greensleevesy (16) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black tar appearance with choc head. Wonderfully smooth and well balanced bitterness. I’ll have it in mars.
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours jet black with light chocolate coloured head. The aroma is roasted barley with bitter dark chocolate. Flavour is the same as the aroma but slightly less pronounced
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 (1049) - 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 (522) - 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 (11209) - 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 (1033) - 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 (371) - 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 (687) - 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 (2459) - 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)