mkel07 (4293) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml botte from Slow Beer. Worth getting this beer just for the label never mind the beer. Yet another collaborative brew and this one pours a light back tea colour with a thinnish layer of tan foam. Spiced fruit aromas of prunes, raisins and plums are strong and invite you in to and take a drink. Big, bold and bad ass in the mouth with mouth numbing flavours and very lively on the palate. Aniseed is strong in the flavour and aftertaste.
gam (3596) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium biege head dark cla like pour soft carbonation the aromas spicy dark fruit malt dried fruit alcohol flavours cinnamon clove raisin molasses nutmeg prune gingerbread alcohol some caramel good balance the finish nice aftertastes earthyness sweetness bitter that lingers spice alcohol fruit very good brew
maneliquor (3468) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark brown with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Some ok lacing is left. Nose immediately shows some funk and smoke. Works nicely together. There’s also some citrus and funky melon. Taste shows some more smokiness and it grows throughout. Only slight sourness with melon and sweet fruits front up. Finishes very dry with warming alcohol. Very nicely done. Quality brew
bluevegie (3067) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark body with short head. Rye and peat on the aroma, a little bit of aniseed and liquorice also coming through in the taste.
hawthorne00 (2816) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 13C. Dark brown with a light tan head that soon fades to a coat. Aroma of berries, medicinal herbs, rye bread, lemon, licorice, light peat, singed grain. Quite light bodied - vacillated about whether it could do with more presence. Taste is barely sweet with smoke, sourish rye bread, bitter herbs and licorice. Peat and licorice build up in the dry finish.
Davros (2320) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark brown with a creamy off-white head.
Nose shows spicy phenols, overt citrus notes, gooseberries, pepper, doughy wheat and an almost Brett-like funky note. Later on peated malt becomes quite noticeable. Pretty wierd. Like a spicy lemonade and lime drink with brett and peated malt added.
Flavours are even more interesting. Burning leaves, faint smoked hame, spicy rye, prominent peated malt, and again, a faint citrus-like acidic note. After a few sips the peat seems to dominate, overriding everything else.
Carbonation is excessive. Nice warming alcohol though.
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at the Atticus Finch. Great cidery beer. Aromas of chocolate, apple, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with sour and bitter notes, and long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
Stew41 (1805) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Maybe a little bit saison than traditional ale but generally on the make. Funky, not crazy though, with earthy spices , aniseed, cola and some bitterness to finish. Reasonably complex but the cola laden finish comes a cross a little like a weak bourbon and coke, and a find this a little off putting. Still a pretty solid effort.
Lunkie (1560) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown colour good head and lacing. Fruitily aroma. Sour fruit cherry flavour. Smooth palate.
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highlandlad (1434) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A "Danish farmhouse ale" produced by a collaboration between Denmark’s roving Beer Here and Australia’s Moon Dog. Pretty eager to get out of the bottle - lucky I had a glass ready. Teak-brown with a surprisingly subdued head once poured. Quite Belgian under the nose, if that means anything - probably the farmhouse yeast. A bit biere de garde, a bit saison. Ginger, wheatsheaf, floral notes. All in all, very promising. Quenching palate - thinner than I expected but it suits this very well. Fascinating flavour mix - porridge, anise, cerise, peat and a bright, minty finish. Further into the bottle, the smoky flavours from the peated malt start to build in the roof of the mouth to questionable effect. This is like nothing I ever tasted before, but that’s not necessarily a recommendation. Rein in the peated malt a fraction and this could be something special. As it stands, it’s a beer that makes a great first impression but outwears its welcome long before the foot of the bottle. But as always, bravo for experimental brewing - we need more of this sort of approach. (330ml bottle from Leura Cellars.)