jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml Bottle. Pours brown with little to no head. pleasing subtle hit of spices and cinnamon. A little bit too tart for what i was expecting, but drinkable and enjoyable.
mkel07 (4254) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pour a dark brown almost copper red colour with a skinny tan foam edging the glass. Spiced fruit in the aroma and a strong almost port like flavour that hits all parts of the mouth and hangs around on the palate. Good strong body and would go well with a cigar.
Davros (2256) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown without much of a head.
Nose shows nutty malt, caramel and some light fruit. Not particularly expressive.
Flavours include loads of malt with caramel, bready and toasty character along with some soft spices and a fair whack of booze.
Carbonation is pretty low.
hawthorne00 (2769) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 11C. Dull copper with a coat of light beige head. Aroma of sherry, nutmeg, cinnamon, cherry vinegar. Taste has light fruit sweetness with some aged caramel and chocolate, big woody spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and aniseed quite prominent and not all that well integrated. Finish is mildly astringent with spices. The flavours are OK but somehow don’t come together.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Local Taphouse, Sydney. Pours a deep copper colour, with a medium dense beige head. Aromas of sweet caramel, biscuit, cinnamon and a herb i couldn’t put my finger on. The flavours that popped to me were tart apples, cinnamon, bread, toffee and was slightly sour. Quite a thick and oily mouthfeel.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chewy caramel with warming spices. This was had on tap at the Wheatsheaf in Thebarton through a Randall full of Tasmanian blueberries.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a hazy brown with a thin white head. Lightly boozy. Sweet at the start, caramel and chewy malt. Dries out on the finish, with light yeast and warming alcohol on the end.
Stew41 (1796) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2013 On tap at Holgate but unfortunately served in a plastic glass due to the Hanging Rock races. Better than previous samples that have been faulty. Spicy stewed fruits with good fizz levels that gives the palate a nice lift. A little pongy but right in line with the play book.
Jade (421) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, cloudy with a biege head. Aroma is very faint and almost undetectable. Very bitter taste of caramel and fruit. Lovely warming sensation, especially in the lingering after taste.
Samma (124) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brewery. This is a surprisingly easy supper. Somewhat acidic overtones give way to a sweet, full- mouthed, low-carbonated gem. Am waiting to now taste the six I bought in bottles.