davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml. Great beer, with a very nice nose. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, coffee, and floral notes. Taste is sweet, with balancing bitterness, and good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a thin head.
gnoff (7030) - 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.
greensleevesy (12) - 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.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark cola appearance, biege head. Nice roasted aroma. Beautiful biiter roasts, as expected.
CitrusP (57) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really starting to like this beer of late, lovely smooth coffee dominated aroma, with coffee being the dominant taste in this beer. What I like most is the very moderate creaminess, not too thick as to make it unsessionable, but thick enough to really satisfy a stout craving. This also contributes to a very pleasant mouth feel, which is soft, sticky and a little bitter. A fairly simple brew, but the balance is key here and this beer nails it for me.
theodorereg (18) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice balanced stout, not too sweet ,bitter enough, great dark flavours.
Sharing with others, one thought it could be sweeter, one thought it was just right. Drink it it is good.
Pyobon (795) - 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.
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.
mkel07 (2516) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Thick and hearty looking in the glass with a jet black colour and good dense head of coffeee coloured foam. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee and a bitter dark chocolate flavour. Very enjoyable.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, dark brown body, a nice dark tan head, great retention and lacing... a tangy aroma of roasted coffee beans, chocolate, not bad... wow, this is pretty good, really nice roasted coffee, milk chocolate, light hops, not a ton going on but very flavorful, a really nice mouthfeel helps a bunch... best Australian beer to date