Rangi (670) - - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2014 21/10/2014 first time Iíve had to relate a beer because it has everything that was missing last time rated. This time round it is smooth, full flavoured, really pleasant chocolate toasty malty notes. Itís a great beer this time round. Wondering if th huge difference is because this one is tap not bottle? Very good and worth a re-rate
22/9/2012There are parts of this I enjoy others I really really donít. Its more than a wee bit thin for me. There is no head or carbonation it seems flat and even though there is a nice roasty malt, chocolate after taste it is missing that rich in depth roasty maltieness that is nice with a brown ale. Not sure what all the hops are contributing but not really getting it. The ABV is nice enough though, bought as a night cap and thats what it is doing.
CacheManyHose (576) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank w Matt after buying our mattress/first H Core trial class. Cloudy brown-red with beige fizzy fine head. Smells of nutty brown ale, moderate yeast and spice, cinnamon, slightly musty fermented fruit (plum, apple, pear) and faint raisin and chocolate. Taste is spice and lemon, moderate to heavy bitterness, some bready malt. Body is bitter, oily, frothier finish.
HKdIPA (659) - HONG KONG - JUN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewcraft at new apt. Hazy cola brown with thin white head. Aroma isn't too strong - some nuttiness, some pine bitterness. Taste follows - some nutty malt, bitter resin bite, alcohol on the finish. Rich palate. Not bad at all but not as interesting maybe as I expected.
colui72 (635) - HONG KONG - JUN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown with a thin cream head. Beautiful aroma of malts, citrus and hops. Taste itís a beautiful blends of an IPA and a brown ale: citrus and caramel, roasted malts and hops. Not too boozy, medium bodied, medium carbonation. Good ale!
wilza320 (23) - - MAY 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, poured a deep brown with a slightly tan head that did dissipate fairly quickly. Some roasty aroma mixed with a pleasant hop bitterness and yeast esters coming through. Super smooth and delicious on a cold day
ANZUShophunter (273) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle in snifter at Fitz and Potts, Nundah. Pours deep brown with tan head and has chocolate malt and citrus hops on the nose. Rich taste from the malt and yeast profile that blends nicely into a smooth bitter finish. A very nice brew from the dark side of the Moon.
mrjez (440) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with only a tiny light tan head but some nice lacing. Plenty of chocolate wheat up front in the aroma, Belgian yeast poking through, brown sugar, brown bread. Flavour gives a sharp roasted malt note, coffee, slightly burnt, bitter chocolate. Much more porter or stout than brown ale. Medium-bodied, low carbonation, medium bitterness, coats the mouth. Very nice overall.
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, verging on black with a frothy cappuccino coloured head and heavy lacing. Dark caramel, chocolate, dark brown sugar, toasty malt and citrus hop aromas. Immediate citrus, grapefruit and resin flavours provide solid bitterness, which is well balanced by chocolate and roasted malts. Delicious beer, with the flavour of the hops being showcased without cloying bitterness detracting due to the huge malt bill.
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motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from the prince of wales in newcastle. dark brown, murky with a frothy brown head; plenty of rye bread dough in the aroma along with a bit of over-ripe banana, cocoa powder, sherbet; slightly gluggy texture; somewhat salty, hinting at a touch of smoked malt with some caramel, decent bitterness; curious at the very least
Muggus69 (2035) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle from Slowbeer.
I must confess, Iíd tried this beer last week at the brewery itself, but there was one sitting in the fridge awaiting rating - so I digress.
Looks the goods - deep brown, inch of dense tan head hangs around, leaving good lace.
Nose is quite intense - spicy, grassy, woody, passionfruity, lemony hops, rich dark caramels, biscuit, touch of roast nuttiness.
Body is chewy, somewhat creamy, rather sumptuous without being overly rich, moderate carbonation.
Punches a bit harder on the body - chocolatey, biscuity, toasted nutty, dark caramel malts lay the foundation for resiny, grassy, spicy, citrus hops. Lots of bitterness, lots of structure, some fruity ester undertones there too. Heaps going on, heaps to enjoy - that 8% abv goes completely unnoticed!
Fantastic stuff, these guys are insane but they brew some amazing beers!
Theodopilos (68) - - AUG 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2 bottles from the wine emporium Brisbane,in a glass this looks like a stout, I can smell whisky aromas and whisky flavours, excellent lacing, this is a bloody shit hot beer