hawthorne00 (3510) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A nutty red-brown, small beige head. Cereal malts, nuts and seed nose. Robust caramel and dull chocolate taste with interesting earthy nutty notes, presumably from the wattle. I was expecting either not to taste the exotic ingredient or for it to be some hideous novelty piece of Australiana - it’s a pleasant surprise to find it’s neither.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Reddish, clear, Thin beige head. Roasted malt aroma and flavour with caramel, dark fruit, smoke and a bit woody/nuttiness (perhaps from the Acacia) . Maybe a hint of alcohol coming through. Smooth, full bodied, with medium carbonation.
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17th August 2008. Clear brown beer. Malty nose. Dry palate. Vague hints of fruit and nuts. Good but was hoping for more.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours with a small white head over a clear nut brown body. A light cookie malt aroma. Alcoholic/solvent-caramel biscuit taste with a background of subtle bitterness. Quite light bodied and softly carbonated. Different.
zathrus13 (1764) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours orange/copper, with an off white head. Aroma is a little odd...malt, nuts, and I guess, wattle. Flavor is malt, spices, and nuts. Medium body. Decent.
floydian1 (1355) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle, 5.8% ABV (labelled "Black Wattle Original Ale"). Pours dark orangey-brown with a medium tan head that provides a poor lace. Malt-driven aromas of nutty roasted caramel and cafe mocha. Quite sweet on the tongue with burnt brown sugar and nuts being the predominant flavours. A hint of cherries in there somewhere. Velvety smooth mouthfeel with a medium to full body but not rich and filling. Nice drop.
deyholla (10008) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a thin white head. Aroma is very malty with caramel and toffee notes. Flavor is sweet and grainy with a woody finish.
Davros (2782) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a coppery red with a small dissipating head.
Aroma is similar to that of a dark ale, with toasted grains and a certain creamy nutty note, but it’s too faint. Nice though.
Similar dark malt flavours, with lingering nutty notes, a slight peppery hint and a mild earthy bitter finish.
Good creamy carbonation, but slightly too high.
Interesting, but needs to be bolder!
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from a trade with jimmay. pours mahogany with a tan head. aroma of rich toffee and caramel malts. flavours are similarily malty with a touch of weirdness (waddle seed?) the body is thin and a little watery. it hide the 5.8% really well though. thx for the bottle drew!
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a darker amber with a creamy tan head that settled out quickly. Aromas of milk chocolate, roast, and light alcohol. The flavor found milk chocolate and caramel. Medium to full body and smooth.