Brewed by Cavalier Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Brunswick, Vic, Australia
Serve in Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.76/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1374) - - OCT 5, 2013
Strong aroma of chocolate and coffee, very, very smooth. Nut flavours linger on the palate. A great example of an imperial stout. Get it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wrlangin (108) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2016
330 ml bottle from Grand Central Cellars in Brisbane. Pours pitch black with medium tan head. Very mild aroma of chocolate. Taste is strong, almost burnt roasted malt. Fairly bitter aftertaste. Ok, but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patersoi (133) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2016
Coffee aromas and front palate. Chocolate and hints of hazelnut as well. Lovely soft mouth feel but the alcohol interferes with this and comes to the fore on the finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonno (2419) - JAPAN - DEC 29, 2015
Listed as 8% on my bottle. Fairly straight forward but well made big Stout. A little tame, but flavours well folded together and some interesting depth, though never really straying out of safer waters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (1909) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2015
330mL bottle from Slowbeer 2015 vintage Pitch black, thick looking, pours a big brown head, persists as a dense creamy collar. Aroma quite rich - burnt nutty malts, dark sugars/molasses, dark roast coffee, cocoa, hints of vinous/dried fruits in the mix. Full bodied, rich without being cloying or too thick, creamy carbonation, good length, Plenty of chocolate pudding, rich caramels, espresso, bitter chocolate, raisins, touch of earthy woodiness. Long dry finish, big bitterness. Rather tasty stuff, not as big as expected for a 10%er

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cam_Dynamite (116) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2015
I loved the aroma on this very rich chocolate/cocoa/vanilla. Taste is just a bit too bitter upfront, which has never really bothered me in a stout before. Strong vanilla, chocolate, woody notes with a slight caramel sweetness to finish. Solid beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2015
A gift from a friend a long time back. These are now released in 50cL bottles at 100% ABV, so the 75cL must be 2013 or earlier. At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as midnight with a thick mocha foam that holds and daubs a messy lace. Nose hints at Ovaltine, tar, blackstrap molasses, leather and leavened brown bread. On the palate it cedes a little evidence of oxidation having a sherry flavour underlie the mish mash of nuances coming through. Balsamic vinegar and kecap manis notes give it a sharpness whilst some roasted malt, cigarette ash and charred wood offer depth and length. The body is hefty yet the mouthfeel is a little rough. Quite yeasty with bitter, nutty chocolate mid-palate. Not shy about the 9.0% which hasn’t softened at all but it adds to the complexity. Not in your face in any way but a grand and complex brew overall. Lovely! (75cL, 9.0% ABV, no date stamp, gift from friend)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2015
Black body with short tan head. Mainly coffee on the nose, roasted bitterness in the taste and thin enough to probably drink plenty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (1147) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 8, 2015
Tap at Beer De Luxe in Melbourne Clear dark brown, brown head Chocolate, coffee, cocoa beans, roasted malts Served too cold as always in Oz Bitter ending Burned wood, hint caramel toffee, cacao

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (565) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2014
Inky and opaque with nice big creamy mocha head. Big chocolate and mocha coffee in the aroma, with hints of cheesy vegemite and vanilla. Heaps of roastiness and charcoal in the taste, with underlying treacle sweetness, dark chocolate, bitter coffee and cream. A little thinner than I expect in an imperial stout. Good effort overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4879) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
750ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from September 2014. Cracker of a big black beer this one. Fills the mouth with with burnt bitterness and leaves you searching for another one.

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