apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark, almost black with a thin brown head. Aroma of roasted malt. Chocolate, caramel and malt comes through in the taste.
madquacker (995) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A lovely velvety stout. Massive head and lots of lasting charcoal. The taste just keeps on. Very nice.
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasant enough easy drinking stout that’s nearly black with a tan head. As the blurb says chocolate and coffee mostly with a hint of licorice.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [thanks bluebetty]
Deep brown to black with a big, fizzy, frothy, beige head. Aroma has fine chocolate, dry roasted malts, soft nuttiness. High carbonation, softly dry and creamy mouthfeel (despite the carbonation). Flavour is soft, elegant, dry roasted, peanuts, coffee, chocolate. Lingering, malty dry and bitter finish. Nice stout.
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Back body, beige head. Strong coffee aromas with dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Quite light bodied for the style with a smooth mouthfeel and well balanced sweet-bitter flavour profile.
Niksko (202) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown to black. A small amount of coffee brown head that fades quickly. No lacing. Nice malty aroma, with a little hint of chocolate and some smokiness. Palate is lovely and complex for a stout. The chocolate from the nose comes through, with beautiful coffee notes and some balancing hoppy bitterness. Texture is slightly oily. Carbonation is alright, but I generally feel that stouts are under carbonated and this is no exception. Finish is slightly bitter, but it doesn?t linger too long which is nice in this case. Also, a little residual sourness. Overall a nice, balanced stout.
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at 4 pines and in the bottle. Well made stout, great malt aromas of chocolate and coffee. Nice smooth taste and a good bitterness level throughout without being over the top.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At just on cool and out the bottle. Cap comes off with a swift burst with the beer to follow, so quickly into the glass it went. A lively, well conditioned, oily black with brown showing in the very shallows. Compact and tight is the tannish head, well retained with good legs. A waft of spiced chocolate mudcake grips the nose with hints of oak, yeast, vanilla and liquorice root. Soft, velvety and powdery mouthfeel, not big in body but shows good presence. Subtle peppery carbonation upfront otherwise it’s all smooth for the length. Bold, bitter malt swallow, rich dark chocolate all throughout with a touch of grapeskin astringency in there for good measure. Long linger of burnt wood, and topsoil, quite earthy, a little ash too. Malty mid-palate builds, light biscuity sweetness, chewy, with a touch of fresh cracked black pepper to keep it interesting. Quite dry otherwise, very sessionable though. This is a good Stout. Pleasing, refreshing, balanced. Nice!! (33cL, BB 13/07/12, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
Sevenlee (1060) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is very weak but a moderate roastiness. Taste is also roasted malt with hints of chocolate and coffee leading to a small bitter finish. Not bad.
Maris (849) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 12/12/2011. Pours almost black with quite a big tan head. Has a pleasant aroma of chocolate and coffee. In the mouth, there’s a good dash of dark chocolate and lots of bitter roasted malt. Has a slightly creamy texture and a long finish. Just a really well put together stout, with great balance.