sthlm (1227) - Iowa, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle] Pours black with a lingering, light brown head. Aroma is huge on anise with a little malt also evident. Taste is anise, pear, caramel, and then acrid burnt malt and its associated bitterness take over and crowd out the other flavors. The burnt flavor in this gets toned down as it warms, but it still sits precariously close to completely ruining the beer. Medium-thin mouthfeel, creamy, an above-average length finish that is semi-dry. Overall, fairly enjoyable, albeit not spectacular.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Looks strong and sturdy and is midnight black in colour with a creamy tan head. Aroma of licorice with a hint of coffee. Nice sweet burnt coffee flavours dominate with a long finish.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5.5% LIimited Release. Black body with a short but lasting light tan head. Notice the star anise straight up in the aroma but I was looking for it. The star anise is also noticeable in the taste but fortunately not as dominant, mouthfeel was good with the body not too full, some cocoa, coffee and burnt notes as well.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep black with medium lasting tan head. Aroma of liquorice, smoke and roasted coffee. Smooth thin-medium mouthfeel. Sweet malty caramel start with a dry roast bitter finish. A little dissapointing in my opinion.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark colouring with a thick off-white head. Roasty, smokey type of aroma. Roasty, coffee and bitter taste. OK brew.
farmboy (218) - Barwon Heads, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2004
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Inoffensive but not something I’d want to sit down and nurse with loving care either. Good coffee undertones and a roasty, malty aftertaste, but give me a Cascade Special Stout anyday.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Coffee: International Roast with old people ashing their winnie blues in there. Milkless. I remember this coffee taste from Taverners. Good stuff though, some freshness. One of the better Australian stouts I've had.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nfob03. good full-bodied stout. burnt asphalt aroma, some espresso and burnt lychee taste and quite a bitter finish
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap- Brissy Beer Festival .Pretty nice. Nicely rich and chocolatey, but of course never over the top, which would be very un-Australian. Nice roasted bitterness on the finish, not too much wrong with it, a pretty enjoyable stout. Surprsingly quite nice.