rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Purchased expecting a dark ale, but light flavour quickly revealed this was a lager. Tasty roast and malt flavours made it pleasant but not impressive.
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes very good. I will definately get this beer again. I enjoyed it a lot. Very decent.
StevieT (1046) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma of roasted hops. Pleasant flavour of coffee, a little thin but still quite good.
Dredd (733) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really like this, which is surprising as I have been somewhat indifferent to previous McLaren Vale beers. Nice aroma of coffee with a very strong chocolate and coffee flavour with a bit of a flabby vanilla hit mid palate. Finish is slightly drying tannins with minimal bitterness. Will be revisiting this one.
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel with some chocolate, vanilla, citrus, coffee and roasted notes. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a thin lightly roasted finish. Pretty watery. OK.
WilleLW (215) - Lund, 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 (344) - AUSTRALIA - 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 (686) - 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 (3636) - 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 (3474) - 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