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Castlemaine Carbine Stout

Formerly brewed at Castlemaine Perkins (Lion Co.)
Style: Foreign Stout
Milton, Australia


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 2.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.8/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Full bodied, high malt and caramel flavor. Roasted barley and a blend of malted grains produces a coffee/chocolate type character that is enhanced by the pronounced hop aroma and bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Muggus69 (2105) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
OLD NOTES JUL 26, 2004 Not too much to say about the nose, a bit of roasted malt, bit of hops. Pours thick black with creamy little tan head. Has a creamy sort of texture. The flavour consists of roast malt flavours with hints of dark chocolate, espresso coffee with a fair hit of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2007
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 20, 2007
(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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 28, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vanvenlo (1773) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2006
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1813) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2006
Smokey malt burnt aroma. Black colour with great head and lacing. Bitter burnt malt smokey flavour. Flat palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2005
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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1470) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2004
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.

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