jonnyguns (886) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
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ALLOVATE (2356) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
Brenhophead (543) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice big tan head and a big roasted aroma. Flavour is quite intense for a standard stout, lots of ash and roasted coffee notes.
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 330ml bottle on 23/10/2012. Pours almost black with a small to medium tan head. Has a modest roasty, chocolatey aroma. The flavour follows suit, with milk chocolate and some roasty notes prominent. There is some moderate bitterness to balance what is a relatively sweet stout. A solid effort.
fletchfighters (1041) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Poured reddish black, settled jet black. Huge two finger mocha colored head that lasted for a good amount of time before slowly fading away. Head left big streaks of lacing. Looks like lacing from a root beer float. Excellent head retention upon swirling. Right back to two finger height.
S-- Coffee, mocha, brown sugar, roasted malts and roasted oatmeal. Faint bits of lemon citrus also come into the equation.
T-- Bitter chocolate coffee taste but not overwhelming. Reasonably smooth. Roasted malts and oats. A little bit of a lemony sweet and sourness as well.
M-- Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Very smooth and easy to savor. Halfway through the beer the lemon taste drops off and am left with Coffee, dark chocolate and soft oats. Very well done.
D-- Smooth and easy to drink.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Lovely black colour with a creamy white head. malt sweetness
upfront with a good dark malt bitterness on the finish.
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Had a few by this one! Light sweet dark malt. Not bad but a little dry. Banana aftertaste.
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Sail & Anchor. Nice black pour with a small, very dense off white head. Spotted lacing left about. Nose is predominately roasted malts with a touch of dark, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Coffee and some sweetness come out as it warms. Prickly carbonation to begin with, but as it warms it seems to dull down a little and become a touch smoother. Bitter chocolate at the forefront of the taste with strange floral/citric notes on the backend. Works rather nicely. Rather easy drinking. Decent bitterness leaves me wanting more once I’ve put the glass down. Solid but nothing special
Seb24 (6) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Personally, it is everthing I could want from a sweet oatmeal stout. The roast malts give this the feel of silk in your mouth and the sweet flavour is delicious. The addition of the Goldings hop however, prevents either of the two dominant flavours from being overwhelming at all. It lends the beer the slightest of bites after the velvety roast malts, caramel, coffee and chocolate flavours have all done their work. Easily my favourite WA beer at present and at slightly above chilled temperature on a cold day/night, it wants for nothing.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with mahogany flashes down the side of the glass. Rocky tan coloured head. Nice balanced aromas of roasted grain and espresso coffee. Slight sourness comes through as it sits in the glass and warms. Flavours show plenty of sweetness up front with loats of dark caramel. Roasted bitterness comes through near the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly oily on the tongue. Like it.