beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 6, 2007
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy bronze colour withthick creamy white head. Weak thin hop aroma. Coffee flavours, small hop residue hiding under the malts. mild hop bitterness.
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 - I’ll be interested in trying this on tap. (bottle marked 6.1% abv)
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark amber to light brown with a thick ivory head. Strong chocolate aroma. A mild roasted flavor and a milk chocolate taste. This beer seemed way way stronger than the 6.9% ABV posted on the bar board. Easily, this was the best beer made here.
Stew41 (1930) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 10, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt driven amber ale style. Lightish chocolate tan in colour. Reasonably fizzy palate keeps the weight surprisingly light for a 6.7% beer. Malty chocolate notes come across the palate really well. Very appealing. Best of the marque in my opinion.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice brown. Smooth and malty but nothing to distinguish it. The best part is the Lord Nelson Brewery pub itself. Made for a good end to a walk in Sydney.
vanvenlo (1773) - 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 (23428) - 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 (1813) - 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 (729) - 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.