DavidAust (41) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Schooner glass. Probably served a tad too cold. Malty aroma, which matches the flavour. Very dark brown, fairly well carbonated and 1/2 finger stable head. Taste was mostly held back at the front of the mouth due to the carbonation, but ended on a nice malty mocha finish.
I ordered a second because I did enjoy it quite a lot. Will be interesting to see if the bottle is as good.
Morboso (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty standard black beer nothing exciting about this one to my taste was hoping to get something different.
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
345ml bottle into glass. Mild chocolate nose. Ruby red beer with small off-white head. Light spritzy mouthfeel leads to a hint of chocolate in the finish. A lesser cousin of Tooheys Old.
anstei (343) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
345ml bottle. This is a solid porter that doesn’t lack anything, but it also isn’t outstanding in any way.
Muggus69 (1553) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body, off-tan head persists.
Decent nose, mild roast, toasted nuts, touch of burnt sugar.
Medium to full body, restrained carbonation, drying texture.
Body has plenty to offer - burnt nutty malts, some dark sugar notes and underlying earthy hop. Lifted bitterness, dry lingering finish.
Solid porter. Great every level example.
Ngejo (567) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Black, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very malty aroma. Very dark black colour with good head. Nice coffee and chocolate flavour with long aftertaste. Heavy body with good warmth and low carbonation.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
345 mil bottle roasted malt aroma black as a dogs guys tan head taste is good roasted malts good stuff
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewhouse. Jet black colour with a foamy tan head. Appearance resembles espresso. Sweet caramel and roasted nut/malt aromas. Flavour is pleasant with a chocolate and coffee finish. Moderate hop usage making this very easy drinking. Lacks a punch to finish, which again, makes this sessionable
Kurtos (124) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poors a tar black colour.
Aroma. A creamy coffee aroma.
Taste. A creamy smoothness, with hints of coffee nuts and unsweetened cocoa.
Overall. A real treat and one of the better beers in the James Squire Range.