mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Light brown foam explodes in the glass when poured and takes a long while to settle. Brown in colour with some coffee like aromas. Strong flavour with a mild bitter aftertaste, a bit like cold coffee.
jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a 330ml Bottle- Pours a deep dark brown colour. Very nice malty aromas and flavours.
Maris (749) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 330ml bottle on 10/9/2012. Pours a very dark brown big a big head which dissipates quickly. Has a distinct, slightly strange yeasty basement like aroma. Flavour wise, it’s sweet and fruity with dates and figs prominent. But it’s otherwise fairly one dimensional and less interesting than most other HopDog brews I’ve tried so far. A little over-carbonated, which seems to be the HopDog way. All up, a bit disappointing, as I’ve been quite impressed by their work to date.
davidm (1774) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Josie Bones. Nice dessert beer. Aromas of dark fruit and chocolate, with hints of smoke. Taste is sweet and spicy, with bitter notes and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark, cloudy, with a thin head.
Davros (1477) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with ruby highlights and a massive, growing head.
Aroma include spicy phenols, faint dried figs, spciy hops, soft light fruity esters and gentle roasted malt.
Roasted malt and soft figs are the main flavours, although there’s also some soft, spicy hops.
hawthorne00 (1856) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11C. Clear dark brown with an inch of beige head. Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, figs, dough, spices. 7- 8 Quite full bodied. Taste is fairly sweet with figs and ripe plums, dough, chocolate. All cleaned up at the end which is drying and subtly spiced and bitter. Currently under "Brown Ale" which doesn’t seem right. Very nice beer.
gav12c (116) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a deep brown amber with a thin tan head.the sweet dark fruit in the aroma is magnified in the flavour along with a subtle roasted flavour that lingers pleasantly.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried at Josie Bones Beer Lunch. Can’t remember the meal that this was matched with but they both went down a treat, a brown ale with noticeable fig characters, I have been into IPA and IIPAs a lot lately and this was a pleasant change.
Jessop (178) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich brown ale with mahogany highlights, low to medium carbonation with a decent off white cap. The aroma is somewhat restrained with toasted and roasted malt showing through with a hint of hop. Theres plenty happening in the flavour department with toasted malts dominating, followed subtle hints of figs, raisins, coffee and smoke all balanced out with a moderate hop load from this brewer. Lovely beer for this time of year.