TedE (791) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Schooner on tap at Australian hotel. Little discernible nose. Murky red/brown beer with minimal film of cream head. Full-bodied and slightly spritzy. Finish is tangy sweetness with a suggestion of chocolate & coffee. Has a tiny hint of tinny/vegetal hops right at the end. Not great but not bad.
stevoj (3533) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Australian Hotel. Unassuming at first, but some nice caramel malts appear in the background, and provide some nice dry bitterness throughout.
VinegarStroke (361) - Napa, Alabama, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 6/12: Clear, medium brown, light head and lace. Roasted malt and caramel aromatics. Dry to off dry, not sour and low bitterness. Light and short. Charred malt flavors and hollow palate.
Iphonephan (5541) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Pours a clear cola with a thin off white head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Hints of caramel. Smooth finish.
Sledutah (6543) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Australian Hotel
Clear dark mahogany with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, metallic and chocolate. Flavors of toasted malts and chocolate, sweet
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just updating my records. had on tap at the australian hotel at the rocks. The taste as described.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
multiple samples at the Australian Hotel beer festival. pours dark, with a small beige head. aromas of chocolate and berries, flavour is chocolate, caramel, coffee and berries. decent beer.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Australian Hotel, Sydney. Pours dark brown with a tanned head. Malty aroma, chocolate and dark fruit. The flavour is dark malt, chocolate, fruit and brown sugar. Medium bodied. A sweet and bitter finish. Not a bad bock just perhaps a little too sweet.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 RE-RATE: Bottle (750ml). Poured dark brown with a tinge of red and an average sized, tanned, dense head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of milky chocolate with roasted malts, sultana’s, dates, caramel, some raw sugar and a touch of licorice/alcohol. Flavor was of smooth chocolate with, toasted malts, toffee, prunes, muscatels and dry licorice in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, thick texture and a good finish.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the Australian apparently in a ’schooner’ it looked good in the glass, lovely dark ruby colour with a slight yeastyness on the nose. The alcohol was quite well hidden by the heavy fruity palate, reminded me of dark raisins, had a slight breadyness to it.