gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2015 First rating
Draught half pint at the brewpub on July 12, 2013.
Described as an Old Ale at 6.1% ABV.
Cloudy semi-dark brown color, tan head. Malty, sweet taste. Herbal, sweet aftertaste. Fizzy, high co2, mouthfeel; medium bitterness with a mineral sparkling finish. Sweet, malty, caramel scent.
Draught as part of a tasting paddle at Lord Nelson on October 9, 2015.
Hazy dark brown color, teal head. Fruity, some banana, alcohol taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Light roasted, grainy scent, some milk chocolate.
Travlr (20933) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the source. Hazy deep dark a,ber color, fluffy tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastebis malty as well, with a bit of toast and black pepper.
CH-303 (1920) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark brown, some tan head.
Aroma: Dark fruit, dark malt, roasted.
Taste: Dark malt, nice fruit. Sweetness. Nice!
Info: 285ml draft (schooner), 2/6-2013
Sevenlee (1735) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel and bread with roasty notes. Taste is medium sweet leading to a dry roasty finish. Not bad.
KeefOz (1494) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml stubbie. Poured a dark coppery colour with a 5mm beige foamy head the retained OK and laced OK. No visible carbonation. Aroma of sweetish malt - malt dominates. Taste very sweet (too sweet) malt, quite rich, and with no real bitterness. Medium body. Smooth creamy finish. A good cool weather beer.
Theodopilos (68) - - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, I had this beer on tap at The Lord Nelson hotel 3 years ago while on hols in sydney,being a dark beer and a cool day in Brisbane I took the bottle out of the fridge and left it on the bench for 15mins, okay let’s road test this beer, poured into a snifter glass, not much aroma but the taste is rich and roasted, good lacing inside the glass, quite a nice beer
Jado (760) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with some red highlights and a floppy off-white head. Picked up some chocolate and maybe a little dark fruit on the nose. Dark malt dominates the taste, with a hint of chocolate and some raisin. Finishes reasonably cleanly, with a bit of lingering sweetness. Not great, but not too bad.
Cantabrian (975) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great appearance of choluria with haemolisis and a nice off-white head. Aromas of banana cakes, with peach, cinammon and biscuits. I must confess that I got little of the flavour, with the cold temperature it was served. Mainly a malty, toffeeish taste, quite pleasant. Nice creamy feel to the palate, rather numbing.
theodorereg (26) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A heavy dark beer with not much character. Very high alcohol content.
I should have bought a stout.
fletchfighters (1394) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-- Poured a dark redish brown with a light tan head, good one finger head. Leaving sticky lacing. Also left a good amount of sediment in my glass. Medium carbonation.
S-- Yeasty, carmel, touch of booziness, dark fruits and a little bit of sour smell to it.
T-- Lots of yeast and malt in this, a little bit of carmel and a sour off taste. Does have a bit of a alcohol taste in it. Dark fruits a small bit. Needs more of the fruit to come out and be bigger.
M-- Medium carbonated. Not a lot of character and some of the flavors are flat. Like the fruit. More dominated by the sweet and sour flavors of the yeast and malt. Feel like I should have drank bread in a way
D-- One 6 pack is enough. Not again. Reminds me of a homebrew with a lot of sugar. Once the beer sits in you for a while a really sweet taste begins and it is like being a kid who has had too much candy on halloween. Has a really nice look and smell but after that if goes downhill quick.