Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark red brown with no head. Not a very distinctive aroma but definite hints of toffee and coffee. Thick creamy palate. Flavours of dark malts, chocolate, caramel, with no obvious hop bitterness, but some burnt bitter notes. A reasonable beer, but not very special and didn’t seem to really all work together well.
hawthorne00 (3046) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper. A finger and a half of beige head, fades to half that. Smells of caramel and resin. Quite carbonated. Dried fruit giving way to coffee and semi-bitter chocolate. Pretty good.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. 6.1%ABV on bottle. Dark amber hue. Nose is caramel and toffee. Medium bodied. Decent drinking, even if a bit generic.
Dredd (742) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice sweet caramel aroma, pours amber with mocha head. Flavour profile is a mix of sweet malts such as toffee, stonefruit and some breadiness that finishes with a nice lingering finish. Quite a pleasent surprise this one is!!
nate2g (1548) - 上海 / Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Lord Nelson, Sydney. This one’s better...it pours amber with a tanned head that lingered. Aroma of caramel, toast, fruit and earthy hop notes. The flavour is caramel, toast, fruit and nuts. Medium bodied and a malty, bitter finish. Without a doubt the best beer on offer though the others are less than average.
jkm (235) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rather dark slightly cloudy, red/brown, with a thin tan head. Moderate carbonation and medium bodied. Sweet, flavours of coffee, slightly fruity, burnt choc, moderately bitter and sweet finish. - 330 ml brown bottle.
pivo (2646) - GERMANY - MAY 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice pubby place near observatory in the Rocks area of Sydney.
Caramelly malt nose light. Cloudy dark amber low clingy head. Nutty malt tight stinging bitter. Alcohil warms going down. Fairly high hopping but with a mix of seemingly stale hops. Very British overall, but hoppier than you’d expect. Ok brew but not terribly exciting.
mkel07 (4510) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Nice little surprise this one. Poured a light tan in colour with a beige to tan medium head and good carbonation with a mixture of small and large bubbles. Aroma of burnt malt and toffee with an underlying hint of chocolate. Great texture and mouthfeel as it leaves a smooth mellow aftertaste. Slight hint of mildly burnt chocolate in the flavour.
DuffMan (8316) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy dark tea-amber. Interesting rum-raisin toffee aroma. Same flavour on the palate with a touch of yeasty fruit. Medium bodied, low bitterness, a little watery.
gam (3732) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light biege frothy head good carbonation red brown colour aroma caramel mild chocolate and coffee malts flavour same as aromas mild flavours caramel chocolate and coffee creamy note refreshingly good drink bitter smooth finish malty smooth