Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, - JAN 5, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at Capital Golf Club. First I had ever heard of it. Tasted like a poor imitation of dark ale. Tooheys Old is 10 times better than this stuff.
DelBoy1203 (4) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious roasted malts with strong coffee aroma and flavours coming through.
Slightly bitter aftertaste.
For a commercially, mass-produced ale, this is a good beer.
PS: This is NOT a stout as noted by RateBeer. This is a dark ale, so don’t compare it to other stouts!
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
sm89walt (1777) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
MRMedellin (210) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - APR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
markfield81 (42) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
StevieT (702) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild burnt caramel aroma and coffee flavours. Not much body but pretty smooth, should be stronger. An OK attempt.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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".
mattyhennessy (341) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
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
Bygers (830) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours black/dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma of burnt and hops. Tastes of coffee, balanced bitterness. Watery.
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