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

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RATINGS: 338   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (282) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2012
1 Pint 9.4 oz bottle. Pours a thin black color. Very little head. Aroma is slight malt, some toasted notes. Flavor is mostly malt, some sweet alcohol notes at the end. Palate is thin for a stout, and fairly fizzy. Overall itís ok. Iíll drink it.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brokensail (12865) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 29, 2015
Bottle @ RBSG 2015. Thanks, Ferris. Black in color with a big khaki head. Smells like a mix of cardboard and chocolate syrup. Sort of metallic and grassy as well. Hints of coffee grounds, roasted malt, and toasted bread. Doesnít really taste much better, either. Sort of oxidized and cardboardy. Sweet, sugary chocolate sauce and caramel. Bitter metallic, roast, and coffee grounds finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (7560) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle - Roast and some cocoa notes. Jet black with a decent light brown head. Light dark malts and a little toast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle on the RBSG party bus
Clear dark brown with a medium sized tan head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate. Taste of dark malts, chocolate with a dry finish
Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Slumming it on the RBSG bus. A: Black color with a creme colored head. N: Cocoa, coffee, biscuit, some vanilla, and an ample amount of barley. T: Bittersweet; well proportioned. M: Medium body, foamy carbonation, no alcohol. O: Solid stout. It sort of gets run over by the additives of the other beers, but I could see myself going back to this one more than once. Itís well done and drinkable.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mcberko (9205) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out toasted malt and a doughy quality. Flavour is dull, with dry toasted malt and a stale quality. Pretty stale and lifeless. Bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (5889) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle on the RBSG bus. Pours a very dark brown with beige head that lasts leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is cracker and cookies. Medium mouth, cracker malt, roast, decent.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Capa (2262) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Not sure why, but this seems to be everywhere in Washington- and it sells for about $3 a bomber. Black with a beige head. Strong roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, and booze in the aroma. Surprisingly thin body. Flavor is a bit too heavy on the vanilla, but also has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. This is mostly a vanilla bomb in the flavor. Not bad, really, just really hard to drink a while bottle of.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmongoose (1639) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pint 9 bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with a short lasting coffee colored head. The aroma is sweet roasted malts and chocolate. The flavor is somewhat thin in comparison of other stouts but the flavor is quite chocolately. Pretty decent overall but not outstanding.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (388) - Marysville, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Chocolate sweetness aroma in this black beer with a brown head. Choc flavor. Thats it. No bitterness no hop flavor just simple choc flavor with a smooth finish and a plesant aftertaste of choc. Medium bodied. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TedE (444) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2015
750ml bottle into pint glass. Dark chocolate nose. Opaque black beer with lasting tan head. Bitter & zingy on the tongue. Finishes with bitter coffee notes. Lasting cocoa note right at the end. Beautifully balanced.


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