Brewed by Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
Style: English Strong Ale
Sydney, Australia


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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Note: The bottled version is brewed and bottled by AIB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Tap. Pours dark ruby with a tan head. Aroma of malt, but really rather mild. Thin hops, but the coffee stood out. I had this beer after the Nelsonís Blood and I really preferred that one. Average brew, nothing really stands out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2009
Bottle - Dark murky red/brown. Aroma of dark roasted malt. Medium to high carbonation. Medium body. Sweet, with a bit of coffee/black chocolate, slightly fruity. Mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
frothbro (4) - or this, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2008 does not count
Poured into glass from 330ml bottle and displayed muddy brown with about as much head as one of King Henry VII wives!! ím must have got a bad bottle because it was most definetely infected with wild yeast. Smelled like a wet leather saddle and tasted like a mouthfull of blood and bone fertilizer. I hope for the brewers sake this was an isolated incident.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
Bottle Version: Ruby colour but absolutely no head. Sweet, vinuous aroma. Malty and yeasty flavour with a hint of raisin. Very lightly roasted for bitterness. Very thin texture. Failed to make a good impression. Difficult to explain as I usually love sweetish beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2007
Bottle (330ml) 6.1%. I have had this one many a time on tap at the Nelson, but I was keen to try it at a proper temperature, so I thought bottled would be the way to go. Poured a dark ruby with burgundy highlight and a creamy off white head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was dominated by roasted malts and espresso coffee with some milky chocolate and toffee also present. Taste was similar to smell with loads of coffee, some dark chocolate, some nuts and a subtle bitterness in the end. Medium/full bodied with soft carbonation, creamy mouth feel and a good finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2007
Bottle: Murky brown with a thick tan head. Milk coffee and toasted caramels in the nose, rounded out by some herbal pine tones. In the toasty, earthy flavours sing loudest with a nicely balance herbal chord to end the song. This is unremarkable, but certainly very drinkable.
Subsequent ratings have been hit and miss. some excellent some outright bad. This is an average of those rates.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
enak (27) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2007
Pours dark brown with no to faint head. Tastes with a little malt toffee but subsiding to a mildly sour flavour. As the temperature begun to rise (8-10*) it became almost undrinkable. Disapointing.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2007
Cloudy bronze colour withthick creamy white head. Weak thin hop aroma. Coffee flavours, small hop residue hiding under the malts. mild hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2007
Poured a dark cloudy amber with a beige loosely whipped egg-white head. A thin roasted aroma with lots of dry chocolate and a touch of coffee. On tasting there is even more coffee, reminding me of those dodgy chocolate-coffee eclair lollies. A restrained bitterness dominates, resulting in a mostly uninspiring flavour sensation. A little stronger than medium bodied, with a bit too much carbonation though. Not bad, but not great - Iíll be interested in trying this on tap. (bottle marked 6.1% abv)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Muggus69 (1866) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2006
Found this in a 330ml bottle. Serving it chilled. Aroma reminds me a bit of a typical Aussie stout; plenty of mocha coffee and roasted malts in there with the tiniest off note to it. Looks quite nice with a big fluffy tan head atop a hazy dark amber body. Palate seems a bit spritzy and thin for a beer of this strength. Nutty malts dominate, with coffee, drinking chocolate and roasted malt notes. Finish is reasonably dry and moderately bitter. Seems almost like a souped-up Tooheys Old.

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