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


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (886) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2356) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (543) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (969) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1041) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
330ml bottle. Lovely black colour with a creamy white head. malt sweetness upfront with a good dark malt bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (14501) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Had a few by this one! Light sweet dark malt. Not bad but a little dry. Banana aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3009) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Seb24 (6) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2011 does not count
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2011
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.

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