TedE (231) - 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 (353) - 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 (1007) - 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 (813) - 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.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2013 Performed well at beer club stout night out of a bottle and tap @ the brewery. Black pour with a decent tan head. Fairly subdued aromas of dark chocolate, nuts, roasted malt and a touch of smoke. Delicious creamy mouthfeel with dark chocolate, coffee, dried fruit, licorice and nuts. Medium bodied and very drinkable. There is a nice bitterness at the end of the beer which lightens it up and makes you want a second. Great Australian style stout.
Niksko (402) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights and a finger of off white head that fades quickly. Nose is coffee forward, with some plum, raisin and rum. Taste has a subtle hop bitterness, some caramel sweetness on the mid palate and a reasonably dry, bitter finish with coffee, plum and great smoky note. Body is medium, but it’s let down with a slightly watery mouthfeel on the finish. Pretty good.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours opaque deep cola brown with smallish light tan head. Aromas of herbal, citrus hops, light chocolate, cream, roast, nutty malt character and toffee. Light medium body, creamy mouthfeel, balanced character, light chocolate, coffee, herbal grassy hop character lingering with a light toasty sweetness, semi sweet through the finish.
orange_3084 (126) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Pours dark cola colour with very thin head. Roasted barley immediately hits the nose, followed by chocolate and hints of coffee. Thinner bodied than most stouts, similar to a porter. Starts off a little sweet on the tongue, but has a bitter finish. This one is pleasant, but not special.