ALLOVATE (2333) - 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 (1253) - 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 (952) - 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.
Pyobon (891) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Poured opaque black - opaque not because it was cloudy, just because it is very black. Nice tan head. Pleasant aroma of chocolate, dark toffee and dried fruit with hints of fresh sawn wood. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with medium body and fine full carbonation. Strong start with dark chocolate, coffee and smokiness, moving through a slightly thin mid taste to a good bitter finish mixing hoppy bitterness and a lingering smokey burnt note. Overall an unusual beer that works well. Very dry with little in the way of sweetness or fruitiness, but is not unbalanced. Enjoyably different.
StuffWine (122) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2011
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured coal-black with tan head (slow to form but went nuts after encouragement), lasted well. Aroma mild of toast and liqourice. Wow; taste suprised me: initial bit too mild of roast malt, but is followed by cocoa and coffee with a fine long and pleasant toasted nut finish. Very nicely balanced. Body medium, creamy with lively carbonation on tongue-tip. Price is good too, since not imported. 3/3/8/3/15.
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@omhper. Quite much black colour, not much head. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, mild coffee and some caramel as well. Flavour is roasted malts, coffeee, some liquorice and mild dark fruity notes. Pleasantly balanced.
Dervock (432) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - OCT 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours black with a frothy tan head. Nutty roast malt aroma. Choc malt and roast malt flavours. Bit thin lingering dry coffee finish.
omhper (19187) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, thanks baggio! Black, minimal head. Heavily roasty with asphalt and dark chocolate. Dry, firm and clean. Plenty of cocoa and tobacco-like finish. A solid stout with concentrated flavours.
gnoff (7663) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2013 First rating
Bottled at the tasting at omhper on September 30, 2011
Dark brown stout, light brown head. sweet malty scent, also licorice and smoke. Sweet, malty apple, dry taste. Weak mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Draught at the brewpub on July 14, 2013. As a single taster.
Marked as 40 IBU.
Builds up beautifully after poured! Dark reddish brown color, latte tan dense head. Malty, sweet, light roasted taste. Dry, grainy, roasted aftertaste. Smooth, velvety mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Highly drinkable! Sweet, malty, roasted scent. Leaves nice lacings as well.
Dazz3 (1512) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at omhpers tasting. Pours black with no real head. Smells smoky and soy. Tastes smoky malty with a similar finish.