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


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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (142) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 3, 2014
750 ml bottle. Dark pour with little head. This one surprised me a bit. Aroma is of sweet milk chocolate. A lot of chocolate, malty flavor with a strong, sweet coffee finish. This was less than $4 and I am very impressed with the beer/price combo. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
improvjock (317) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2014
1 pint bottle. Pours a dark brown with large tan/light brown head. Aroma of coffee and roasted sweet malts. Flavor is sweet, malty and roasty, with hints of chocolate and coffee. A bit thin, but way better than I expected at the price point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (5029) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2014
750ml bottle with a screw top, thanks to caterwaul. Sticker says $4.29. Wow..! Sticker says best before 14/mar... 2015??? How is this possible? They must give this beer, at least, a 2 year shelf life. Pretty generous. Why even print that? How long do these classically sit for? Near pitch black color. Thin light brown head. Dots, little bits of lace. Moderate dark chocolate, roast, some ashiness. Kind of sweet, metallic taste. Taste’s a little big and heavy for just 5.7%... Not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. Dark fruity taste. Moderate sweet. Light tart. Probably a little older. But it’s held up incredibly well for a what I think must be a 1-2 yr old beer. A lot better and more flavorful than expected.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Getbetter (726) - Cucamonga, California, USA - FEB 23, 2014
From a bottle.The pour is a brown frothy head with black appearence.There’s a nutty medium body texture with an ok taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours cola with reddish tinges & decent head. Smells of instant coffee, Vegemite, chocolate, Jif kitchen cleaner. Taste is a bit better but has a metallic taste & that Jif aftertaste (or what I imagine it would taste like). Otherwise, reasonably sweet & standard stout taste. Fairly thin mouthfeel and not creamy like most good stouts. Drinkable but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Non-descript, minimally roasted malts. Black with no head. Bland, boring, forgettable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
petewhitley (309) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1705) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Pours black as expected, with thin beige foamy head. Aroma is burnt and chocolaty. Taste is dark roasted malt and chocolate. Lingering bitterness on the palate. Nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
M_Sack (281) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2013
This beer comes relatively well rated considering its very humble, old fashioned background. There are pleasing elements of chocolate and hops but in a beer club stout night it failed to register much approval due to a relatively watery consistency and overall lack of interest factor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (4447) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2013
750 ml bottle to pint (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a dark and fairly opaque cola with thin beige. Head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells of dark malt and roast with a touch of chocolate and oxidization. Tastes like it smells, only more robust, and with a touch of pleasant sourness. Average on the palate. Not too shabby, especially for the price. NOTE: Drink cold! I enjoyed it less as it warmed, and split the difference in my quantitative review.

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