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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.


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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Danev76 (508) - 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.

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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gam (3237) - 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.

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
   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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fletchfighters (1077) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3103) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Wasn’t expecting much at all but very happy with this brew, especially after their charger lager. Pours a thick, oily looking black with a big tan head. Burnt wood are a ncie change in the aroma with the additions of mocha and molasses. Heavy roasted malts with some bitter chocolate and roasted coffee to finish. Long lasting. Very pleasant stout indeed

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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarossaLuke (539) - 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.


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