Brewed by South Australia Brewing (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Dry Stout
Thebarton, Australia


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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2011 Pored from a 750ml bottle, for such a big name I’m sorely disappointed, i hope it tastes better on tap. Not much of an aroma, i could pick up a bit of roast though. quite dry in the mouth, roast, toffee and a slight red wine flavour. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maris (1020) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2010
From a 375ml bottle on 1/12/2010. Has a modest roasted malt aroma, with a little coffee. The flavour is more roasted malt with an assertive lemon sour/bitter finish, which is actually a little harsh. Not a lot of sweetness is evident. Not a patch on Coopers Best Extra Stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jestersdarts (5) - , AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2010 does not count
Poured into glass from stubby From Dan’s Pulled it our of the fridge for about 15 minutes to let warm up slightly, poured with a light tan head that I was hoping to be thicker for a stout, but it tried to hang around to the bottom of the glass (may have been because of the headmaster I drank it from). Not quite black, with a deep toffee hue coming through the thinner parts of the glass. A slight roasty aroma, no floral hops that I could pick up. Fairly thin on the tongue, a medium roasted grain flavour, astringent coffee and somewhat sour mid flavour, which also lends to a dry taste, finishing with a thin bitterness that stays for a moment. It does have a slight aspect that remind me of Guinness draught – perhaps this is the roasted barley / faintly sour, combination? I did enjoy this beer and I would drink it again, but it did seem a bit ’thin’ for my liking of stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3680) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2010
375ml bottle. Pours a thick idnight black colour with a coffee coloured creamy head. Looks thick and robust in the glass with roasted malt aromas pouring forth. Burnt malt flavour leaves a dry bitterness on the tongue that is quite pleasant. Well balanced with lots of muscle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2010
UPDATED: APR 26, 2010 375mL bottle. Pours dark red to black without much of a head. Faint aroma of burnt malt and yeast extract. Tastes like a slightly burnt chocolate biscuit really. Light-medium bodied, soft carbonation with a lingering bitter and slightly astringent finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2010
Bottle. Australian version, 6.0%ABV. Pours dark brown with a lasting brown head. Light roasted malt and brown sugar aroma nut very subtle. The flavour is roasted malt, brown sugar and a hint of smoke. Medium bodied and soft carbonation is present. Low bitterness in the finish. As echoed by many this is a lot better than the regular draught.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2027) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
Pours black with a large, persistent, rocky, light-tan head. Nose shows a fair bit of chocolaty roasted malt along with a load of sweet caramel and some light fruity hops. Flavours are quite potent, with loads of roasted barley becoming almost burnt (too much black patent?). Later on some burnt caramel shows, with a long roasty bitterness finishing it up. Body is too watery for such a powerful brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2544) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2013 375ml bottle. Some roasty aromas, vanilla, coffee and some grass. Taste backs up the aroma. Has some weight. Quite nice and well balanced. Still better than the 250 Anniversary stout I tried the other day. Much better than the nitro stuff. [3.2]

Plain but solid. Very drying finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - NOV 16, 2009
better than draught guinness. Biger and roastier but with a tinner palate. Decent, but I prefer the coopers extra stout for about the same price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1943) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
Bottle 375ml. Good and aggressive. Aromas of apple, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavour has long-lasting bitterness, and it’s also a bit sour. Oily palate and medium body. Black colour, with a frothy off-white head that doesn’t last all the way.

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