MuddyFox99 (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The idea of a dark lager at first sounded like a bit of a joke, but this beer proved me wrong. Cannot speak highly enough of this beer. A perfect bitterness complemented by a lasting head and deep caramel colour. Brilliant execution of a difficult style to master. A must try.
mkel07 (4402) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Thick ruby brown in colour with a frothy tan head - looks great in the glass. Aroma of toffee and caramel with a hint of chocolate. Smooth with a taste of burnt chocolate. Thinner in body than it looks in the glass. Fresh feel in the mouth and overall very good.
drpimento (2532) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice beer! Poured at a good temperature with a smallish, tan head that was quick to settle and no lace. Color is a clear brown tinted ruby. Aroma is a nice blend of malt, roast, toffee, cocoa, bit of smoke, maybe hint of anise. Flavor’s like nose, tang, malt, in front, then sweet, wit roast and smoke, cocoa, toffee, caramel. Body/carbonation good. Finish is like flavor, average length, very drinkable - have to go to the hotel bar to get more or maybe nearby bottleshop if I’m lucky.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 13, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
coffe roasted malt aroma. Pours with big head. dark brown black with reddish higlights in colour. cofe flavours
winkle (477) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A huge head, deep reddish black colour, caramel malt/coffee flavour with nice roasted malt aroma. Very nice on tap, a good one.
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.
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.
omhper (21759) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Coffee aroma. Roasty with silky maltiness. Balanced sweetness. Some caramel flavour, cask character. A complex and subtle lager with a mild oaky finish.
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.
DuffMan (8167) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve tried this from the bottle and from the tap (at Brass Monkey pub on William Street in Perth), and both are excellent. Pours a near-black brown, with a rust tinge when brightly backlit. Fine creamy head that laced its way down the entire pint glass and lasted until the finish. Aromas of toasty malt, brown sugar, and maybe some chocolate. The palate is well balanced with some definite mild hop bitterness, but mostly toffee roasted maltiness with a bit of soft fruit. Really nice, drinkably flavourful until the end. Terrific!