Dredd (690) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At times I wonder if it is hard to make a bad stout. This is a nice, well made stout, but at the same time is it really pushing the boundaries? It pours nice with a nice chocoloate brown colour with mocha head. Aroma is a mix of chocolate, coffee and perhaps a touch of vegemite. Flavour is a mix of the aforementioned aroma’s with dominance of the chocolate element. Bitterness is nice but as Chris points out is slightly astringent. Nice but there are better ones out there IMHO.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured black with substantial mocha coloured head. Aromas are dominated by milky coffee and bitter chocolate, however a substanital amount of dark berries and sweet malt are present. Palate is super smooth, more milky coffee and bitter chocolate transfer to to the palate. Finish brings some sligtly astringent bitterness, i’d say more from the dark malts than the hops. Sweet malt makes another appearance in the back palate to balance out the dark, bitter malt. Very enjoyable, but i don’t quite see what all the fuss is about...The 3.4 average tells me that most are in agreeance.
TinyTim (25) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black in colour, with a decent head. Smooth and malty favour, very well balanced. I cant say much more than I like this stout, it is very drinkable.
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 A freind on east coast described it nicely=
What a great beer - smooth creamy texture, just sweet enough to balance the roast - but not roasted to effect the drinkability - not burnt or tar like and clean finish - comments on improvement - maybe look at hop blend to help clean up a slight harsh after bitterness - but minor points in a beer worthy of the gold medal.
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Carlisle Cellars
Big bold and roasty, some chocolate notes, very drinkable.
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A biege head good colour,medium size,very dark stout,carbonation seems slightly rapid.Aroma malty,coffee,chocolate, roast smells.Flavour roasted fresh taste of coffee more than chocolate,oat and milk aroma.Malt taste is good,a mellow smooth slight bitter stout.Finish full flavours,bitter roasted.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ah the fabled nail stout. Tastes a lot more like a robust porter - lots of chocolate malt and crystal malt flavour, as well as a tarry sam smith taddy porter sort of flavour - which is good. nice licorice/spicy bitter finish, with plenty of body. overall impression is quite sweet and thick in the mouth, a chewy beer. not a bad beer at all, almost lives up to the hype!
BigMouth (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great stout. WA breweries have some great stouts and porters. Nitrogenated, Chocolate, caramel and coffee notes. Havent had it for a long time. Making me thirsty.
PintTester (11) - USA - APR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I like stouts and Nail Stout is a top drop. Cant get it in many places though. Has a coffee chocolate taste.
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep Black Colouring with small tan head. Chocolate Cookie Aroma with a Moca(? - Chocolate & Coffee), roasty and bitter taste. A stout well worth the drink.