ShaneJ (308) - AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Murray's Manly. Dark amber, aroma of caramel malt, cinnamon, sultanas, bit like a hot cross bin really. Flavor is sweet malt, low bitterness, spice, dried fruit. Not bad.
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Muggus69 (933) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Growler from Brewery
Clear copper body. Holds a thick white head.
Aroma of moderate intensity, spice dominates - cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, mixed peel, with a touch of tosty and caramel malts.
Medium bodied, slight slickness on the palate, moderate carbonation, well balanced if a bit leaner than I was hoping for.
Good malt sweetness upfront - toast, light caramels - almost French toast-like with cinnamon spice, amongst other. Dried fruits follow onto the finish, some typical Murrays floral/spicy hop nuances linger with a moderate bitterness and faint bready yeast note.
Pleasant spiced ale, not overdone, perhaps a bit underdone. Seems more on the sessionable end of the scale rather than decandent, where many Murrays specialties tend to be.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Archive. A bit different with lots of cinnamon and spice flavours. Poured a muddy amber wiyth not much of foam. Okay withoit being great.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Tap Nectar WEst End)Small head gives way to weak cover ruby red pour medium carbonation aromas spicy yeast cinnamon flavour some yeast sultanas cinnamon false cherries seems a flat sort of taste some chocolate an aftertaste that is sweet spicy but not exciting rather flat and one way
jonno (2014) - JAPAN - MAY 7, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Wasn’t impressed at all. From an above average brewer to turn out something that almost tasted like homebrew is almost unimaginable. A bit of spice, muddied caramel and a nothing finish.