gam (3061) - 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 (2781) - 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
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Burnt copper to red in colour with a small level foam head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of fruitiness. Refreshing and enjoyable with a crisp finish. The best of that Vale beers so far.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at the Local Taphouse (St Kilda). Nice enough, but a little thin and grainy.
hawthorne00 (2252) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, grass, mild spices. Sweet with caramel, some nuts, modest spicy bitterness that hangs around a bit. Not much life in the mouthfeel. Not my sort of thing but OK.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the courthouse. Very well balanced. Aromas of nuts, cola, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.
Stew41 (1662) - 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.
Sevenlee (1194) - 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.
vanvenlo (1152) - 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.
madquacker (1019) - 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.