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.
davidm (1916) - 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.
Pyobon (852) - 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.
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.
madquacker (1012) - 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.
shaunfield (51) - 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.
alang51 (34) - 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.
vinhol (164) - 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
Dredd (678) - 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.
StevieT (314) - 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.