ComradeK (1081) - Sydney, - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby chestnut, with a smallish off-white head, which does not last too well, but does leave very good lacing. Leafy, herbal hops, Turkish coffee, dark chocolate and some floral notes make up the aroma. Floral and herbal hops up front lead into dark chocolate and thick Turkish coffee. There is a kick of resin hops and espresso in the finish, which leaves a lingering rich and dark aftertaste. This is a very good brown ale indeed, with just the right balance of hops and malty sweetness.
Pyobon (1220) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Clear mid brown with deep red hue, slight tan head. Nice aroma - notes of chocolate, toast and hints of toffee. Medium body with plenty of soft carbonation. Nice taste - toasted malt, chocolate, some pleasant bitterness in finish. Very nice dark ale.
richlamb (14) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
There’s no US character in this beer, but as an English brown its not bad. The aroma had no hops, but quite a nice malty chocolate.
Flavour very well balanced with appropriate carbonation, but a touch of astringency in the finish.
Nice with a chicken roll for lunch.
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great brew for winter. Dark as stout but definitely an Ale. Roasted barley, hint of caramel but great on nose. But the taste has a berry element. Even slight rum. Good job. 330ml, 1.3std drinks, 5%.
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Dervock (723) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Pours deep deep ruby with an off white head. Roasty toasty malt, a touch of leather and perhaps a hint of cherries. Very smooth, really well balanced, slight sweetness upfront then a gradual dry roast malt bitterness with a hoppy note in there too. Only thing against it is it might be a bit thin, but still very very drinkable.
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity and hoppy aroma. Dark nearly black colour with good head. Very nice coffe and chocolate flavor up front with a nice finish. Medium body with good warmth and low carbonation.
StevieT (1241) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown, thin off white head, mild coffee aroma and rich chocolate flavours. Good stuff, very drinkable.
Bathory (458) - Bryne, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown colour, with a nice big head that stays quite a while. Lot of roasted malts in the aroma, togwther with dark chocolate and light touches of toffee. Flavour is spruce, coffee, light smokey touches and a earthy feel. A tad watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation and a rather light body. An okey beer, minus on the palate.
Theis (14791) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Yespr’s - Thanks. Clear brown - offwhite head. Roasted, nutty, dryness, roasted ,charcoal notes, some bitterness, breadish, light choolate notes.
ALLOVATE (2769) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby hued cola brown in colour, shimmering in the lights. Low, wafer thin off-white pad persists. Smoky, roasted grain, timber and dusty, barnyard notes are prominent on the nose, as some burnt coffee beans and a hint of nettles. All the hallmarks of a classic Schwarzbier on display here. Rich, burnt malts, bitter roasted coffee bean and dark chocolate, biscuity Munich malts, a light scattering of earthy hops that last long into the finish. Well rounded, mouthfilling flavour. The body little more than light but its presence is that of something bigger. I really enjoyed this one. Could be a new choice for session beer if it was more readily available. Delicious! (33cL, BB 17/04/14 Liquor Baron’s Ocean Reef)
Pinball (11736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
clear dark brown, small brown head. malty aroma, roasted malty, mild. flavor is caramel, coffee, chocolate, bitter toffee. very special, but i don’t like bitter toffee.