mullet (849) - Melbourne, - MAY 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whilst I was drinking this beer, instead of thinking about flavours etc. I just pondered how far Australian brewing (and Mountain Goat’s bottled products) have come. I mean, it’s 650mL of 7.3% beer for $10 and it’s excellent. Take that imports. Bright hoppy aroma seems to be dominated by Citra to me, malt is soft, sweet and fluffy with not much dark malt character and the pepperberry appears mostly retronasally, though I have no idea how to describe it besides ’like that Barons pepperberry beer’. Really tasty, classy, smashable stuff. I need to get more.
Dervock (404) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours brown with lacy head. Hops, toasty malt aroma. Hops aroma follows through on the taste.
M_Sack (275) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was always going to be good. Dark brown to black pour with a creamy, long lasting head. Good lacing. Aromas of roasted malt and pepper spices alongside grassy hop notes. Spiced malt flavours lead into classic hoppy pine and citrus flavours along with a slightly resinous mouthfeel. The pepperberry is present without dominating.
madmitch76 (13350) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5th October 2012
Almost opaque dark brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Smooth palate with a crisper trailing edge. Mild minerals. Smooth and mildly creamy dark malt. Nice plummy and generic fruits. Back end is an interesting mixture of pine hops and black pepper. Finishes neutral. Very good inventive beer, unusual but in good balance.
HopRedHead (322) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a short 1cm khaki head which quickly faded. Roasted malts, peppery spices, licorice and a light perfume aroma. Taste is a very dry spice, peppers really come through. Roasty chocolate malt with a touch of orange zest. Medium body. Big beer to get through, best shared with a mate.
dEnk (3463) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ jim is jon tasting. Aroma is roasty malt, liquorice, some fruit malt. Flavour is roasty malt, fruity and herbal hops. Nice, but ipa??
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a deep dark mahogany color with a frothy tan head. The aroma is spicy with fruit. The flavour is medium to strong bitter, lots of liqourice, loads of dry spice with earthy peat. A super beer and worth bringing back from KL!
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by jmgreenuk @ Jim is John tasting. Opaque pitch black color with a small off - white to beige head. Smell malts, flowers, blossom, slightly perfume. Taste malts, slightly peppers, flowers, a hint of bitter, herbs or spices and just a bit of bitter in the end.
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the John is Jim tasting by Jmgreenuk. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is floral, perfume, pepper, gravy, roasted malt, licorice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared courtesy of JMGreenUK.
Thick tan head. Clear black pour. Lovely beer.
Vaiz (3143) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ABC Beers Jim=John tasting. Dark brown pour, foamy off-white head. Aroma full of fresh hops, chocolate, ripe fruits, licorice, caramel, sweaty hops, floral hops. Flavor is sweet, roasty, floral and roasty. Nice brew, well balanced.