StuffWine (81) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured dark amber with moderate off-white head that didnt last. Aroma of dry bready malt. Tast of toasted wheat and a nutty quality that I enjoyed. Thin/watery on palate which let it down. One of the ’best’ beers often available on tap... has saved me from consuming other swill.
jonnyguns (691) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a disappearing white head. Aromas of toffee, caramel and malts. Some hops in the taste but mainly malts and toffee notes. Pretty thin. Not an awful lot going on here but defs better than the golden ale
deyholla (5404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Caitlin. Pours a clear amber with a gray head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a nice sweet earthy grain note with a cereal backing. Flavor is similar with earthy sweet grains throughout and a bit of cereal and hay in the finish.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint on tap. Pours brown amber with a thin white head. Smells slight raisin yeast with some citrus and dough. Taste is spice and raisin, some butter. Overall pretty decent beer.
blackbock (107) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2012
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. From the moment I smelled the opened bottle I knew this wasn’t going to be pleasant. Cloying yet dry malt. Overcooked horrible hops. Each mouthful a struggle. Made me feel ill for hours afterward. Not good.
varanid99 (352) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, thin white head. Sweet toffee, malty aroma, taste of caramel and malt, finishes bready. Could drink a few of these without any problem
KeefOz (631) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2012 On tap at Comslie Hotel, Brisbane. A dark amber colour with a thin white bubble head that retained OK but laced poorly. High carbonation. Slightly sweet malt aroma. Taste of malt. Very light slightly watery mouthfeel. Smooth soft very slight bitter finish. I prefer the bottled version as this one was a bit of a dissapointment.
Bottled version - poured a clear golden amber colour with a one-finger white bubbly/foamy head that diminished fairly quickly and laced OK. Moderate carbonation. Aroma of malt sweetness. Taste of malt sweetness followed by a slight mild bitterness. A few citrus flavours develop as beer warms. Light body. Finish smooth and short with very slight mild bitterness.
Troopa (3) - - AUG 19, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easy to drink beer both from tap or bottle
It has a great balance and mouth feel like most of the squires range
harvester (6) - - AUG 18, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much aroma but very nice to drink. Low head retention but overall a crack beer. Em eh
Bif (1198) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Portland Brewhouse. Served a dark copper color with a decent head that fades to good lacing. Aroma of mild citrus with a bit of malt sweetness. Taste similar to aroma with a bit of citrus with an easy malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly light body and quite smooth. Decent drinker, seems to go best with food as it is a bit bland.