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Forrest Block Splitter

Forrest Block Splitter
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Brewed by Forrest Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Forrest, Vic, Australia
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Block Splitter: also known as a splitting maul, block buster or "godevil". A heavy two handed axe used for cutting a large piece of wood along its grain. One side sledgehammer , the other a blunt axe. The Forrest Imperial Stout is one the Russians Tzars would have enjoyed over the long cold winter, no need to cut wood to keep warm with this one on hand. A sipping beer of robust dark malts, solid body and high alcohol.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2810) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours black with a large head. Nose shows heavy roast with some coffee and cocoa notes. Flavours include lots of dry roast, some sweet bready malt and soft coffee but then finishes rather weakly with almost no bitterness. Easy-drinking though. Body feels a bit watery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2014
Out of the tap you can just tell that this is going to be delicious. The pour is a thick black with a tan head that seems to hold forever. The first smell is milk chocolate, followed by an Ethiopian coffee aroma that just hints of how much sweetness is to come. First taste is chocolate, with hints of vanilla and caramel. Finished with coffee bitterness that lingers on the tongue. A great brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
Good Beer Showcase - Ormond Hall - Village (10-Oct-13) Big sweet plum and choc roast malt aroma. Black colour, ok head and small suds lacing. Sweet choc roast malt plum fruit flavour. Sweet plum and roast plum aftertatste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2013
Small head dark pour mild carbonation aromas chocolate vanilla liquorice fruit cocoa the flavours roast coffee caramel chocolate malt liquorice medium bitter hoppy fruit morishing tastes cocoa the finish good hoppy tastes roast and malt along with bitter finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Bottle from Blackhearts&Sparrows. Caramel, toffee, chocolate. Taste has sour notes, long length.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - DEC 12, 2012
A big step up on the pedestrian regulars. A mid weight IS in my book but done well. Sweet minerals and chocolate on the nose, bang on the money, and the palate replays very faithfully albeit the mineral quartz streak shouts louder. Not at all heavy but has good length. Might lack a little continuity in the mouthfeel through the palate but really an excellent effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (3539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle, 13C. Black with a tan head that’s 80% of the glass and gradually collapses to a fat coat. Mocha, grass, fudge, a few whiffs of alcohol. Silky mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Sweet with mocha and dark berries, caramel. No real rumbling bass note. Oranges creep up as bitterness asserts itself. Slightly spicy at the end too. Cuddly, open flavours, nice balance.

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