Rosslew (320) - - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is of roast coffee beans. It is initially spicy at start but it settles down. There is a slice of licorice and chocolate but it gives way to a luxury mouthfeel that is creamy malt. Finishes bitter. Quality brew.
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floydian1 (1170) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Alehouse Project, Melbourne (2015 release). Pours matt black with a small beige head. A Russian Imperial stout with lots of rich dark chocolatey malts, dark fruits, burnt caramel, alcohol and expresso coffee on the nose and tongue. Rich creamy warming full body with a velvet smooth texture and intense flavours. Quite sweet overall. One to sip and savour.
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours jet black with a beige head. Coffee, vanilla, earth, chocolate and slight smoke on the nose. Complexity on the palate is amazing with Vanilla, raisin, dark chocolate, coffee, spice and a perfectly integrated bitterness. Flavour lingers for a very long time with plenty of alcohol warmth to carry it through. Very good stout that I can’t wait to have again.
Muggus69 (1533) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ GABS Melbourne 2015
Stoked to find this on offer at the Nail Brewing stand!
Sinister black beer, next to no head, a brown ring persists.
Deliciously rich aroma; dark chocolate, treacle, milk chocolate, dark/dried fruits.
Thick, potent, liqueur-like on body. Warming, intense, lots of espresso & dark chocolate, supported by dark vinous fruits & raisins.
Really good, falls a touch short of the best though.
Ngejo (554) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Black, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish.
Samma (128) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Catfish after a GABS session. Very well-executed RIS with dark roasted notes with some alcohol burn.
RafeAU (395) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great RIS. Rich coffee sweet and bitterness balanced, dark black thick luscious. Nice stuff.
hawthorne00 (2828) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mini growler, 14C. Black with a tan head that sticks around as a coat w spots of lace. Aroma of coffee, molasses, heavy roast, dark berries, licorice, some lighter spicy sweetmeats and floral notes. Alcohol noticeable. Smooth, oily texture. Sweet with dark berries, plums and coffee, roast and some ash come in after a while. Bitterness creeps up and the finish is dry with lingering coffee, tar and a little booze. The balance is _really_ nice though - there’s enough sweetness that it doesn’t seem over-dry or acrid, but not so much that it seems to need cleaning up. Really like that the complexities are ornaments complementary to the main themes. No newfangled hops or spirits, just a big stout with spandrels. Very good indeed.
hank37 (184) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Sail and Anchor. Generous plum and raisin/choc aromas are backed up by a lustrous, velvety mouth-feel with hits of the promised plum and choc, backed up by some toffee-like flavours and a little hint of vanilla.
mkel07 (4305) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap @ Scratch Bar as part of the Weekend of Darkness event 190714. The bottled version is one of the more expensive beers in Australia and I’m glad I was able to sample it on tap. While this is a very good beer it wasn’t worth the $10 for a $150ml glass.