DarkBeer (47) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I bit thin for me, but something about the flavor makes me want to try one with a crisp green salad. I’ve never had that thought before while drinking berr.
nwilder (40) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Contrary to itís black suggesting name, it pours a deep reddish copper with a quick coarse beige head. The aroma suggests caramel, toffee, chocolate, raisens and is very similar to the Bocks of Southern Germany. Upon tasting, it becomes apparent that we have wandered into the dark department of a candy factory. Massive caramel and chocolate notes dominate, flanked by a smooth toffee character. All balancing out nicely, as it finishes with a fine dry bitterness.
MelbBrewersJD (39) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An interesting attempt but not one I would be rushing back for. Aroma is different but probably because you are looking for it. Not that keen on the after-taste as it tends to linger.
ux04 (30) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours well, thin head, really pleasant aroma! Taste is smooth and a rather complex lingering palate. One of the better red ales I know of.
Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Delicious malty banana and pudding aroma with hints of wattle. Clear copper colour. Head dissipated quickly. Light kind of malty flavour with caramel notes and some wattle at the end. An interesting beer.
enenalan (21) - Linden, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
What in Godís name was that?!? Kinda reminded me of those Italian pinyon nut cookies at Christmas. This beer was so rich, I even had a hard time finishing it. Pour was a deep amber with a medium head. Aroma was, well, wattle seed which is somewhere between hay and honey. Very distinctive. Flavor was, again, wattle seed...sort of a combination between tea, carmel, and butter. Again, think pinyon cookies. The beer was good. Would I drink it again, yes. But very, very strange stuff...
DockerDan (21) - Killaloe, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt aroma nearly overpowers the more subtle floral notes. It is Amber in colour and faily well conditioned. The malt flavours are stunning. Its like being in the malting house on a summers day.
moped (13) - East Lindfield, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
iím not a big fan of wattle seed and definately not in my beer. Itís just not a good match in my opinion. But if you like wattle seed and beer you might fancy this drop.
cammo99 (4) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice choclatey smell. This is quite a smooth beer, full flavoured, with hints of chocolate, coffee and nuts. I am curious as to which elements are a result of the wattle seed. Itís pretty heavy, it wouldnít make a very good session beer. This is something I would more likely drink with a nice peice of meat.
beernoob13 (1) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - AUG 29, 2008 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m really quite surprised...I mean i didn’t even know what a wattle was before tonight. Very nutty and almost roasted. I really enjoyed it. It’s different and I can respect that. Good work Barons....