mkel07 (3669) - 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.
gam (3342) - 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
maneliquor (3263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle in Adelaide. Big fluffy off white head sits on top of a dark brown body for the duration. Nose is dominated by coffee, vanilla and roasted malts. A hint of liquorice. Taste is all coffee and roasted malts. A hint of chocolate and liquorice. Pretty spot on when it comes to the style it's just a little borking and one dimensional to be honest
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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.
hawthorne00 (2543) - 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.
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.
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5.8% On tap at Hashigo Zake, Wellington NZ
Poured with a towering head that had excellent retention and lacing
Aroma: sweet, with oats, chocolate and red wine.
Flavor: better and more true to style that the aroma. Mild dark roasted grains and oatmeal in the aftertaste.
Feel: full body is very smooth.
O: a solid oatmeal stout with a somewhat peculiar aroma.
Davros (2027) - 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.
davidm (1942) - 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.
Stew41 (1753) - 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.