Muggus69 (2104) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle from Booze Bud.
Brown body, holds a creamy tan head.
Malty aroma - roast nuts, dark toffee & brown sugar, burnt toast, licorice, touch of dark fruit.
Smooth body, full, chewy, substantial, lowish carbonation contributes in its own way.
Palate reveals toffee, pecan, walnut, cocoa, brown sugar with plummy undertones. Moderate bitterness, smooth finish.
Lovely brown beer
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a brown color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty caramel aroma. Roasted malty caramel flavor with weak hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty caramel and chocolate finish.
GuideDogSaint (1183) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Kerry Hotel Beer Festival on 26 June. Pours brown with a thin beige head. Aroma of chocolate taste of chocolate bittersweet finish.
Marc280 (46) - - MAY 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brown/deep red colour. I don’t get the coffee aroma suggested in the bottle, but a nice brown sugar and raisin aroma. Full bodied, with a nutty toffee and raisin taste. Great beer and I want to drink more!
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TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle into glass. Nose is chocolate, malt, fruit. Opaque brown beer with thin film on top. Light and fizzy in the mouth. Finish is bitter with late dark chocolate and even later fruit. Very ’adult’ brown ale.
KeefOz (1533) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a nearly clear mid-brown colour with a one-finger light tan foamy head that retained well but didn’t lace. Carbonation low and medium sized bubbles. Aroma strongly of chocolate. Taste of strong sweet chocolate but no real bitterness. Light body, a bit thin. Smooth and creamy with chocolate on the finish.
HopMagnet (17) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle, Beerbud Advent pack. Dark chocolate brown with short foamy head. Lifted caramel, brown sugar and coffee aromas. Long soft palate, more coffee and caramel together with hazelnut. Slightly soapy, soft gentle finish. Decent style and flavour.
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk from bottle. Upfront nuttiness and roasted malt along with hints of smokey charcoal. Long finish with bitterness coming to the fore followed by a nice chocolate ending.
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varanid99 (1006) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a thin tan head. Burnt sugar, coffee, a little dark fruit on the nose. Taste is toffee, a little coffee and Arnotts milk coffee biscuits, a little bit of dryness and bitterness at the end.
delorean12 (7) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
That’s what I’m talking about. Aroma immediately brings coffee to the fore. Lovely brown ale. Full bodied with toffee and brown sugar overtones. Wouldn’t drink to many but that to me adds value to the overall character.