Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
hawthorne00 (2210) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jonno (2092) - JAPAN - NOV 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
davidm (1919) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.