Stew41 (1580) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 Edition. Not as souped up (vs. the standard) as the label would have you believe but still a very solid beer. Plenty of pretty sweet malt character (coffee and toffee) and a decent hop firmness in the back palate. Very accessible to many palates and indeed a good intro to upmarket craft beer.
Davros (1515) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with an off-white small head.
Nose shows lots of peach and passionfruit hops along with more tropical fruit. Underneath is rich caramel malt.
Similar flavours but more malty, with a little alcohol showing and a soft bitterness.
Carbonation is a little high.
Lunkie (1208) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet hop caramel hop aroma. Murky red brown colour with great head and lacing. Sweet malt caramel hop flavour. Smooth palate.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with decent cream coloured head. Big sweet malty aromas of caramel and light toffee. Some resiny hops coming through in support. Flavours are overall quite sweet with the hop bitterness only kicking in on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly out of balance but a nice beer all the same.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. As "Rare Breed Double Hightail" 7.2%. Pours slightly hazy coppery orange with a creamy beige head that lasts. Aroma is quite malty, fruity, sweet and spicy, with hints of toffee, orange, apricot, grapefruit, yeast and ginger. Flavour is similar but with more fruit including passionfruit, grape, cantaloupe and apple. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a lingering sweet, slightly spicy finish. Fairly nice in small amounts but is quite rich and by the end of a 650ml bottle, it starts to get a bit heavy.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at local tahpouse darlo. quite different to the regular hightail. a lot more hopped up with a thicker malt and an overall better mouthfeel
Dredd (639) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is very dark amber with big long lasting tan head. Aroma is citrusy hoppy goodness which is similar to the initial taste which is citrus which leads to good bready maltiness and a nice lasting hopfinish. Contains the 7.2% really well.
bmeup (476) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber brown. Thin head that disappears. Sweet, lots of caramel,toffee and sweet raisins. Slightly roasted flavours of toffee and caramel malts in heaps. Bitterness is there but overpowered by sweetness.
Jade (385) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkish brown with minimal head. Nutty, roasted aroma. Pleasant. Highly bitter and oaky - nice.
snuffla (155) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peachy hop notes with a toffee backbone and a little hint of something alcoholic on the nose, maybe a smidge of speyside malt.
Biscuit gives way to some big liquorice flavours to taste and some more poached peach to finish. Maybe a little bit thin for the alcohol, but a nice brisk more-ish-ness that keeps you sipping.