omhper (18963) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Dark mahogany, rich firm head. Nutmeg aroma. Elegant, woody and solidly malty, There’s a rich cookie malt flavour and lots of milky chocolate. The hop late is low, and does not distract from the richness of the malt flavours. Complex, and really, really good!
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml. Interesting beer. Aromas of apple, vegemite, and toast. Taste is bitter, and long-lasting. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.
BruceinPerth (5) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A style not generally well done by Australian brewers. Intense flavour overcomes any tendency to astringency or bitterness. Strong finish demands more. Bottled brew is insipid compared to that off the keg! The ABV reflects itself in your legs rather than your head. Excellent with beef on a cold winter's day.
Maris (914) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 8/7/2010. Has masses of chocolate, a bit of coffee and some cherry in the aroma.In the mouth, it’s very sweet, with chocolate and caramel dominating. There is a moderate bitter finish which balances its distinctly dessert like character. This is a fabulous drop if, like me, you like big dollops of sweetness.
SilkTork (5121) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nov, 2005. Kilburn Palace Bottle Fest. Chocolatey ale with mild fizz. Apple notes in the finish. Pleasant chocolate. Very nice.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Black as night with a thick tan head that settles quickly. Warming aromas of melted dark chocolate with an espresso hit. Smooth and silky on the palate with a strong roast malt flavour. Sweet with a long finish.
StevieT (386) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee and chocolate flavours, quite smooth and very tasty. I could drink a lot of this!
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. A red beer with a lazing brown head. The aroma has notes of fruits, red berries, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is very sweet with notes of caramel, fruits, and red berries, leading to a dry roasted finish.
Rosslew (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a coke without the bubbles in the glass. Very much coffee on the nose. Taste of caramel, toffee. Even a touch of blueberry. Hops come through the longer the ale out of the bottle. Clean finish.
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jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at the brewery. A very nice dark beer. Lovely malt aromas and flavours with a slight hit of alcohol.