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Brewed by Nail Brewing Australia
Style: Brown Ale
Bassendean, WA, Australia

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.77/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Very limited 2013 release.


Rosslew's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rosslew (303) - - MAR 11, 2014
The nose picks up coffee, toast, burnt sugar, nuts and yeast. Chocolate on the tongue. Gives a reminder of rich Christmas pudding in taste. Beautifully complemented by a port-like touch. Heads stays thick and creamy. Can detect the alcohol but not detrimental. Is better after bottle opened 10 minutes. Classy effort. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cam_Dynamite (79) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Bottle. Looks very cola-like on pouring. Settles a nice blackish with a small ghost-like White head. Aroma is very nutty. Chocolate and iced coffee. Taste is very much chocolate but without being to sweet which I like. Great representation of the style. Dig.

3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swannycellars (18) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2015
330ML from the first release. Deep brown with a tiny beige head which disappears quickly. Aroma is prune and spice (xmas cakey). Tastes are brandy, nuts, choc, sweet vanilla, cinnamon and light bitterness to finish. Little bit boozey but holds 8 well. Like fruit and nut chocolate. Yum

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1401) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2015
330mL bottle from Beer Cartel Brewed 7.6.14 Rather attractive looking beer - deep mahogany body, holds a small tight tan head. Nose is subdued, yet rich & complex; roast/burnt nuts and toast, cocoa, molasses, dark grain bread, black plums, prunes & dried fruits. Full rich body without being too boozy or cloying. Low carbonation, syrupy texture. Body reveals layers of roast nuts, meat, toast, cocoa, dark fruits. Finishes moderately bitter, relatively dry. Big tasty brown ale - can’t ask for much more from a traditional brown.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (145) - - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is boozy mixed with brown sugar, coffee, vanilla and chocolate with slight citrus and toast. Mouthfeel is medium to full body with low carbonation. Taste is robust and bitter with lots of chocolate and roasty notes. There's slight vanilla sweetness that comes through as well. Enjoyed this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (308) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 330 ml bottle. Pour is dark brown with thin head. Nose is sweet malt, raisin, alcohol. Flavour similar, roasty bitter chocolate finish with alcohol warmth. Really excellent. Another good one from Nail.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (2197) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (754) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2014
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!

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1537) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
Burnt caramel ashtray aroma. Clear deep amber brown colour great head and lacing. Malt ashtray smokey flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1396) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (894) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
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!


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