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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
Formally known as the ’Smokey Bishop’, this is a regal beer, resounding with dense and lush chocolate and coffee notes. As indicated, this beer is based on the dark lagers of Munich, Germany and is, as far as the brewers are concerned, a rewarding and hedonistic beer.

Note: 4.7% in bottles, 4.9% draught.

crispi's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
crispi (107) - - SEP 6, 2012
bottle from fridge, pours dark, clear copper, with high carbonation, but little head or lacing, aromas of toffee and roasted malt. slightly sweet. not very smokey. ok.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1015) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2016
330ml bottle into shaker. Copper coloured beer with solid white head. Medium carbonation. Very very slight cocoa nose. Light body, flat mouthfeel. Finish is fruity and slightly bitter. Chocolate and sour fruit make a late appearance. Quite nice, like a cross between Tooheys Old and Kent Old.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (1972) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
Keg - Gourmet Escape, Margaret River. A clear mid-brown with a small, mostly fading beige head. Chocolate, toasty malts, earth and nuts. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation with a moderate intensity and length finish. Has refreshment factor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2015
bottle from some dan murphys in newcastle. brown with a light purple tinge; some leather in the aroma along with a bit of tinned peach; some brown sugar sweetness, light bitterness; ho hum

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HoppingHop (21) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Darkish amber / Diet-Coke color body. Maltiness is quite strong from the nose to the palate. Sweet bitter chocolate stays around a bit and leaves a clean palate. Good malty/roasty drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Doesn't tickle the nose and there is a hairline of white cap on the pour of the dark red brew. But it has a super taste that belies the start. Chocolate and tropical fruit comes through before a sharp but enticing bitterness. Be great to try draught. Not smoky. 330ml, 4.7%, 1.2std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2014
330 ml bottle pours amber with low white head. Aroma is sweet as is the taste. Caramel dry and very drinkable. Well rounded

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
What this beer lacks in appearance it makes up for in taste. Pours a fairly dark red-brown with no head or lacing. At a glance it could mistaken for a cola. It is pleasant on the nose with chocolate playing second to malt aromas. It is smooth in the mouth with low carbonation. The flavours are really well balanced with malts prominent as well as chocolate and coffee also in the mix. There is an ever so slightly bitter finish and fittingly something smokey as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - SEP 25, 2014
4.7% ABV. Pours with a nice creamy head. Col

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2014
Odd stale toffee aroma. Clear amber brown colour with no head. Warming coffee chocolate malt flavours with little to no finish. Medium body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a reddish brown with a small beige head. Immediate light cocoa and coffee aroma backed on some sweetness. Very light body, low carbonation. Stronger coffee than chocolate flavour. Quite nice, but needs a little more complexity.

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