Jado (630) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a solid black with a tight tan head. The nose shows some grain and caramel but not too intense. The taste however is a rich combination of chocolate and coffee that finishes with a dry finish. It’s quite well rounded, with little of that really intense bitterness that makes some stouts a bit of a challenge. All round, a very approachable and balanced beer.
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours as black as night with thick coffee aromas. surprisingly fresh hoppy flavour for the style with more of the coffee and caramel finishing very smooth. i will definitely be drinking this again.
Sevenlee (1528) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours totally black with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt and coffee. Taste is also roasted malt with notes of coffee, chocolate and licorice. The finish is long and mostly roasty. Not bad.
StuffWine (137) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured black with a tan ead, somewhat lasting. Very mild aroma of dark toast with hint of liqourice. Tast of toasted malt and black coffee, nicely blanced and not overpowering. Long dry bitter finish does it credit. Light body and carbonatin, yet slightly creamy on palate. Solid but ordinary. Went down well at the end of a warm evening.
floydian1 (1136) - FNQ, Australia, - JAN 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours near black with faint red hue and a beige head. Nose shows subtle coffee, dark chocolate and vanilla notes on top of the dark roasted malts. Taste is medium sweet with a nice dry finish. Not much hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied palate and easily drinkable.
maneliquor (3406) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with red hues and little to no head. Roasted malts wrapped in light cocoa powder with a touch of pepper. Some piney and woody notes too. Lightly roasted spice and charred chocolate tones in the taste with a very light smokiness cutting through. A touch of sweet vanilla makes itself known. Pleasantly surprised with this one. Labels play a small part in which beers I choose to drink and the label doesn’t do much for me but the beer has definitely made me happy
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours dark brown, with tan head. very carbonated, but leaves a lot of lace. not much mouthfeel - too carbonated. taste of smoked malt.
Davros (2220) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with brown/ruby highlights and a large lasting head.
Nose shows lots of chocolate, caramel and nutty malt. Nice roasty character.
In the way of flavours it’s coffee rather than chocolate. Seems pretty light on, could us some more malt in there to flesh things out a bit.
Too much carbonation, body is lacking.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours jet black with very rocky tan coloured head. Plenty of lacing left down the side of the glass. Nose if dominated by roasted grain and espresso coffee. Pretty much as expected. Flavours show lots of roasted grain butterness before a fruity sourness on the finish. Thin to medium mouthfeel.
ALLOVATE (2547) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bottle I have kept for far too long, time for a taster as I picked this up mid 2009 by memory! I first tasted this back in 2005 but the venue I had it at and the beer itself left me with little more than a messed up palate and cruel, derogatory notes. Anyways!
Dusty, cocoa and milk chocolate nose, sweet with a lick of burnt sugar and treacle, and mild peppery spice. Big globules of yeast float along the edges of a black as black body. Head rises, then falls to leave nothing more than a ring of tannish bubbles. Black patent smokiness amongst bitter chocolate, heavily roasted coffee beans and chocolate icecream. Well rounded, dry as dry in back and quite full in body with a light prickle of carbonation upfront and smooth from there on in. Residually husky and very smoky, good length. A nice dry stout! (33cL, no date stamp, Dan Murphy’s Mandurah)