TedE (224) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml into pint glass. Malty liquorice chocolate nose. Deep amber with creamy white head. Quite fizzy for a bitter. Beautiful unusual hop character, creamy, bitter, liquorice again. Really nice.
Capa (2084) - Manama, BAHRAIN - SEP 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rusty amber in color. Sweet malt, light hop bitterness, a bit earthy. Medium bitterness overall with a solid malt backbone. Decent.
Westkyoto77 (542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to glass at Jak and Hill, Brisbane. Dark copper brown, tiny head. Smells of malt, brown bread and boot polish. Medium body, sedate carbonation. Had a kind of astringent hop finish, which I rather liked once I got used to. Not hugely bitter, but a nice version of one.
chrisbroadie (13) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from Stubby... Ar: caramel & chocolate dominate with roasty notes not much in the way of hops / Ap: Deep copper and pretty clear, minimal off white head / T: Quite malty sweet with lingering bitter finish / P: Softly carbonated, light body, bitter finish / O: Interesting beer, terrific name encouraged the purchase (clever marketing right?), but overall a tad disappointing, not the worst by any means but wouldnt be rushing to get more
StevieT (813) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml Bottle. Hoppy aroma, refreshing, crisp, well carbonated and easy to drink. Lingering bitterness is not over the top, It’s OK.
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
I enjoyed this one. I didn’t mind it at all. best part is the brewery is 15 minutes down the road
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a see-through copper colour with a nice white head. Aroma of oak, spruce, sourness and dough. There is also that classic bittersmell that I struggle to describe. Flavour is good balanced! Medium body and soft carbonation, just like a bitter should be like! Overall one of the better bitters I’ve tried!
MurrayK (5) - Forest Lodge, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark beer, very bitter taste which is very pleasant but a bit too bitter for my taste.
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drpimento (2312) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On the better side of ok. Fun name. I like the roasty, toasty malt to balance the fruitiness of the hop and yeast. Poured a bit warm with a modest cream-colored, foamy, soon to settle head, and a little lace. Color is a clear brown amber with a few bubble trails. Aroma is toffee, toast malt, bit of fruit, dust. Flavor’s like nose, the roast is one of my favs, not much hop, a few odd components. Body/carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, would be better a little more chilled, fairly drinkable.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reasonably clear, reddy/malt coloured. Big malt bill demonstrated in roasted malt, nut, caramel and choc aroma. Just a slight whiff of cherry cola that slightly detracts. Flavours initially of toasty malt, although fairly hollow through the front palate leading to a dry, moderately bitter mid palate and then into a toasted malt, toffee, nutty and chocolate finish. A traditional English style bitter with low carbonation, hops for bitterness rather than any great flavour profile, a big malt bill and a relatively weak palate. Made for drinking by the pint. I like it.