gam (2908) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2007 Smooth, bitter and equal finish of fine flavours in this very good stout.Velvet like not gritty a nice drop.More coffee than chocolate taste like some aussie stouts.(cascade)
kwoeltje (2151) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(draught at the brewery) Deep black, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavor is roast coffee. Could use a little more body, but not bad.
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 28, 2006
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours black with a frothy but disappearing head. Aroma of malty caramel and molasses. Flavor is strictly alcoholic molasses which is odd considering this beer has a lower abv for a stout. Pretty easy to drink though. I probably should try another considering that the one I had expired 20-10-2004 and I drank it in Oct. of 2006.
vanvenlo (1092) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
23 Mar 2004 - Smokey malt and simple aroma. Black colour, OK head and lacing. Roasted malt but too simple. Lingering smoked and smokey aftertaste. Too much of a smokey cigarette flavour.
Lunkie (1307) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smokey malt burnt aroma. Black colour with great head and lacing. Bitter burnt malt smokey flavour. Flat palate.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A bit of a one trick pony here. Medium roasty notes, nothing too aggressive, are there from the first taste through the finish. Hops arent noticeable. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth, they turned the carbonation level down from the usual castlemaine brew.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear black fluid with a small head. Roasted malt aroma gives lashings of vegemite and bitter chocolate. A fairly timid flavour with some sweetness and bitterness, but not much of each. It is quite thin, too, with very minimal aftertaste. The carbonation is very much contained within the liquid, making it a bit gassy in the mouth and giving excessive beer-burps. Quite an easy drinking beer, not complex at all. Then again, it is from Queensland...
highlandlad (1394) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Carbine was one of Australiaís greatest racehorses. But in a run-off of Aussie stouts, Carbine Stout would finish near the back of the pack. It poured jet black, with a short, loose head that didnít linger but left some lace. Nice inviting aroma: coffee grounds, dark chocolate, dry cocoa powder. Good, creamy mouthfeel but it lacks body. Nice toasty malts upfront and a bit of chocolate but it lacks a finish. Starts well but fades. Too sweet and lacks any hop bitterness. Mind you, Iíd rather have this than anything else bearing the Castlemaine brand.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2004
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Mulletís late night-Lane Cove-fire sale-clear backpack space for the plane-tasting, with sushi: Looks a bit more like a porter, decent brown head. Golden syrup and toast aroma (or golden syrup on toast maybe) with some malt. Definitely has an indefinable XXXX quality. Quite sweet with not much roastiness. I thought stouts would go well with sushi, but it really didnít do much for me.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well I could easily have a session on this beer but unfortunately I could only get one stubby brought across from the other side of the country. Almost black in colour with a light tan coloured head. Fairly good lacing and the head lasted the distance. Light aroma, nice toasted grains. Flavour is not big or anything but it just slides down the throat so well, some sweetness, some bitterness, coffee, a touch of bonox, light in body and short finish. Cheers!!