davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Bottle from Parkhill cellars and tap at the Local Taphouse. Great nose, complex beer. Aromas are roasted malt, cola, cherry, leather, and hints of copper and spice. Taste is sweet with bitter notes, and average length. Silky palate, and medium body. Brown colour, with a thin and frothy head.
frankcolub (83) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2010 330ml bottle. Pours brown light tan in colour and a medium head .
Roasty malt aroma . Great texture leaves a smooth chocolate roasty flavour, medium sweet taste. Overall a great boutique dark ale.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a short light tan head that doesn’t last long. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dark fruit and herbs. Flavour is about the same. Mouthfeel is light, a bit watery, with moderate carbonation and a medium bitter finish. An ok beer but not particularly exciting.
Pyobon (1311) - 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 (3535) - 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 (2517) - 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 (836) - 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) - 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 (2667) - 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.