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

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 cant 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 10C. Cheers.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mattburns (109) - USA - JUN 16, 2010
Fantastic. It looked fantastic. Black and silky. Off white head which disappeared. Heaps of lasing. Complex aroma and taste. Dark chocolate, roast, coffee, nuts, smokey. Little bit of bitterness. Clean and smooth on the palette. Great great beer.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Masterpiece. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee, and raisins. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and long lasting. Palate is silky, with medium-to-full body. Black, with a frothy off-white head that disappears.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - FEB 21, 2010
330 ml bottle, courtesey of nate2g. Excellent stout. Aroma is packed with malty coffee and more dominant chocolate. roasty flavours with a bit of fruity esters although the fermentation characters are very clean. Slightly hoppy tart finish. good bitterness but a bit overcarbonated. Really enjoying it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34404) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2010
Bottle 33cl. @ Chris Os Night of the Gaylords.
Clear dark red brown color with a average, creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, moderate hoppy, moderate yeasty. Flavor is light heavy sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20091229]

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris Os Night of the Gaylords.
Black body, tan head. Sweet and sugary, faint fruity notes, lots of cardboard and liquorice. Lots of chocolate in the finish. Over carbonated for me.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13286) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
Bottle at the Chriso Gaylord tasting 09. Black, thin tan head. Its fine. Some choc, bit of bitterness. Metallic from the carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20253) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2010
Brown colour, small beigeish brown head. Aroma is ashes, some roasted malts, mild liquorice and some slight vanilla as well. Flavour is liquorice, mild ashyness as well as roasted notes. Also some mild vanilla and caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2375) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2013 Opaque and very dark brown. Small, tight tan head. Very nice coating all the way down the glass. Roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate aroma. Very singed taste, persistent but moderate bitterness. I dont mind the level of roast malt, but Id like hints of other flavours lurking behind it. [3.5]

Almost black with a large tan head that fades to a lasting coat. Strong roasted malt aroma with vanilla, chocolate and some coffee. Thats pretty much how it tastes too, with some licorice as well. Carbonation a little on the high side for me. Bitterness is very nicely judged. Some astringency at the end too. Have had better bottles than this one, but very solid.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bendybenbeer (38) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
Liked it a lot. Well constructed stout, albeit a tad too much roast malt. Would like to see a little more crystal to balance it out. Nice bitterness, good head & lacing, good lingering flavour. In the depths of winter would I go another? Most likely, yes, but id probably rather an Imperial...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3141) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2009
330ml bottle. Pours thick and syrupy and is a midnight black colour with a fine smattering of tiny bubbles skimming across the top. Burnt malt, coffee and dark chocolate aromas fill the nose. Lively in the mouth and zings across the tongue. Burnt flavours indicative of the style. Well brewed and tasty.


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