StevieT (995) - - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper coloured, thick head, mild smoke flavour, interesting. I’ll drink it again for sure.
mkel07 (4301) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive. Looks great when poured into a glass. Deep foam above a toffee caramel coloured beer. Malty sweetness in the aroma with a full mouthfeel.
gnoff (8746) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Matilda Bay Brewery, Port Melbourne, Melbourne, on July 31, 2013.
Also said "AC3 India Red Ale".
Clear copper to brown color, tan head. Sweet, bitter, herbal, resin taste. Resin aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium mbitterness. Warming alcohol. Sweet, malty, alcohol scent.
Didn’t get any smoked notes, though didn’t look for it either.
Davros (2323) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows lots of sweet darker malt. Bready and toasty notes with big melanoidin sweetness.
Different flavours, a lot less sweet, although some of the bready malt remains. Some earthy hops present themselves followed by an assertive but balanced bitterness.
Too much carbonation.
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hop spice pepper malt aroma. Clear deep amber colour with poor head and lacing. Caramel malt hop pepper spice flavour. Smooth palate.
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gam (3600) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
small head reddish brown pour mild carbonation aromas citrus smoke the flavours floral like grapefruit spiciness medium bitter good sweetness caramel taste somewhat strange ale left me in two minds on flavour the finish no rye but very dull really not a lot there spice malt and hop is balanced but an uninspiring ale
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at mountain goat dark red nice hoppy aroma great taste vvery good give me more
hawthorne00 (2826) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 11C. Clear reddish amber with a cream head. Aroma of toffee, raisins, orange zest, white pepper, a whiff of smoke. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Sweet, but perhaps not as sweet as suggested by the aroma with singed toffee and some dried fruit. A bit empty where it might have been rich. The citrus gets lost. Firm bitterness. Slightly peppery and smoky at the end. Didn’t do much for me.