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Brewed by Nail Brewing Australia
Style: Stout
Bassendean, WA, Australia

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Dark malts provide a coffee chocolate sweetness on the front of the palate which is balanced with Goldings hop bitterness on the back. Rolled oats provide a smooth medium body. The Flavour changes down the glass. Is top fermented and bottled conditioned (yeast sediment). 2008 Gold Medal winner, best stout packaged and draught and BEST WA BEER at 2008 Perth Royal Beer Show (PRBS). Also Gold Medal and best stout at 2008 Sydney Royal Beer Competition (SRBC), and 2009 International Beer Challenge gold medal winner.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imaragingbull (565) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle pours opaque engine oil deep black with tan head.. Diminishing. Perhaps glassware... Aromas of sweet chocolate toasted and fruity malt character. Med full body, complex malt, sickly sweet almost, creamy oats mouthfeel, mocha, chocolate, cocoa, bitter coffee bean finishing up creamy but dry, lingering roasted malts.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gramoit (346) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
On tap at Harts Pub. Not much on the nose. Flavour mostly consisted of chocolate and coffee. An ok stout, however lacks a punch. Many better stouts out there.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (380) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
A smooth taste, good beer. Could drink a few.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lliams (193) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2013
best part of this beer was the appearance. didn’t smell like much at all just kinda roasty and the flavours were just savoury and dry, touch of smoke.. expected more.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jado (437) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a solid black with a sudsy brown head. Scents of chocolate and some fruit on the subdued nose. Taste shows dark roast malt, coffee, some dark fruit, cinnamon and a little smoke. Slight mineral note at the end - which is kind of appropriate if you think about it. A decent Aussie stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Perfect beer for this wet and rainy Friday afternoon. Pours midnight black, thick like oil. Deep crackling brown crest of foam. Aromas of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Smooth and very drinkable with a long finish. Very good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (354) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours black. Subtle dark chocolate and chocolate syrup aroma. Flavour is also subtle but with a decent mouthfeel ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuffWine (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2013
People... no oats used in manufacture, read the label. Now the review: Poured deep black with thick rich brown head lasted well. Low aroma of sweet malt and light coffee. Initial taste is sweet malt followed by unami which quickly vanishes into straight black coffee. Great strong and long coffee finish. Moderate-full body, thick mouthfeel with soft yet dense carbonation. Very enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (793) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle from mane liquor. Jet black pour with a small tanned head. Not much lacing. Aroma mainly has roasted coffee and malts with some dark chocolate. Taste brings out more roasted coffee and mild bitter chocolate flavours come through as the beer warms. Goes down pretty easy but not amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2012
Oh old friend, how I’ve missed you. Good to see this one clammering back onto the shelves of good bottlo’s Australia wide. At just on cool and into a tulip it goes. Cola brown to black in the dark but of good clarity. Well conditioned, fine carbonation streams endlessly to atmosphere below the weight of a silky, creamy tannish pad of foam that daubs a thick lace. Unusual nose - though last I tried it back in the day I didn’t put much thought into aromatics. Salty brine and kelp precedes a hit of mocha and dusty chocolate, topsoil and damp wood and just a touch of cocoa butter. Creamy, soft and yet full in mouthfeel from the oats. Rather mellowing like a warming glass of bitter sweet chocolate ganache laced with a little over 18’s tipple. Seemingly salty like the nose also having an umami quality. The back end is peppery, floral and earthy amongst the chocolate malt overtones. Long in the swallow a mere continuation of the flavours of the palate. It has a subtle complexity to it that if you turn the brain off allows you to just quaff it all afternoon. Unsure whether Nail have changed the recipe or just refined this one but it is still a delicious stout. Well made! ( 33cL, 2012, Freo Doctor, Fremantle)


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