SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee and Chocolate all the way, Heavy aroma, big cream colored head, no lacing clear but very dark red body, almost black.
Maybe a touch thin in palate flavour is lacking any real balance with the malt. Still it is a nice glass full of malt.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Loved it. Has that nice chocolate/caramely nose to it. Comes in with a whack of toffee malty flavor that is balanced nicely with just enough bitterness. head retention was fair to poor. Poured to a very deep brown and a coarsely beaded head.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red-brown, with ruby highlights. Nice off white head. Light chocolate / coffee aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth though slightly lacking for my tastes. Sweet though balanced chocolate flavours with a touch of roast in the finish. Not bad, almost like a tamed down bock.
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
quite sweet, thin but expected from this style of beer. not the worst ive tried. A better choice for this style would be Old Bastard from St Ives in Tas (unfortunately missing from ratebeer).
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2004
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
floral hop and sweet malt aroma.
pale brown with small rocky head.
sweet floral hops with lightly sweet malty flavour.
I was expecting alot more from this beer, I guess the matilda bay crew have been screwing with things again..
vanvenlo (1220) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5 May 2004 - Burnt fruit coffee aroma. Deep red-brown colour, small nice frilly lacing. Hoppy bitter roasted malt. Pleasant easy drinking gentle malt tastes, with a hint of fruit. Needs to be a bit thicker for mouthfeel.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was once one of my Top 3 fave brews. But things have changed, due to the change of the way of how they brew this. Still a worthwhile beer, but not as nearly as good as the original recipe. Dark Brown/Reddish colouring with a nice thick head with a caramello, malty finish.
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma coffee and toasted prunes. Appearance, smallish offwhite quickly diminishing head that leaves great lacing. Dark cola (brown with reddish highlights) and completely clear. Flavour strong mochery notes with noticeable hop bitterness and caramalised suger. Drinks clean. Palate is a bit thin but drinks nicely.
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A smooth, rich, dark lager from the Redback crew. A very tasty change for your next get-together. Surprise your uneducated freinds.
Dredd (687) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice take on the dark lager concept which is a bit of a novelty in Australia. Quite bitter/hoppy with a dark malt aftertaste. This is quite nice but perhaps a fraction to bitter which unbalances.