Davros (2041) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a large head.
Nose shows bready and toasty malt along with a hint of banana.
Flavours include nutty, bready and toasty malt with some brown sugar, more banana and sharp booze.
beer-yum (602) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Restrained aroma is in contrast to the deep black colour and a sweet malt-forward flavour.A delicious beer that hides it’s strength with ease only gets better as it gets warmer. What’s not to like!
Lunkie (1473) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Burnt caramel ashtray aroma. Clear deep amber brown colour great head and lacing. Malt ashtray smokey flavour. Smooth lingering palate.
vanvenlo (1319) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer Deluxe ontap (19-Sep-2014) Choc biscuit aroma.Dark brown colour, nice head&sheet lace.Choc roast malt, spirit plum liquorice flavour.Crisp spice choc dry finish&spice choc caramel aftertaste.
StevieT (741) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours a very dark brown, very thick with a tiny cream head, very smooth with chocolate and coffee flavours, mild roasted aroma, only a hint of the hops. I love this!
Jado (575) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with brick-red highlights at the edges and a frothy but subsiding cream head. Aromas are fairly subdued but there’s some cocoa powder, raisins and caramel coming through. Taste is much fuller, with rich toffee, stewed fruit, coffee and vanilla. Lingering spicy finish.
hank37 (111) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really, really good. A spicy, peppery nose with hits of mocha yields to a symphony of licorice, leather, coffee and chocolate on the taste front. A lower carbonation brings out it’s lustrous and thick mouth-feel and leaves a perfectly balanced boozy/chocolate taste lingering.
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from The Wine Emporium December 2013. Big bold brown ale with a thick full body. Quite malty with a long finish. Nice.
stoutnick (622) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Aroma is definitely muted - some dark malt coming out. Taste is full bodied and rich. Nice toffee flavours rising out. This is a big brown ale. Molasses and roasted tones. Good stuff.
Maris (1026) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 13/8/2014. Pours a dark cola colour with a medium off white head. The aroma features some caramel, stewed fruits and some basement notes out of the glass. Take a sip and there’s lots of sweet dark fruit (plums, prunes), caramel and chocolate, with a slightly sharp, boozy bitterness at the back. It has a rich, sticky palate and relatively lively carbonation. This is solid and enjoyable but not overly complex, and simply not in the same class as the Nail Imperial Porter I downed last night.