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


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TinyTim (25) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 21, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Spesh1 (45) - , AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2008
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sinkas (291) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2008
Bottle, Carlisle Cellars Big bold and roasty, some chocolate notes, very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3636) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2008
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1322) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2008
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigMouth (14) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2007
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PintTester (11) - USA - APR 13, 2005
I like stouts and Nail Stout is a top drop. Cant get it in many places though. Has a coffee chocolate taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nemo (100) - Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2004
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2003
Very fresh dark malts dominate a fairly standard Aussie stout. Tastes like my fits homebrewed stout where I put in heaps of chocolate malt because I could. Not bad.

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