mkel07 (3303) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique April 2013. Thus is the first Garage Project Beer that I had and the label certainly caught my eye. Copper colour, tan head, malt, nutty biscuit aromas, full in the mouth.
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Little dissapionted tbh. Not as hoppy as I was hoping. Plenty of crystal malt flavours that didn’t quite do it for me.
Hop_Hedonist (243) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb fruity hops balanced by sweet malt - light on the tongue and easy to quaff - a lovely ale more an IPA than Amber ale.
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Volcanic rocks. Amber w slight haze, nice bubbly head. Earthy, quite chewy, in fact a great chewy character.
SAChubb (3) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright reddish-brown, auburn colour. The aroma is fairly subdued, although there is some fresh hops and an earthy character coming through. The initial taste is dominated by the pungent hops flavor (that will be the whole cone Nelson Sauvin hops), but before too long the caramelized sugar and toffee flavours come to the fore, with a good amount of pungent hops bitterness and a slightly funky, almost mushroomy taste on the finish. The texture is smooth, with a velvety, rich mouthfeel. If you like your beers to have a good amount of bitterness but also some sweet caramel malt flavor, this is the beer for you! I certainly enjoyed it.
ShaneJ (499) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep reddish-brown, lasting, creamy tan head, amazing aromas of toffee/caramel/butterscotch, piney/grassy hops, flavour is sweet malt, burnt sugar/caramel, strong resiny bitterness. This is something special.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from K&G. Great malty beer. Aromas of caramel, nuts. Taste is sweet, with long length. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.
beer-yum (449) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 An enjoyable strong red ale. Very hoppy but nicely balanced with malt. Looks, smells, and tastes like the great beer it is.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice bright red with huge white head. Subtle floral hop aroma. Herbal hop flavour, warm mouthfeel. Very smooth, pleasant.
ComradeK (1006) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours a hazy deep ruby amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. Toffee malt mixes with nutty and earthy notes and some light floral hops in the aroma. Floral and light tropical fruit hops up front lead into a rich malty body, with plenty of toffee, caramel and nutty character, which flows through into the finish. This is a satisfyingly malty ale, with enough hops character to keep it in balance. Nice stuff.