jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap and 330ml bottle. Strong full bodied and malt driven. A good beer.
ALLOVATE (2828) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating from way back in 2009.
At just on cool, a bottled sample. Opaque, muddy looking, dull chestnut in body. The head went up and straight back down resulting in little more than some loose suds on the meniscus. Woody, cocoa powder and slightly ashen, smoky nose; sweet toffee and dessert-style fudge pudding round it off nicely. A little fizzy on the tongue; needed a good few swirls to soften. Quite woody and phenolic like the Three Sheets (House yeast?). Nutty praline front melds with dusty cocoa, timber and heavily roasted nuts all the way down the palate. Husky malt astringency on the swallow, slightly tannic with touches of blood and rust. Quite meaty and chunky, the carbonation light with the alcohol all under wraps. Long linger of bent-up malt and yeast by-products, actually work well for this. Enough complexity comes through for a little afternoon contemplation. A new sample would be great to compare as I think over the years it has a little of its rough edge! (33cL, no date stamp, The Beer Store Morley)
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Lord Nelson. Pours dark amber with an off white cap and low carbonation. The beer is served too cold to get a decent impression of the aroma but stong dark malts are there along with some alcohol and ester. The flavour is rich with a medium bitterness and plenty of dark roasty malt, it finishes long and slightly dry with plenty of warming alcohol.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer. Dark ale with spices and bitterness. Went down easily. A good winter beer.
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at Lord Nelson’s Hotel in Sydney. Pours a dark copper with an offwhite creamy head. Smells of tons of malt. Tastes of a medium sweetness, medium-large bitterness, and some metallic qualities. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a creamy texture. Finishes bitter.
floydian1 (1301) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Copper-brown pour with a small off white head. Malty toasty aromas with dark chocolate and nutty notes. Taste is straightforward sweet caramel malts with a mild floral hop finish. Medium bodied with a spritely mouthfeel and the ABV well hidden. Goes down easily.
bigbish (682) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A good strong ale, tastes fantastic off the tap at Lord Nelson’s pub. My favorite beer there.
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared with Deanso. Amber pour with small head. Aroma of malt and some spice. Flavour malty with caramel but quite mild with a slightly unpleasant bitter bite.
deanso (8114) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle shared with Kermis.
Very little head and carbonation. Hazy amber colour.
madquacker (1096) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ruby red with lots of red malt grippiness. Raisens and plums. A nice ale.