Maris (1168) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 330ml bottle on 11/8/2012 (batch no. OS-014, bottles May 2012). Pours a tar colour with a small head. The aroma is primarily of roasted malt, some chocolate and a dash of caramel. The flavour is mostly a combo of dark and sweet milk chocolate, with a touch of coffee, smoke and roasted malt. Finishes quite dry. The body is medium and the carbonation a shade higher than typical for a stout. A very solid, enjoyable stout.
Dredd (733) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just about spot on for a Chocolate Stout. Pour is dark, dark brown bordering on jet black with tan head. Aroma is faint chocolate and initial tasting is silky smooth malts with a mild finish. The bottle I have has some age on it so there is no graininess on the finish. A nice reward for forgetting about it!
It is the kind of beer that as you sip, type and rate, you just want to nudge the ratings a few points higher.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAY 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2011 Bottle. Strong chocolate maltesers nose. Smooth thin to medium body. Fair bit of chocolate with a little caramel. Very smooth with a moderate bitter finish. Well made beer.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 330ml. Exceptional beer. Aromas of milk chocolate, coffee, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with a long-lasting bitter finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy off-white head. Great.
hawthorne00 (2878) - 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 (1103) - 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 (3636) - 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 (4343) - 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 (1808) - 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.