Brewed by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB)
Style: Stout
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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Pours a dark mahogany with a thin light-tan head. Toasty, lightly burnt dark caramel malty aroma. Body starts with a sweet sugary earthy caramel flavor turning slightly sticky toward a thinner lightly roasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
M_Sack (388) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
Tap @ West Point. Rarely seen on tap but happy if it was more regularly in Carlton dominated establishments instead of their usual slop. Nice, although simplistic roasted malt flavours and a lick of hops to freshen it up. The lightest stout ever? Mislabelled on ratebeer I would suggest.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1766) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
Keg. Poured a dark brown with a fine, lasting and uniform lacing beige head. One of the least stout-like stouts I’ve ever had. Aromas of grain, slight roast and caramel. Light to medium body and a bit thin in terms of palate texture with medium to full carbonation and a short, soft intensity finish. More like a lager with some dark malts thrown in. Fine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MRMedellin (209) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - APR 15, 2014
Dark beer, small foam head, the aroma has some roasted malt notes more than others, like coffee and cereal. When is tasted a medium - full body is felt, with strong malt flavors, and a final pretty bitterness coming from te hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
markfield81 (42) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
A poor version of old, leave a bitter taste in your throat like they have tried to burn the something sweet but have pushed it to far.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
Mild burnt caramel aroma and coffee flavours. Not much body but pretty smooth, should be stronger. An OK attempt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (7934) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Draught after the tour at Carlton Brewhouse, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
Clear dark brown color, small off-white head. Sweet, malty, roasted taste. Sweet, molasses aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
Among the worst "stouts" ever. Watery brown appearance, with the smell (not "aroma") of a glass of milk with Nesquick left over in the fridge for a few days already. Water, nuts and mud. Totally forgetable. Many adjectives suitable, but not "stout".

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
mattyhennessy (331) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Overly foamy when poured, however minimal head retention. Strong coffee tastes, like a stout although it was listed as a dark ale. Very light bodied however. Surprisingly refreshing taste, especially when compared to a regular Carlton Draught. Definitely a step in the right direction for this brewery

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bygers (788) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle 0,33l. Pours black/dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma of burnt and hops. Tastes of coffee, balanced bitterness. Watery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
KeefOz (939) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
Poured black with a coppery red tint. Virtually no head, only a few white bubbles. Spotty lace. Moderate carbonation. Aroma-less. Tasted bland. Medium to light body with a watery mouthfeel. Easy to drink but not flavoursome - more like a dark lager than an ale - and it is certainly not a stout or porter! Disappointing as was expecting more from an ale.

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