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

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RATINGS: 48   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.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2009
I enjoyed this on tap at the Wheatsheaf yesterday and it went down very nicely. A Foreign Export style stout, it has a lovely oiliness to the palate. Very smooth with some roast malt bitterness, but overall well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
Very rich, deep nose with Old Jamaica chocolate, figs and raisins. Colour is as you would expect from the name. Flavour is a classic heavy stout - rich with cocoa, licorice, coffee and a nutty, lingering, malty sweetness. An excellent stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6967) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle. Clever playing card label. Pours a thick very dark brown with a compact brown head. Bitter chocolate and burnt malt aromas and flavours, medium bodied, moderately bitter finish. Well done, but not overly complex.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2009
The Ace of Spades pours black as night, thick, with a persistent dark brown head. Aromas of molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. In the mouth this is a big thick rich beer full of strong demanding flavours,but there are no overly dominant notes. The dark chocolate and coffee flavour carries though strongly but without significant bitterness and the overall impression is of an incredibly well balanced tasty beer. I loved this stout!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2008
Poured black with a substantial tan coloured head. Aromas of coffee roast, bitter chocolate and hinting vanilla. Palate displays an abundance of bitter dark malt. Some chocolate and vanilla comes through with a touch of honeycomb before the dark, bitter malt kicks in. Long drying finish due to both earthy hops and dark malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eczematic (1320) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2008
i was eating vegemite on burnt toast just before i drank this, but god be damned if it doesn’t taste like vegemite and burnt toast. smells powerful, meat, wood, mango (yes it’s true), green hops, vanilla, BO as on an older gent who’s just been at the gym. in the mouth it is thick, bitter, toasty, vegemitey, and uncompromisingly tarry in the great aussie stout tradition of uncompromising tarriness, no doubt owing to overdose of black malt. lingering grainy charred bitterness. a full on stout for its abv - perhaps another % of alcohol could really get it cooking.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3312) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2008
Dark tan head on a dark stout,very good carbonation.Aroma liccorice,coffee mocca like,caramel note good maltiness.Flavour malty,coffee,light bitter,a creamy note,light caramel,chocolate sweet,tasty hoppyness,very good stout,a bit like Singa.Finish hop/malt bitter full flavour smooth,good quality stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3058) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2008
630ml Bottle. Bottle looks good and also in the glass the presentstion comes out alright, black in body with a dark tan head. Aroma is initially for me rich chocolate then some coffee notes. More of the cocoa in the taste followed by some roasted bitterness, taste doesn’t disappear though not overpowering. A good session stout.


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