ShaneJ (383) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dark copper/red, thin off-white head, sweet toffee apple and caramel aroma, some alcohol evident, taste is more sweet toffee, oak, some yeast, fruity, passionfruit hops, nice medium bitterness, slick, oily texture. Loved it!
Niksko (242) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darkish amber with a sudsy head.
Nose is sweet, caramel, toffee, a little floral hop and pineapple.
Flavour is lovely and sweet, with lots of toffee, some calvados from those barrels, vanillia, slightly yeasty,
Body is medium to full and slightly sticky.
ALLOVATE (2263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter it settles a misty, ruddy chestnut with a small amount of undissolved yeast on the base. Little carbonation and little head retention. Nose has hints of boozy, Calvados soaked raisins (nose tickling stuff!), mace-like spice, toffee brittle, damp lumber, apple cider vinegar and grainy, dark malts. Quite bitter upon first taste which is unexpected. Body is lighter than anticipated which an oily feel to it. Big lot of warmth in the bitter, burnt fruit and wood finish. Quite vinous and there is a hint of creaming soda and toffee apple left lingering on the palate from the Calvados barrel-ageing. I reckon a little wild yeast is at play as it shyly hairy and funky in back. Roasted malt dominates the front of the palate, and overall it is quit dry for the length. Nice balance with nothing on the extreme. Quite a nice slow-sipper! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Brenhophead (510) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle. Pours deep cloudy amber with a small off white head and a very zesty/funky aroma. Lots of caramel mixed in with the vanilla/whisky hint from the barrel and the zest fruity flavour from NS hops and trappist yeast give it a distinct toffee apple flavour, wow!
gam (3006) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small off white head dark amber pour medium carbonation aromas sickly sugar floral note toffee richness caramel honey the flavours hoppy citrus grapefruit pine caramel toffee sugary notes honey smooth well balanced ale medium bitter floral touch the finish excellent amber with the good extras flavours smooth well put together nice balance bitter sweet and floral touch lingers good ale
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with a small white head.
Nose shows tart green apples, caramel, soft booze, french oak, toffee, lychee, passion fruit. Pretty awesome.
Flavours don’t quite match up, some caramel, apple, cardboard-like grainy malt and booze. Finishes quite harsh with a fair bit of booze.
Needs more carbonation, very low at the moment.
hawthorne00 (2206) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a small off-white head that lasts very well. Aroma is of toffee apples, mild funk, some alcohol. Medium bodied. Taste is sweet with a big Calvados finish that’s rumblingly warm. The beer gets a little overwhelmed here, but there’s toffee, a little funk and a fair bit of bitterness too. Too much like a beer cocktail for my tastes, but it’s fun and done well.
Sevenlee (1153) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber colour. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, hints of fruit and woody notes. Taste is medium to high sweet leading to a sweet sticky finish with some fruity and woody notes. Awesome! Pretty much my favourite Australian brewery.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Archive. Thin wispy head, reddish copper colour with a sweet flavour. Thin bodied.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love these guys; they are so crazy with their ideas and the different barrels they try out. This was another solid beer from the boys. Looks magnificent, not much on the nose, and a nice taste - not too much apple but good chewy toffee maltiness - great balance. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Nice.