vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1 Oct 05 - Roasted malt and lightly hopped aroma. Clear dark brown colour, suds lacing but only an OK head. Malty vegetable fruit flavour. Medium mouthfeel, tangy hoppy finish.
omhper (20683) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy chestnut brown. Roasty malt aroma. A dryish beer dominated by roasty malt, creates strong coffeelike flavours. A careful hop rate lets the malt flavours dominate and results in low bitterness.
Lunkie (1539) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hop malt aroma. Clear red brown colour with fair head nad lacing. Malty hop flavour. Fizzy palate.
Choos (661) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: malty and some pilsener (sulphur) with mildly roasty notes. Appearance: dark brown with red highlights and a small head. Flavour: roasty, sweet and balanced by lots of hops. Palate: low carbonation (suits) with a hoppy bitter aftertaste.
highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Perhaps it doesn’t last long in the bottle, but this English strong ale from a Sydney brewpub seemed a very strange beast indeed. Poured a teak colour with a diminishing tan head. At room temperature it shows an odd aroma combination of cocoa powder, sherbet, fizzy lemon candies and dried oregano. Doesn’t quite come together. Nice creamy mouthfeel, chewy in the finish. Again the flavour seems unintegrated and peculiar. It’s phenolic and strangely minty, with a dollop of sticky date pudding, banana, faint licorice root and a slug of mouthwash. Carries its 6.7% abv well. Reminds me a little of Redoak Christmas Cheer, another eccentric Sydney beer. Not the brewpub’s best work. (630ml bottle)
caesar (5649) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy red brown color, short off-white head. Aroma of licorice, laurel, some caramel malt. Quite sweet and bitter taste, some whisky notes even. Dry and only slighly alcoholic palate. For me the best of this brewery.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown beer with a thick tan head. Sweet malty beer with a bit of spicy hop aroma. Flavour is a bit chewy, but not all that interesting. Slightly spicy, a bit herbaceous and vegetal. A touch of chicory and faint fruit. Doesn’t really come together.
IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, hearty, dark ale. Brown/copper in colour (or rich mahogany if held to the light), with a good creamy head. Lots of dark malt characteristics and a slightly bitter finish. Overall very nice, and a meal in a glass.
jgb9348 (5011) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper coloured body with a thicker tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and some light english hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Caramel flavour strong up front with prominent malt and pit fruit characteristics. Aftertaste long and sweet-the sugars stick around for a while. Overall, a nice beer-good and strong with plentiful sweetness. I sampled this pint from draught at the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel on The Rocks in Sydney, Australia on 07-June-2004.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Browny amber colour with a fairly short head. Malty caramel aroma. Fairly good strong ale, more caramel in the taste without being too much also some raisins. Just don’t be in a hurry to get served!