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Abbotsford Invalid Stout

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Brewed by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB)
Style: Stout
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2013
375mL bottle. Reduced to Clear at local Woolworths Liquor Deep near-black body, thin film of tan foam sticks around. Moderate intensity aroma; cocoa, molasses, some woody hop and bready yeast. High carbonation, bit thin and watery for strength and style, dries out quite quickly. More cocoa on the body, bit of liquorice, flavour drops away to reveal a bit of yeasty "CUB" twang that lingers with a moderate bitterness. Disappointing; certainly not on par with other macrobrewed Aussie stouts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (7471) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Bottled 375 ml from Dan Murphy’s, Eltham (Melbourne), on August 4, 2013.
Dark brown to pretty much black color, brown head. Sweet, port, vinous, raisin, chocolate scent. Sweet, malty, roasted taste. Grainy, roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
bit thin but for under $4 it’s good! molasses, mocha, with good texture and weight.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (764) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2013
That’s a classic, taken in Melbourne. Dark cola colour, with a thin tan head, it has little aroma to be noticed, but a lovely flavour of chocolates, prunes and coffee. I’d be happier with less coffee. A bit woody, it’s as good as a Coopers, although more fruity. Medium bodied and with little bitterness, this stout has an almost creamy texture that could put it in the sweet stout category. Although produced by Carlton, this is a nice gem of the South. Victoria.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westkyoto77 (443) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
Bottle. Jet-black, with grey sea-foam head. Quite watery, and a little too carbonated. Strong taste of dark bitter chocolate, some espresso. I liked the simple flavours, but it was a bit too fizzy and thin for me to go back to it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1310) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle- Pours a black color with a decent tan head that fades quickly to some lacing. Aroma is a bit muted with roasted malt, bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste of some roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and bit of malt sweetness. Decnet bitterness and a fairly clean finish. Fairly moderate body, not a creamy as I hoped. Fairly decent stout, but nothing to get excited about.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
theodorereg (21) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
A nice bitter/sweet stout. Easy pouring, easy drinking. On a winters night after work this stout is satisfying. I wouldn’t want this stout to change. It is simple and good, where a lot of stouts you only want one and move on.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1538) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Bottle. For the AUD price I paid for this certainly far from worth it. Aroma was very faint and subtle coffee. Appearance was near black. Flavour was thin roasted malts and coffee. Pretty weak all around. Not offensive, but not what the style should be.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle. Black body with an average sized light brown head. Aroma-taste: burnt wood, tar, coffee with a dry roast minerally finish. Light bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1806) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2011
Pours black with a large tan head. Nose shows milk chocolate, cocoa and roasted malt. Not bad. Flavours are a bit light on but show roasted malt and some cocoa. Could use more carbonation, body seems a little watery. Don’t know why this doesn’t have a higher rating.


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