Dervock (659) - Emu plains, - 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.
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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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 (1110) - 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 (14610) - 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 (2681) - 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 (11585) - 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.
joergen (23987) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at yespr.
Clear red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Fruity aroma of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of hay.
Fruity flavour of caramel and dark chocolate with notes of hay and chalk.