hawthorne00 (2942) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, label says 7.2% ABV. Cloudy copper with a large light beige head. Lots of tiny bubbles. Powerful aroma of grapefruit, flowers, ripe nectarines, pine, toffee, earth. Somewhat syrupy mouthfeel. Lots of rich toffee overshadows the pears, dried fruit and nectarines and is followed by piney bitterness. It’s quite bitter, but not so much so as to quite dry out the finish. There’s a bit of alcohol burn there too. Second sedimenty pour softened the plain richness of the toffee a bit. Given what I like about normal Hightail is the lightness and liveliness of the texture I was a bit surprised how much I liked this.
gam (3681) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good head above medium ibu rich dark amber pour aroma tropical citrus fruit caramel floral notes flavor passionfruit smooth bitter grapefruit caramel nutty taste sweet and bitter taste on a par in this ale finish citrus flavours passionfruit sweet malt bitter aftertaste not bad
Lunkie (1616) - 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.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep burnt copper colour with a small off white head. Quickly dissapears and leaves some very good lacing. Nice nose on it. A mix of floral hops, grapefruit, and a nice roasted caramel malt backdrop. Has a good mouthfeel. Floral hops with a big toffee flavour throughout. Has a fairly nice malt backbone. Pretty decent overrall, although when I have an outstanding beer i usually have a feeling of completion and this doesn’t quite do it for me. Was still fairly happy with it considering their hightail is pretty average
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.
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery, wow and wow, this beer was really pushing the boundries of the original beer, but not totally succesful. although i enjoyed this beer i could drink a heap of them, and thats a big thing for me to say...
gerod42 (7) - Melbourne, Arizona, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2007 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
This Copper Colored Brew is a great blend of a pale ale and a bock. Great Beer!
bluevegie (3068) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was hoping to try this at the brewery after the brewery tour but they didn’t have it so popped back to the Taphouse to try it. Amber body with a creamy head. Malty aroma, hints of raisins and alcohol in the taste but a little chewy. Thought this was good.
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.
snuffla (156) - 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.