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

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (21720) - , 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - 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

4.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1021) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
330ml bottle sent to me my Mulder, drank from a tulip... A dark brown body, nothing of note. The head is medium tan, about two fingers rises and leave a full finger cap for several minutes. Ok lacing... Right away I don’t get much out of this weak head so I give it a couple minutes to open up. Even as it warms, still not much comes through. The front gives off a very small bit of chocolate, a touch of smoke, then you get a weird body aroma. As bad as that sounds its not horrendous, primarily weak and boring... The taste is much stronger but the taste and mouthfeel are distracting. Its very ashy, charred ash, harsh. Some stale coffee and prunes. This is not very good... The mouthfeel is off, over-carbonated and dry is not a good combination. My first impression of Australian craft, not off to a great start. I we go up from here.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lunkie (1786) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2010
Sweet malt hop aroma. Black colour with great head and lacing. Fruit malt hop flavour with spices. Fizzy palate.Complex a bit confusing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Kook Fest tasting.
Black body with a good tan head. A nice chocolate fronted stout with a good hit of roasty coffee and a strangely floral note. And erm... that’s it. Nice enough, just doesn’t do much.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle at chris_o’s "smash Kook’s granny tasting". Alround rating: Sweet roasty maly, bit of chocolate, syrupy yet thin(that doesnt make sence), near no hop. But a nice drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sthlm (1276) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2009
[On-tap at Clancy’s Fish Pub in Fremantle] Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is somewhat weak, some chocolate and roasted malt. The roasted malt comes out more as it warms, as does a decent amount of a sweetish smell. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, a little alcohol, decent bitterness, and some unidentifiable herbal notes. Medium-thin mouthfeel, very smooth, and the finish is dry, and long, with lingering bitterness, yeast and roasted malt. Well, not the most exciting beer to drink, or rate, but it was well-crafted and I did enjoy it. Will hopefully revisit it at some point.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1909) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 19, 2009
As good as any Australian stout I have drunk in recent times. Very dark brown with a creamy orange infused head. Nose shows sweet roasted malts and a touch of dark, bitter chocolate. Aromas have good presence. Palate structure is quite soft and again the sweet roast and chocolate flavours show the way. Gets a touch fruity and almost citric in the back palate as the chocolate falls away.


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