ANZUShophunter (112) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle in porter glass. Looks a bit like cola with a one finger head. Roasted malts impart a smokey quality to the taste that’s unique amongst the many stouts I’ve sampled over the years.
Patersoi (61) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty bouquet. Pours black with clingy head. Upfront malt followed by chocolate and a warm slightly bitter finish. Too malty for a stout
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varanid99 (704) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. Chocolate, aniseed, a little roast aroma. Taste is chocolate, cola, coffee, not bad but a little thin
Morboso (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely promising aroma that doesn’t fail to deliver, no nasties here. High standard maintained from start to finish
TedE (546) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle into pint glass. ’Serve at cellar temperature’ OK, I don’t have a cellar but it’s 30 degrees Celsius inside today, so 10 minutes in the freezer. Sweet dark chocolate nose. Totally impenetrable black beer with large solid tan head. Body is surprisingly light, even spritzy on the tongue. Ending with bitter cocoa. Slightly lingering. A bit light on for my taste but OK.
redknob (36) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thin and sweet, tastes like roasted coffee flavoured coca cola. Pitch black colour and nice aroma.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the previous ratings I was expecting a little more from this. The body is quite thin and watery for a stout. The typical chocolate and coffee notes don’t seem to quite translate and the flavour of darkly roasted barley seems predominant. A decent tan head and good carbonation. Slight plum and smokey coffee aroma
KeefOz (1154) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a dark cola brown colour with mahogany tints. Thin light tan bubbles make up the head. Lacing virtually nil. Aroma of sweet vanilla and a subtle trace of roasted grain. Tasted strongly of roasted grain, had a trace of smokiness and low level bitterness. Light body, a bit watery than I was hoping for. Sweet with a long rough roasted grain finish. Average.
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is ok. I probably won’t be getting it, but if a friend offered it to me I wouldn’t say no either.
StevieT (1049) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2013 Mild nut, fruit and coffee flavours. Pours deep brown with a very thin had. A little thin but still a very nice beer.