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BrewBoys Ace of Spades

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Brewed by BrewBoys
Style: Stout
Croydon Park, South Australia, Australia

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A stout, as black as the ace of spades. Brewboys has crafted a fine stout with rich, complex, dark roasted character. With abounding coffee-like aroma, and strong cocoa bean bouquet, the aromatics are as striking as the appearance. You can’t get any blacker. Roasted malted wheat, Choc chit malt, and black malt are all called upon to intensify the blackest beer we could possibly make. Recognised as champion stout brewers, both Stephen and Simon revelled in the challenge of outdoing their own efforts at perfecting the balance of roastedness, mouthfeel, aftertaste and alcohol, in this inimitable drop. Volatiles, including vanilla bean and herbaceous fermentative profile dissipate over the glassful, leaving the drinker with an earthy back palate. This stout is best described as an extra stout, not dry or sweet. It has a hefty mouth feel, well balanced with a moderate alcohol and bitterness leaving you wanting more. Aromas and flavours re more abundant when served at warmer temperatures. In the cold of winter, drink it straight from the cupboard or cellar temperature, but if you must chill it, no lower than 10°C. Cheers.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Rich dark chocolate aroma. Jet black colour with good head. Strong chocolate flavour with a smooth coffee like finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19324) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled, thanks baggio! Very black, beige head. Chocolaty nose with some paper and treacle. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Milk chocolate and caramel. Low bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark brown, overactive head. Light fudgey chocolate with some coffee accents lending roast. Straightforward roast and light chocolate, with some softer notes that aren’t quite vanilla. Ok stout, a bit too yeasty/active and the effect on the body isn’t positive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle at the trustee. Jet black oily pour with little to no head. Nice lacing. Burnt malts and molasses dominate the aromas. Some bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts combine nicely in the taste. Hint of sweetness in there as well. Smooth on the palate. Very easy drinking stout. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured dark, near black cola color and settled black. No light penetrating this at all. Short lived dark leather color head. Quickly dies off and leaves no lacing at all. Same when swirled. Best height on head is one and half fingers. S-- Coffee, chocolate and and earthy pungent smell that has a bit of fresh cut grass in this. Some stewed strawberries or possibly rhubarb with the smell. T-- Coffee acidity sourness and chocolate, bakers chocolate that is. Big bite of the coffee acidity to start with this. Also quite earthy in the taste. M-- Acidity slows down in the mouth and smooths out to just coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and finishes with a good amount of sweet coffee acidity to finish. Medium body and higher medium feel. O-- True to style and does quite well at it. Feels a lot bigger than the ABV leads on. Quality beer that for the ABV will age well and get more complex with age. On par with some of the better Foreign Exports that are out there. One of the better beers made in Australia that flys under the radar.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2012
330ml bottle- Black in colour with a creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Great dark malt bitterness, but also very creamy. A very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (14744) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Darkish malt. Light palate. Spritzy carbonation. A light stout - not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle thanks to Maneliquor. Pours jet black with a dense dark tan coloured head. Hangs around for a while before slowly falling away to nothing. Good aromas of milk chocolate and expresso coffeee. Really nice nose. Flavours show heaps of roasted grain bitterness and espresso coffee. Fullish mouthfeel Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle. Black body with a huge brown head. Aroma-taste of coffee, chocolate and a touch of tar with a modest bitter roasted finish. Medium to full bodied. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2011
Bottled. A black beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of sweet and roasted malt as well as alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of roasted malt and alcohol, as well as lighter notes of vegetables, leading to a dry roasted finish.


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