark chocolate. No bite to this at all. Just an attack of roastyness.
M-- Coffee acidity really grows in the feel. Kind of a turn off. Really forward with the roast, no sweetness to smooth this out. Just coffee, roast and chocolate. Seriously needs some sweetness to mellow this out.
O-- Strengths, well hidden ABV and by style done well.
Weakness, weak nose, lacks sweetness compensate for the roast and coffee. Just became a harsh, acidic beer in the end. Interesting beer from a brewery that has a real good base range but this was just an average one off beer.
magdalar (498) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Local Taphouse in Sydney. Pours black with a creamy off white head. Smells roasted, smokey, malty. Tastes salty, medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, oily texture. Finishes bitter and salty with a long duration.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Archive. Very thick and chewy in the mouth with great flavour.RIch, smooth and velvet like in the mouth. Not one that you drink quickly, one to sit sip and enjoy.