Davros (2611) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruby/copper with a decent white head that then proceeded to grow into a towering mound well above the rim of the glass, and left lots of lacing.
Aroma is a mix of brown sugar, resinous hops, caramel, confectionery, white wine and bread. What an eclectic mix! Quite nice though!
Many of the above aromas are mirrored in the flavours, in particular, sweet caramel, bready malt and resinous hops. Finishes with a very tame bitterness, which lets the malt dominate in an overly sweet manner.
Body feels slightly watery, and I think a bit more carbonation might have helped to create a drier finish.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml. Poured hazy burnt copper with an averaged sized, frothy, lightly tanned head which lasted well. Aroma was of toffee malts with light notes of earthy hops, caramel, nuts, Anzac biscuits, overripe peaches and sultana’s. Flavor was smooth with a light earthy hop bitterness, slightly buttery toffee malts, caramel, red berries and ripe nectarines and a nutty finish. Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, watery texture and a decent length finish. Seemed more an ESB than it did an Irish Red IMO.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. A semi gusher with half the remaining beer creeping its way out from the bottle. It pours copper with a large beige head. There’s a strong candy apple aroma and flavour (acetaldehyde perhaps?) and has metallic and phenolic off-flavours - safe to say this is an infected batch. Tough to drink so I let the drain enjoy this one. Disappointing to have tried a bad bottle.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light biege head good carbonation in a reddish brown misty pour aroma caramel malted nuts coffee toffee flavour roasted tastes coffee caramel smoothness of tastes mild bitter that works well a grittyness or fizz on the palate finish malty roasted tastes mild bitter that lingers okay
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tried on tap at the brewery. Tawny brown body with light tan head. Smooth malt taste (toffee) with a little hit of hops on the finish.
madquacker (1096) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A big, slightly unbalanced rough bear of a beer. Very unrefined but interesting. Nutty bold and blistering flavours. Could be more subtle.
mkel07 (4875) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a murky and cloudy copper colour with a very tiny white head. Toffee and caramel notes. Has a very distinct flavour, almost soft drink like.
Samma (151) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep orangey brown in colour with little head. Toffee flavours come through well. Holds falvour well throughout. Far from a typical brew choice for a young Aussie micro operation.
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy mahogany colour with a tiny off-white head. Strong woody, toffee aroma, slight acidity makes me think I’m about to enjoy a Petrus Bruin or something. Mouthful has an intersting sweet and sour thing going on, its a little flat and a bit flabby from what I’m assuming is a truckload of crystal malt. Lots of grainy malt flavours, vanilla, apples, toffee, oak and some sourness. Its obviously on its way out, but still really interesting to drink. I’ll try and re-rate when I find a fresh sample, which might be a struggle considering the amount of infected bottles I’ve had from this brewery.
Muggus69 (1901) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle served chilled. Deep amber body with offwhite foam. Rich nutty toffee malt on the nose with an earthy hop presence. Low carbonation, medium body, sticky malt texture, possibly some detectable alcohol at higher temps which strikes me as a bit odd. Sweet toffee malt dominates the palate, well balanced with earthy, hop character bring with it a good dose of bitterness. Quite enjoyable, a style rarely found down under.