donniemillan (92) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 The bottle describes it as "the perfect mix of chocolate and toasty caramel flavours" which is dead on. It pours very dark with an immaculate head, creamy, not too sweet, bitter finish.
Re-rating, really strong roast aroma and flavour, one of the best heads I’ve seen.
alphilp (3) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A beautiful beer; true to the style. You can tell that the ingredients used are of the highest quality.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Atticus Finch. Nice malt-driven beer. Aromas of caramel, liquorice, and cola. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, a hint of sourness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.
LesArgen (263) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer spreads out over my tongue like a big malted chocolate pillow, with loads of nutty goodness and a slightly metallic finish. The head is gorgeous, the length good and it smells good too.
grantw (18) - , AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks a picture when poured on tap at beer de luxe. Lovely body supported soft roast and delicious chocolate. Warming in the glass as it is now, the malt takes on greater complexity. A nicely wrought beer and great to see brown ales making a come back.
StevieT (996) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A slight bitter taste, pretty easy going for a brown. Quite tasty.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 mil bottle from Dans at Ringwood Roasted malty aroma dark Brown with a red ting good one finger tan head taste is malty with a dry finish overall very good
hawthorne00 (2830) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 9C. Lovely clear mahogany with a light beige head that laces well. Aroma of toffee, nuts, raisins, a little chocolate, grass. Velvety mouthfeel. Taste is rich and sweet at first with toffee and butterscotch, raisins, dates. Bitterness creeps up and balances nicely - some roasted, some pine and grass. The somewhat buttery English style malts married with American hops might bother some, but worked fine for me. Pine really creeps up at the end. Tasty.
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with ruby highlights and a large, lasting head.
Nose shows chocolate, roasted malt, nutty notes and, later on, some coffee. Pretty decent.
Similar flavours really; cocoa, coffee, roasted malt. Could use more sweetness/less roasty coffee.
Carbonation is pretty much spot-on, however it could use a lighter body.
mkel07 (4306) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Very highly carbonated as there is a big whoosh when you pop the cap and the glass fills with heaps of loosely condensed brown foam that takes a while to a settle. The beer itself is a dark brown colour and looks solid. Aromas of coffee beans and chocolate. Lively in the mouth with lots of chocolate in the flavour, very tasty.