Maris (1169) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 330ml bottle on 19/7/2015. Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Has a modest malty aroma featuring a bit of dark chocolate. Flavour wise, thereís more dark chocolate, with hints of roasted malt, vanilla and a fair dash of soy. Quite full bodied, slightly creamy, with soft carbonation and a moderate bitterness.This is a decent stout, but Iím surprised at the love itís receiving on here so far, as it seems a bit uninspired. A long way from a 90s beer for mine.
Jado (673) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a solid black with a sloppy brown head. Aromas of raisins, chocolate and burnt caramel. Taste begins with dark fruit flavours before a big roasted coffee and smoke bitterness waltzes in. Chocolate, cherry and more smoky roast at the end. Lingering finish with a lightly bitter dark chocolate aftertaste. A big beer and a good one.
Westkyoto77 (563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Creatures Brunswick st. Dark as night with dirty brown head. Lovely nose of dark toffee, cocoa, and coffee. Beautifully rich and balanced. Not super bitter, but not overly sweet either. An absolute winner.
Malrider69 (99) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black colour with a thin tan head. The aroma is of roasted malt, coffee and slightly of hops. The flavour is of coffee with a moderate bitterness that sits nicely on the palate. Return of the Dread is an excellent stout (one of the best to recently be produced in Australia) with complex flavours and well worth purchasing.
gam (3641) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beige head dark brown pour medium carbonation aromas smooth coffee malt chocolate caramel the flavours caramel smooth coffee chocolate a sweet stout no real bitter a filling taste the finish best tastes sweet malt coffee a sweet stout mainly
Muggus69 (1553) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel. BB 22 DEC 15
Thick looking deep brown/almost-black, holds a small firm dark tan head.
Aroma oozes darkness - charred, black roasted malt, dark brown sugar, licorice, cocoa, cakey/pudding with savoury, earthy, leafy hops.
Excellent weight, reasonably low carbonation, long on the palate.
Plenty going on here - dark chocolate, roasted nuts, charred toast, burnt caramel/toffee, licorice, earthy spice. Good firm bitterness, some warmth on the finish.
Really good stout - yum!
hank37 (188) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours midnight black, with a nice oily viscosity and blackstrap molasses with bitter choc and dried fig. Complex and thoroughly enjoyable
CitrusP (60) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid Beer. Pours with a fairly sticky brown head that dissipates to a thinner foam. Lots of chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Malts are nicely integrated in the taste, chocolate and coffee are the dominant flavours. Smooth, fine carbonation, moderate bitter aftertaste, lingering vanilla. goes down easily on a cold winters eve. Overall a really a solid export stout and impressive for the price.
bmeup (576) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From Tugun Cellars. Very dark and falling head to thin layer. Roasted malt, rich chocolate, spice and no coffee for me. The fuggles are a perfect match for this most enjoyable Stout, smooth yet has a great bitterness that irons out and covers a decent ABV, nice.
RafeAU (425) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at transit bar, Canberra. Rich pitch black with brown head. Rich chocolate character is most prominent to me, subtle roastiness, medium body, subtle sweetness well balanced by moderate bitterness. terrific Aussie foreign export stout.