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 (289) - 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 (3526) - 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 (1321) - 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.
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black in colour with a light brown small but lasting head. Good mix of chocolate milky coffee and some roasted flavours. Smooth chalky texture make this a good WA made stout.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
i have to agree score-wise with my afghani co-rater. pretty black, light lagery texture, chocolate cake dough aroma. some rum'n'raisin flavour in there, the dark malts are quite subdued. a shame it has lost its briefly-held status as the world's best stout