mattyhennessy (177) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
vanvenlo (1152) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
gam (3061) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Blackhearts&Sparrows. Caramel, toffee, chocolate. Taste has sour notes, long length.
Stew41 (1662) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
hawthorne00 (2251) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.