Muggus69 (2018) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deepest of brown, near-opaque, tan head is thick & persistent.
Not a great deal on the nose - roasty malts, charred wood, dark chocolate, roasted nuts.
Thick body, touch of acidity could be overlooked but a rich beer overall.
Body reminiscent of an Oude Bruin - burnt caramels, dark chocolate, charred oak, vinous red fruits, funky balsamic & yoghurt undertones. Mild acidity & bitterness on finish.
Interesting beer - nice flavours, not as sour/acidic as expected.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Local Taphouse Sydney, pours a red-tinged dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of perfumey floral notes and roasted malt. Flavour is along the same lines, with perfumey dark fruits and biscuity malt. Not especially complex, with a light palate. Decent.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Hazy, brown, frothy, tan foam, lightly sour, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
StevieT (1488) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Itís a well made beer but Iím just not that into the balsamic vinegar flavour.
Gramoit (393) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vinegar on the nose mostly however hints came through in the taste. Interesting, a pretty good porter actaully
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This beer tastes nice, itís just a shame it smells like vinegar... The vinegar comes through a little bit in the flavour but itís integrated nicely.
Niksko (590) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a fine tan head. Nose is slightly sour, vinegary, slightly burnt sugar. It actually smells quite like still fermenting grape must. Flavor is less sour than I was expecting. Thereís a bit of tartness, some chocolate, a fair bit of coffee, definite vinegar flavor. Medium body. Interesting, pretty complex, lovely.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Darkest brown, thin tan head, sour cherries, roast malt, burnt caramel, coffee, medium bitterness, medium body, silky texture, balsamic tartness. Nice.
Maris (1349) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 500ml bottle on 14/10/2013. Pours a very dark amber with a small head. Has an interesting aroma combining roasty, chocolate and vinegar. This one has lots of flavour with sweet caramel, dark fruits (prunes, plums), dark chocolate, fudge and cola, balanced by a slightly tart vinegar tinged bitterness. The texture is a touch creamy and the carbonation medium. An interesting and quite impressive beer which is under-rated on here imo.
mkel07 (4978) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. This was a good beer with a well balanced sour tartness that was over the edge. Dark colour with a slight head.