bluevegie (3052) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Presented well when poured into the glass, black in body with a dark tan head. Coffee and chocolate on the nose which came through in the taste as well, then some cigarette ash, was trying to let it warm up a bit but drank it too easily to see if it opened up even more.
hawthorne00 (2377) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12C. Black with an inch of tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, grass, earth, mild spices. Slightly syrupy. Sweet with dark toffee, chocolate, some burnt flavours, licorice. Bitterness is there and nicely in harmony with the beer, but struggles a bit with the sweetness until the end which leans evermore towards dryness and is a little spicy. Lowish carbonation is insistent and works well. A little sweet for me but harmonious and tasty.