imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black with resilient tab head. Aromas if citrus chocolate toffee creamy oat grain bread and pine. Med body, complex malt choc toffee salty character finishing acrid hoppy and light sweet roast
Davros (1939) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a gigantic head.
Nose shows liquorice, roasted malt and a metallic/mineral like note.
A mixture of roasted malt and an acidic tang as flavours with a hit of coffee in the finish.
Carbonation is too high.
Chrishrt30 (98) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin tan head and a thick black pour.
Heavy chocolate, coffee and brown sugar aromas. Nice fruits, plum raisin and cognac.
A little thin, nice chocolate and liquorice. Dark fruits, brown sugar, a lot of burnt toast and a little doughy.
Finish has a little rye like taste, with roast malt and hop bitterness.
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Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fruit dominant nose, smells quite wild, almost a bit sour. Gigantic head on the beer, black body. Almost a red tinge to the head. Tastes very farmyard, definitely not your average stout, chocolate and coffee characterists very well hidden by the upfront sourness from the fruit flavours. Quite thin tasting and over-carbonated. Not really sure what this beer was trying to be, not bad, but not really sure.
hawthorne00 (2433) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black with a large tan head. Aroma of blackcurrants, mocha, licorice. Rather farmyardy. Thin body, no oaty smoothness here. Astringent taste with coffee, blackcurrants, jarring citrus notes. Not without its charms but something’s awry with this one.
gam (3242) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big tan head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas rich notes grain aq sour touch caramel coffee the flavours roast coffee grainy touch the oatmeal sharp rich the finish nice oatmeal flavour melds well with other tastes nice stout
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Plonk. Very dark brown/black, over-carbonated, large gushing head, chocolate/coffee, dark roasty bitterness, light body, thin-medium texture, dry finish. Ok, but not a stand out. Let down by carbonation issues.
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 10/8/2013 Pours near black with a medium tan head. Has quite a strong chocolate aroma with a touch of coffee in there as well. Chocolate and mocha dominate the flavour, though the sweetness in moderate and tempered by a nice, quite distinct roasty, dark chocolate bitterness. The body is medium, as is the carbonation (very pleased to come across a HopDog where the carbonation is not explosive!). While it may not have the X factor, it’s still a very solid, well made, enjoyable stout.
Sevenlee (1320) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours totally black with a lively brown head. Aroma is malt, soy, chocolate, coffee and some hops. Taste is very sweet of soy leading to a sour finish. Mouth feel is very bubbly. Quite disappointing.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample, Pours typical stout black with decent tan foam, Rich chocolate and coffee and roasted malts dominate. The flavour is quite smooth with strong malts holdiing sway with hints of darkish fruits mid palate. The stout finishes pleasantly long.