KeefOz (915) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured an opague black with a red tinge colour with a one-finger light brown foamy head that diminished to a thin bubble line. Spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet molasses and a touch of roasted grain. Taste of sweet molasses. Medium body. Smooth sweet (too sweet) finish.
LesArgen (204) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wow, I must say I wasn’t expecting a XXX version of sarsaparilla, but that’s what I got. There a little chocolate, coffee and toast in the aroma, but it’s really all about the aniseed which overpowers the other flavours. Similarly there’s loads of aniseed in the mouth, which gives way to a suprisingly hoppy finish sitting in the middle of the tongue. Its texture is very oily, so much so that I wondered if I was going to blow a bubble if I coughed.
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Pours a dark cola color and settles black. A little bit of ruby at the bottom of the beer but a nice share of midnight black. One finger of dark mocha colored head. Almost dark leather. Decent amount of retention to this. Finally settles to a good film. Touches of lacing.
S-- US style root beer. Nice. Some coffee, herbal licorice, rolled oats, chocolate dairy milk and fresh carmel. Good powerful nose.
T-- Herbal licorice for the most part. Very powerful taste. Bits of coffee, rolled sweet oats with carmel and maple syrup. Really a lot closer to a malt shop root beer taste. Where is the ice cream??
M-- Prickly carbonation, slightly heavy medicinal feel to this. Especially with the herbal notes of licorice. Cleans up in the mid and back palate and can get the chocolate dairy milk silkiness to this. Dry and clean but a sweet, herbal licorice, carmel and oat finish. A bit heavier than the 5.5% would lead on.
O-- Nice beer but a bit bigger than what it is. Really powerful herbal licorice hurts the overall score but a pretty decently made beer. More oat notes would be nice.
Pinball (10799) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
complex flowery fruity stoutish roasted malty aroma. flavor is flowery roasted malty. forgot to take notes on appearance..
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
03-JUN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Clear, dark, dark amber.
Funny fruity, roasted, malty, licorice.
Easy drinking stout.
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A dark red beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of caramel, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, metal, malt, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish.
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light chemical and mild phenolic. Mild herbal, dark malty and caramelish. Dense malty and caramelish finish.
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of maneliquor. Pours a clear reddish brown with a lacing and creamy beige head. Sweet roasty, licoricey nose. Medium body, sweet roast, again licorice and quite some phenols. No real bitterness. 030612
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draught @ Bootleg Brewery, Margaret River.
Opaque black with a solid, inch thick tannish crown that manages little lace. Seems to leave an oily film upon the glass as it is swirled. Aniseed, aniseed, more aniseed, the nose is overpowering. Inklings of road tar, molasses, cigarette ash, burnt toast and coffee beans fail to impinge the hefty, heady waft of black sambuca liqueur that is the aroma. Similar in the mouth to the point of exhaustion. Light smoke, coffee, molasses under wave upon wave of gammy aniseed. Has an awkward mouthfeel to it, finishes long and oily with too much of a good thing lingering oh so long in the aftertaste. Oatmeal’s feel and flavour is no where to be seen. This is just too one sided, and not a quality I want in bulk, especially in an oatmeal stout. One for a re-rate me thinks!
maneliquor (3104) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pous darks brown with some red tinges and a small, firm beige head. Average aroma - roasted malts and liquorice. Much better in the taste. Starts off with a load of liquorice which lingers right on through. Cocoa and tar in the background. A creamy yet carbonated mouth feel. Not your average oatmeal stout but quite a good go at it. Bootleg have surprised me so far