grant60 (185) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not bad at all, very roasty and flavoursome. some bitterness at the end and quite fizzy.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 This is good shit. Despite the rant on the label about the complexity yielded from the use of 5 different malts, all I got was a really burnt chocolate taste which is fuckin fine by me. For all those Aussies tryin to decide on a new sixy from the Marly bottle-o --- its like Tooheys old taken to its logical conclusion (i.e. actually using dark malts for flavour) mixed with whatever motor oil CUB add to Sheaf Stout: wicked!!! It went down well nice after toking on a mad spliff too.
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - JAN 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heady floral aroma of lilac soap, (just like grannies fave). I may have had a dud cos this beer had no head and very low carbonation. Beautiful roasty malt flavour, biscuity, leatherwood. Will try again despite it’s flatness.
omhper (19803) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Black with beige head. Roasty, malty and sweet Well rounded mouthfeel, notes of licorice, and pleasant bitter finish. Very enjoyable!
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 20, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Opaque read brown under a small mid-beige short lasting head. Very faint roasted malt and hint of floral perfumed soap aroma. Mild reasonably lively body. Nice’n roasted malty grainy and hint of smoked flavour. Mild bitter sweet finish and aftertaste. A pity the aroma was so faint.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black, definate black malt flavour and aroma, biscuity on the tongue, enough hoppy flavours to keep you interested.
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 9, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
fairly drinkable. good body, enough bitterness to keep you interested
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, pretty deep black in colour, very burnt ashtray flavour, but quite thin, still enjoyable, the hops always remain in the background, and the malt isn’t too well pronounced, decent.
RoundTHEworld99 (3) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2002 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yummy black. Even though I’m more likely to have an ALT or Pilsener. Something else...
doctor (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic dark beer. The coffee aftertaste can get a bit much after five of them. I’d still go out of my way to get one though.