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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.39   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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A traditional dark ale, Carlton Black has fruity flavour that complements the emphatic Pride of Ringwood hopping, making for a rich, easy to drink beer. The drum-roasted malt used in Carlton Black is the secret behind the beer’s distinct ruby tint, inviting mocha aroma and full-bodied flavour.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Winchester (75) - Struggle Town NSW, - JAN 5, 2004
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TedE (302) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2015
On tap at club central Hurstville. Slight smoky nose. Looks good, this is very dark brown with lasting cream head. Good lacing. Taste is spritzy chalky mineral water. Abrupt sour coffee finish. Interesting. Always served way too cold. Let it warm up a bit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DelBoy1203 (4) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2014 does not count
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
M_Sack (403) - 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 (1783) - 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 (214) - 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 (841) - 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 (8119) - 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 (905) - 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 (360) - 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

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