floydian1 (719) - FNQ Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint on tap @ The Local Taphouse, Sydney (highly recommended). Now 4.5% ABV. Copper-brown pour with smallish white head. An excellent bitter with balanced smooth caramel malts and a floral hop bitterness. Delicious creamy texture with low carbonation and high drinkability. A great session beer.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Warners at the Bay Bottle Shop. A good looking dark honey coloured beer with a decent amount of light brown foam. Malty aroma with a very tart flavour that fades to leave a caramel aftertaste.
HandbagCurly (1) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2012 does not count
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Absolutely terrible. Professes to be of smokey aroma and taste. Could not have burnt hops and malts any more with a Bunsen burner. Would not recommend.
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ComradeK (732) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Pours a murky copper-tinged chestnut, with a tiny white head which dissipates almost instantly, and leaves no lacing. Toffee and caramel malt are the dominant aromas, with a touch of floral hops thrown into the mix. Mild floral hops introduce it, with an odd sweetness leading into a blend of fruitcake and caramel malt in a fairly watery body. An unusual burnt toast flavour leads into a sweetly floral finish. There are some pleasant, if pretty standard, flavours in here, although there are also some off notes, especially the burnt toast flavour. My main issue with this beer, as with all the offerings from this brewery, is that it just feels too amateurish, more like homebrew than something made professionally, topped off with the handwritten beer name and ABV on the label.