hawthorne00 (2400) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Bottle. Pretty much black with a beige head that laces well and never disappears. Earthy aroma with bread crusts, spiced chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts. Silky mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Not very sweet at all, with overdone breadcrusts, coffee, nuts, chocolate, grass. A fair bit of bitterness that lingers with spicy rye notes at the very dry end. Started around 11C and really grew on me as it warmed. Complex, original, very well balanced. Cue Etta James. [3.9]
Overt rye spiciness fading a bit. Can’t say I mind. Very fine drop indeed.
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours opaque deep brown black with ok tan head and good lace, diminishing to a small but ok coverage. Light aromas of milky mocha chocolate oats, bread, biscuit light rye, grain cracker, light floral grassy hops - biscuit and crackers to the front. Medium full body, chewy caramel front, making way for a light back end, finishing lightly roasty, hints of rye pepper among a generous chocolate and nutty pale malt character.
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a great aroma, but it sure does make up for it in the taste. Lots of Roasty flavours with coffee being the predominant flavour with some chocolate and caramel in there too. An excellent spicey rye finish was also noted.
Narkee (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very little head. Poured almost pitch black with red coming through in the light. Nice malt and sweet caramel aroma. Taste was good but a bit short. Malt upfront with cocoa and caramel finish.
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Andygator (2) - - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mr Obadiah started me off with an aroma I have rarely had before, beautiful in its own way of conveying dark malts and some hints of unfermented starches. I was reminded of Arnold Beer, in Nurnberg by the aroma. Appearance super, the bead was ultra fine and the heading was rich. The longer Mr O sat on the palatte, the more the rye came forward along with something else. Not sure what that was, but it reminded me of wet cardboard. This seemed to not linger, but I am wondering if the rye caused this or how this odd flavor set foot in this fantastic beer. Overall, a pretty wonderful beer experience.
lliams (196) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty impressive beer! pours dark and heavy with lots of foam.. the weight overall of this was really impressive. a big, heavy, rich and robust porter. brilliant winter brew
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Lovely dark brown pour with a frothy off white head. Decent lacing left around the tulip glass. Nose full of dark chocolate, roasted espresso, touch of smoke and rye. Smells like a smokey chocolate. Taste is heavy on the dark cocoa and coffee notes. Touch of burnt caramel too. Real dark presence. Eating dark chocolate with this beer fantastic combination. Actually a decent drop good job creatures.
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pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was the best little creatures I have ever had. Good solid porter well worth a look. Good body nice roast and is even a little complex!
HopRedHead (344) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a glint of red around the edge, with a short, creamy off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose contains dark chocolate, rye, leather, roasted dark malts and espresso. Taste is dark cocoa, roasted coffee, rye graininess and dark, roasted caramel. Touch of burnt vegemite yeast too. Nice body on it, I’m pleasantly surprised.