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Brewed by Cavalier Beer
Style: Imperial Stout
Brunswick, Vic, Australia
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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (961) - - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2593) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3066) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sissio (867) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shark_Pants (427) - 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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkel07 (4256) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DoToBi (8) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014 does not count
Taste is sweet and bit of bitterness. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy, off-white head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ngejo (553) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Bottle. Coffee, smoke, black, frothy, very bitter, full body, thick feel, lively, & long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vanvenlo (1414) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
Slowbeer bottle (1-Feb-2014) Choc roast malt fruit spirit aroma.Black fluffy big suds lace.Spirit fruit big coffee choc malt.Tangy mouthfeel bitter choc roast malt finish and fruit choc aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1549) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Roast malt chocolate aroma. Dark brown colour great head and lacing. Rich smokey malt flavour. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PetesBeers (37) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2014
Just a nice, smooth, vanilla-y stout. Nothing special. From the hand-pump at the Wheaty.


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