vinhol (195) - - 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
Jado (440) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear but dark mahogany brown with brick red highlights and a small tan head. Aromas of soft fruit (like stewed apple or pear), Cocoa powder, and touches of lemon and flowers. The taste lets it down a little - the fruit is still there but the chocolate note seemed to disappear altogether. Virtually no bitterness, though a slightly grassy hop element comes through. Clean finish with a light fruity aftertaste. Not bad at all.
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lovely lovely lager. quite enjoyed it. would buy again. love the label of vale beers, they look welcoming.
Choos (564) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: light malt and a hint of chocolate
App: cola brown, clear with a small tan head
Palate: thin and finishes long hop bitterness
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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 (58) - 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 (399) - 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 (685) - 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 (1203) - 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 (166) - 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.