yespr (28618) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
345 mL bottle. Pours brown/amber with light brown head. Roasted ad slight mouldy aroma. Flavour is roasted sweet malt. Decent bitterness breaking the roasted malt flavour.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, yet another great tasting @ Henrik´s] Average beige thick head that mostly lasted. Fair lacework. Clear mahogany color. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, fruit, hint of floral notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter notes. Sweet roasted malty notes that linger in the finish. 18-09-2007
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 16/09/2007. 345ml bottle leftover from BrewNZ. Deep chestnut, bright, light tan head. Clean aroma of caramel and sweetened espresso. Clean again in the mouth, with a one dimensional caramel flavour and a light bitterness. Overly carbonated. Well made but pretty boring.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
345ml bottle. Dark reddish hues. Small head but faeds and looks like a glass of coke on settling. Rich deep dark malt aromas - beautiful stuff. Caramel and dark malts to the fore in a decent mouthfeel that includes dark chocolate notes. A bit tangy on the carbonation side of things but quite decent.
sinkas (265) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle at WABA Beer dinner, Applecross, WA
A nice surprise, Rich chocolaty aromas and flavours, against a nice malt back bone. really quite good.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany pour; focus in color leans toward the red end of the spectrum. Medium tan head, slow recession and miniscule lacing. Bready malts and baking chocolate comprise the bulk of a simplistic nose. Also noted are aroma of light earthy hops, lightly toasted grains, watery coffee and caramelized brown sugar. Flavor is lightly bitter and moderately sweet, relatively balanced and quite drinkable. Chocolate and roast nuances balance each other out calmly and constructively. Finishes soft and grainy, very light sweetness and hefty toast lingering for a short while. Mouthfeel is light-medium to medium bodied, smooth and supple. A good representation.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Pours black with a tan head. This is a fairly good dark lager. Chocolate sweet flavor. Milky and smooth palate. Mild roastedness. The Matilda Bay beers seem to stand out as a bit better than most.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: I really liked this. Mahogany brown with a tan head. Chocolate and savoury biscuit notes in the nose. Some ssltiness too. In the mouth I got some good, solid chocolate notes, a gentle roastiness, and some chewy bitterness back palate. All this was nicely rounded off by a lingering and warming toasty grain presence. Very nice!
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2006 This was one of the first beers that I really liked. Bloody hard to find, but with lots of flavour and nice and dark. Ten years on and it is just as enjoyable, just as hard to find, but doesn’t seem to have the depth of flavour that I remember. Maybe it’s because my horizons have expanded beyond the antipodes. With the head still hanging around this seemed to have a really healthy hoppy aroma, even reminding me of an IIPA I had recently. As the head receded the expected malt arrives, with a lot of roast (even some smokey notes), and a touch of caramel malt. Quite dry, but nowhere near the bitterness I was anticipating. A bit light in the body, but the carbonation is reasonably good allowing it to slide down pleasantly. Whilst not a world beater, it’s still a very good and satisfying beer.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2007 Borwn coloring. A smooth malty beer. One of the better Australian beers I had the pleasure of tasting. Young and Jackson Hotel, Melbourne.