johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DuffMan (6641) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 22, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.