magdalar (498) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a creamy offwhite head. Smells of chocolate, malt, hops, brown sugar. Tastes of a medium sweetness, light-medium bitterness, roast, some nuttiness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily/creamy texture. Finishes very dry and slightly bitter.
KyotoLefty (4719) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel, banana, phenols, and Belgian yeast. Sweet sugary nose with raisins and some diacetyl. Interesting for sure, and pleasant, though a bit out of whack.
jonno (2001) - JAPAN - APR 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What an odd beer - it works, but only just! Spicy, phenolic dark hoppy beer, with a noticable alcoholic vodka like note. Some vanilla as well. Some diacetyl as well apparently. I enjoyed my sampling (about 120ml) but that was more than enough for me. Thanks Jase for this one!
Brenhophead (378) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours like chocolate syrup with almost the same aroma and a beige lasting head. Has a like chocolate/espresso flavour and a warming alcohol feel. On par with 8 wired brown ale.
Davros (1473) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky dark brown with a large, lasting head.
Boths hops and roasted malt are strong on the nose; big coffee and cocoa notes alongside grapefruit, pine and peach.
Same story with the flavours, big roasty characters as mentioned in the aroma, while the hops are mostly noticeable in a big, brash bitterness. Some alcohol is noticeable, but not hot.
bluevegie (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky brown body with short off-white head. Good aroma of hops initially followed some coffee, malts come through more in the taste also the brown sugar. Easily drinkable, donít exactly pick up the alcohol, light in body with chocolate notes as well.
davidm (1772) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 330ml from Purvis. Masterpiece, great hoppy nose, with robust body. Aromas of caramel, smoke, grass, and liquorice. Sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.
DeliriumT (327) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting mash up of a good old American pale ale with a Belgian dark ale. The American pale hops dominate the nose and pallette but the Belgian malts kick in when you drink it down. Very refreshing and very interesting. If youíre a fan of the mash ups, might I suggest yeastie boysí pot kettle black
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sexual pleasure in a glass. Nutty and toasty. Some aniseed. The hops donít come through at first, but later explode, but still blends well on the palate.
gam (2654) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour small headf mild carbonation aromas chocolate vanilla spices dark fruit dried ones brown sugar earthyness the flavours dark wheat prune sultanas burnt chocolate vanilla spices nutmeg ginger pepper thyme coffee cocoa mild medium bitter the finish plenty of hop and malt spicyness morishing tastes sweetness lasting bitterr palate pleaser