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Black Duck Traditional Dark Ale

Brewed by Black Duck Brewery
Style: Brown Ale
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
This beer was intended to be black, but ended up a very pleasant dark ale. The resulting ale ended up being a really well received and good drinking beer. This dark ale has a good dark malt flavours of coffee and chocolate, and has a light body for drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1625) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2016 From a bottle. Looks and smells great, mellow roasted flavours, a very nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2016
On tap at Black Duck, pours a deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma brings out toasted malt, not much else. Flavour brings out toasted malt and a touch of powdery dry cocoa. It’s alright, just really weak and watery. Amp this up and it could be good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rock_Buffalo (23) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2014
The Black Duck Brewery - Dark Ale pours with an aggressive head, subsiding to an above average foam height after a short time. The initial scent is relatively sweet around the edges with a bitter undertone. The first taste reveals a light, almost watery beer that contrasts with a rich flavour. Unfortunately that richness doesn't last long enough to truly satisfy. An interesting entry into Dark Ales. Frangimus

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Nice enough beer, nothing special but hit the spot just fine. nice caramel and roasty characteristics, but could be a little stronger for my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (823) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Taster at Canberra Small Brewers Beer Festival. Dark brown, dry, roast malt, bitter chocolate, burnt caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5221) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2013
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay bottle shop. My first beer from Black Duck Brewery and it poured with a mountain of rocky beige foam that seemed to take forever to settle. Roasted malt and bitter dark chocolate in the aroma sets you up for what is to come in the flavour. Light in the mouth with good carbonation and smooth velvet mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a clear dark amber color with a longlasting off-white head. has a fruity malty caramel aroma with spicy hints. Fruity malty nutty caramel flavor. has a slightly roasted malty fruity nutty caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 12, 2012
Botella. Dark brown colour, small beige like head, bubbly. Malty caramel bit bready aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with dark malt, bit grainy like, caramel, bit chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at home. Hazy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and light roasted aroma of caramel with notes of licorice. Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel with notes of coffee. Light roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty, breadish and caramelish. Fruity, jam and breadish. Bitter and roasted malty. Dry and malty finish.

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