hawthorne00 (2512) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black, good coat of tan head. Chocolate, coffee, roast malt, vanilla, ash aroma. A little sourness and an unwelcome touch of metal. Smooth mouthfeel, not as silky as some sweet stouts. Taste has coffee and roasted malt with cocoa. Cocoa bitter finish. A bit more sweetness would have let the flavours off the leash - this never quite opened up for me.
Pyobon (956) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown black with some tan head. Pleasant aroma with chocolate and sweet fruit. Full body with modest but creamy and frothy carbonation. The taste starts with sweet mat and some tangy fruitiness, giving way to dark malt, dark chocolate, coffee and some spice and this pleasant taste lingers for a very long time. Overall this is a very well done chocolate stout. It is balanced, rich and complex.
gam (3316) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium tan head very dark stout dark red brown almost black aroma malty chocolate smooth oat taste cocoa vanilla molass4es flavour malty chocolate crisp oatmeal very clear in taste chocolate is just right in strength liccorice and vanilla taste oily note finish smooth malt chocolate great aftertaste
mkel07 (3640) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
30ml bottle. Comes out of the bottle like engine oil, thick and black looking with a low even coffee coloured head. Deep rich chocolate aromas penetrate deep into the nose and burnt woody flavours lead to a dry finish. Smooth in the mouth and very pleasant to drink.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with dark beige coloured head. Aromas of chocolate and toasted malt. Flavours are quite bitter with plenty of roasted malt . Some chocolate does come through near the finish. Not too bad.
Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice. Looks for all the world like an RIS upon pouring with an orange head. Sweet fruity chocolate on the nose with a tangy note. Good lift. Chocolate slips into the milk chocolate spectrum on the nose but the palate is quite light with roast and a clear hoppy impact late. Very attractive beer.
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent tan head on a black body. Some chocolate notes in the taste but probably expecting a little more, smooth taste, coffee and grainy aroma, a touch thin but enjoyable and drinkable. Notice the oatmeal and maybe a touch of smoke.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a thin light brown head that retains a nice lace in the glass. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, cocoa and fruity hops. Sweet mouthfeel with a creamy malt finish.
Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black with a large tan creamy head showing great persistence.
Aroma shows lots of milk chocolate, roasted barley and creamy oats. Impressive.
Flavours are not quite as complex, but include roasted barley, smoke, and finish with a mild bitterness.
Creamy body, slightly thin in my opinion though.
A very nice creamy, milky stout.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours jet black with a nice tan head that settles pretty quickly. Nose has alot of dry roast, coffee & dark dusty choc. Palate translates well, choc notes dominating but has good balance. Lively carbonation dres up the palate & makes it very creamy. Finishes with dry roasted malt notes lingering. Overall a very good stout, pretty robust in the choc department but still very balanced with coffee notes. As said below is quite delicate yet robust.