ClarkVV (4855) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 bottle, early 2008 from Sunset Grill.
Large, force carbonated head is off-white and held by a clear dark golden body.
Pretty basic, rather clean amber ale, with light, fluffy floral/perfume notes from the yeast and hints of nutty, lightly biscuity notes on the end.
Surprisingly "fresh" in flavor, but the bottles were newly distributed and probably hadnt sat long in the warehouse. A lightly creamy mouthfeel supported no doubt by the proteins/starches of the wattle seed (and lack of age on the beer). Nuttiness abounds, with mineral water, light caramel and hints of doughiness. No hops or alcohol notes to be found here.
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden syrup aroma. Dark brown in colour with ok head. Chocolate malt flavor with excellent aftertaste. Low carbonation with medium body and good warmth.
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nothing particularly special. The ’Australian’ flavour is there, but not in the way advertised: It has that lagery hop smell and thin mouthfeel.
oh6gdx (23918) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@EBF2008 (backlog). Reddish copper colour, mediumsized off-white to beige head, that leaves lace. Aroma is nutty, caramelly, some crystal maltyness as well as some spicyness. Flavour follows the same pattern, but considering it’s 5.8 %, it has got a very thin palate.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. I’m just updating my records. A very nice beer. Nice malty beer.
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma, backstrap molasses, malt syrup
color, meduim amber hue hardly any head
taste, rich maltness, then a molasses syrup taste, full bodied
overall, ok, not bad, really heavy Molasses flavor, this was the best beer I had last nite!
callmemickey (3989) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: A tad lighter then a chestnut brown with a thin off-white bubbly head that was almost non-existent in a minute...
S: Caramel and coffee malts... faint floral hop background...
T: Mostly caramel flavored malts, coffee enters toward the middle before a soft hop finish...
M: Smooth and a tad thin for my liking...
O: Goes down easy, but that isn’t always the point...
SDalkoholic (2301) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Keg N bottle #2: Poured with a thick and frothy layer of foam head while the liquid was a light English tea color. My nose detects a sweet aroma of caramel malts, honey, and some light nectar or pollen from a flower. The flavor is boring but I can’t imply that it is totally bland since there are notes of sweet toffee styled malts, semi bitter hops, and an undertone of tobacco or leaves used to make tea. This has been a six pack that has been hitting a lot of stores lately and it makes me wonder who is buying this?
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
As GT2 pointed out, I tasted a brew labeled Barons Native Range Black Wattle Original Ale - since this bottle came direct from Oz, a gift from Susan Tapper. In this edition, the beer’s as unusual as you might think Australia is: great red-amber color, plenty of malty taste (caramel, toffee). Plus there’s sweet nut, chocolate...and molasses. This must be from the wattle seed. No way to tell if these are the beer’s "normal" tastes. One truly weird thing: I left the last inch or so in a glass, in the sun, while I was doing chores: the HOT beer emphasized the brew’s unusual flavors. It’s an acquired taste, but rather nice!
jkwalking05 (4449) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper in color with a small off-white head. Taste is of toast, caramel, and grain. Aroma is of malt, bread, caramel, and light hops.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 simply guised as Baron’s Black Wattle Original Ale. (new entry?) Pour is clear red with a yellowish, creamy head. Pretty fizzy. Good retention and little to no lace. Aroma is roasted nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, almonds. Taste is rich, roasted walnuts, chestnuts, some slight chemicals, vanilla extract. Palate is a bit oily to numbing.