jonnyguns (405) - - FEB 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap feral! Pours a jet black with a tanned head. Roasted coffee, cocoa and piney hops in the nose. Taste is incredibly smooth. Like a mocha bomb exploding on the palate. Loads of dark chocolate and espresso. Thick mouth feel. 11.5%...what alcohol? Hidden so well. Definitely worth the wait. Awesome beer!!!
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Narkee (1) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with almost no head. Malt up front with a very long complex finish. Roast coffee, malt and then a cocoa seconds later. Awesome beer.
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HopRedHead (151) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Feral Brewery. Pours black with a dark, sinister head. Lots of mocha, molasses, soy and a touch of resin hops in the aroma. Let the glass warm a bit. Taste has lots of espresso and chocolate flavours, roasty malt and a nice wet bitterness. Thick body with a lingering sweet bitterness. Solid RIS.
stoutnick (182) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2013 Aroma is mild roast. Taste is roasty bitterness. Coats palate well but not cloying. Overall, don’t love the savoury roasty stouts, but this is a good one.
davidm (1801) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at Biero. Masterpiece, full marks from me. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, liquorice, and pine. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Black, with a thin off-white head.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Beervana NZ. Received a lot of advice on seeking this out as the last beer of the day, and I can see why. Sexy.
HopObessaison (21) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beervana - pours a solid darkness engulfing the glass, really nice solid flavour the ABV was a bit of a shock hides its self well. fruity notes on the nose, pleasant taste, shame I didn’t have time to let it get a bit warmer.
maneliquor (1704) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2013 Tap at Feral. Superb oily black with a thick, creamy beige head. Best lacing I’ve ever seen left in a glass. Huge notes of cocoa with a piney hop undertone on the nose. Couldn’t notice any booze at all. This is like a thick chocolate espresso milkshake. Huge and full on the palate. Starts like a huge mocha bomb with chocolate and caramel malts leading the way covered in coffee. Very nice. Lost count of how many I had
fletchfighters (840) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2011
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had on tap at Local Tap House for Feral Tap Takeover
After a decent looking smell and nitro appearance it was all downhill. Boozy, over roasted, fresh licorice, floral hops and what else they could find.
Struggled drinking this and gave up half way through. Was not impressed.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - MAY 7, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 Wow wasn’t expecting this. Floral hop nose with LOTS of licorise. Very straight forward in the mouth - again lots of licorise and the floral hops.A very strange choice with the hops. Really disappointing. A big, boozy mess.