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 (3042) - 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 (11842) - 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.
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost opaque dark brown red with large size, medium lasting beige head and some scalloped lace rings. Faint roast malt and coffee caramel aromas. Medium lightish body with pleasant refreshing carbonation. Mild roasted malt and medium sweetish black coffee flavours. Mild short bitter finish and aftertaste. My favourite from this brewer.
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not bad. Strong, nutty flavour with a lot of malt. I could do a night on it.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malt comes to the fore in both aroma and taste, unfortunately overshadowing the delicate chocolate and hint of coffee. Mildly astringent, I like my dark beers to have a fair bit more body than this one, but I’ll live with it.