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 (716) - 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.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color,small tan head that faded quickly.Lightly roasty aroma with a nice sweet side and caramel.Malty,caramel taste that is sweet and fairly carbonated,the hops are quite faint,but do manage to show up a bit better as it warms but still faint.The finish is sweet caramel.Nice brew not as great as some others but still quite good and very drinkable.Thanks to Mutant for this one.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
One of those beers that tasted a lot better a long time ago. The alcohol content has not diminished but the body and maltiness certainly has. The obvious answer to that is that the management accountants have had their say and suggested that sugar is cheaper than malted barley. Accordingly the flavour is now low in body and lacks the nuttiness and roasted chocolate that a good dunkel should have.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2003
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hmm. Notwithstanding the self-flattering description on the label, this tastes like some typical Aussie "bitter" brewed with brown sugar as the compulsory adjunct in place of standard dextrose. Not sure why they call it dogbolter, maybe it's 'cause of it's dog-cage melting abilities. Pretty lame beer. Get something else for god's sake: you'll see a whole selection down the local bottle barn...
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2003
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2003 Had this beer a while ago cos I heard that they were not going to make it anymore,found it was ok the 2nd time around not too malty.
Oakes (13426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark chestnut brown. Brown sugary, toffeeish. Light body. Some more brown sugar as it rounds out. Hmmm...these are some lousy notes here.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2003
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown color. Light chocolate and a hint of coffee in the nose. Body is thin, oily and sweet. A little hoppiness at the end saves it a little, but still comes across much too thin.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garage aroma with thin head that laces lightly. Strong coffee/caramel malts that deliver delicious flavour, sweet but not overly so, light metallic finish actually complements the deep flavours. Good drop for checking the oil, gapping the spark plugs etc...
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice heavy feel in the mouth without the bitter aftertaste normally associated.