davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Rich dark chocolate aroma. Jet black colour with good head. Strong chocolate flavour with a smooth coffee like finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.
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!
gam (3216) - 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.
Mattburns (109) - USA - JUN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
fletchfighters (1063) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
maneliquor (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
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.
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.