Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows sweet clean malt, herbal notes, tropical fruity hops and biscuity malt.
Hoppy flavours, with some herbal astringency too. Chilli is noticeable as a burn on the back of the throat. Canít detect much of the fruit and mint though.
Too much carbonation.
hawthorne00 (2214) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wantonly crassly branded bottle, 9C. Copper with a white head thatís soon a coat that hangs around. Grapefruit and pine aroma with tropical fruit, chilli and lime. Lowish carbonation - at first seems a little too low but works very well. Tastes very much as described, thereís a real bite of Vietnamese mint and a little heat from the chilli. The hops reassert themselves at the end and mingle with the complex pepperiness. Fruit came out a bit more as it warmed. Hops and novelty elements really worked well together for me.
omega (637) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sad that this beer is going to be nigh on impossible to find in this country because of the PC brigade. Interesting beer that has a little "heat" in the back palate that sort of sneaks up on you. Generous on the nose and pours a lovely amber gold.
fletchfighters (1000) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into a tulip
Orange amber color. Half finger of white head. Solid strips of lacing.
Lovely nose. Mango, pineapple, pine, and passion fruit, backed with some chili heat and fresh picked mint. Very interesting and creative.
More traditional taste of Pine and grapefruit up front but right behind is lime, mango, mint and chili heat. Not overly bitter or aggressive but the heat from the chiliís are apparent. Odd but works.
Slightly plastic like in the mid and back palate. Medium bodied and perfect carbonation. Chili does get bigger and more full on. Slightly oily and slick. Good amount of chili heat in the finish.
A touch too much chili but this works quite well. Rather see it without the chili and see how this was.