WilleLW (127) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black coloured beer with a tan crispy head. Aroma of roasted malt with notes of chocolate. Taste of chocolate with roasted malts. Although with a flat finish. But with some after-taste of roasted malts. Quite simple taste with some sweetness. Probably one of the best dark lagers I have tried so far.
vinhol (25) - - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle with best before date 24.11.12 but looks great aroma a little off but tastes great nice malty taste I might try a get a fresh one
jdpeebs (636) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had on tap at the Union Hotel at Newtown. A nice dark lager. Pleasing malt characteristics without being too intense.
gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark red brown pour small biege head medium carbonation aromas chocolate dark roasted tones caramel nuttiness flavours are chocolate mild bitter vanilla fruit dark taste caramel grittyness the finish main aftertasteschocolate morishing caramel sweetness earthy tones fruit sweet and gritty good on palate not bad
maneliquor (1552) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. I actually didn’t mind this at all. Like a less in your face roasty version of Tooheys Old. Flavours work well and comes across very easy and straight forward which I think is the idea for these guys
madquacker (949) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany with oak, coffee, chocolate and some sweetness. A mildish black beer and alot of length.
vanvenlo (914) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
18-Feb-12 (Vintage Cellars Ashburton)- Light roast sweet malt and stale hop Pride of Ringwood hops aroma. Flat head, poor lacing an medium dark brown colour. Sweetish light choc roast malt. Light bitter cloying stale finish and light choc aftertaste.
alang51 (20) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice aroma. Roast, toffee overtones. All in all a tidy effort, not as good as another South Australian which is one of my favs - Pepperjack.
Pyobon (728) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 (bottle) Poured clear dark amber / red with no head. Lovely aroma that developed over time, starting with floral and perfume notes evolving to a toffee / candy with hints of fruit (passionfruit?). Light body, well carbonated. Flavour has a nice balance of richer sweeter tastes like toffee and raisins with clearer cleaner refreshing notes. There is a little pleasant bitterness in the finish. Overall it is very quaffable beer, with a nice balance.
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
They have got this right to the extent its got some hop impact and thus consistent with the American style. Roast is a little sweet but no depth or real impact. So, part from the bitterness, which got me in the right frame of mind, there’s not really much else to this beer.