ALLOVATE (2503) - Perth, - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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)
Bootlegger007 (91) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light floral aroma, pours black with a light brown head, good balance with a mix of coffee and chocolate with a lasting bitter aftertaste, warming, sticky medium bodied stout.
JefVerstraete (1771) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as a gift from Bram, many thanks! Dark brown, beige foam. Light sweet aroma with notes of roasted malts and porridge. Bitter finish. Light hoppy. Ok beer.
Shark_Pants (328) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with only a few ruby highlights around the the edges. Dark chocolate and mocha in the aroma. Light-Medium bodied, treacle, dark chocolate, coffee. Enjoyable standard stout.
Choos (648) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: funk and cidery notes
App: black with a red heart, large honeycomb tan head
Flavour: some sweet malt and cane sugary cider followed by nuts
Palate: finishes fast with a hint of milo
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RafeAU (238) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, tiny head fades fast. Coffee and roasty aroma. Not sweet, not too bitter. Appropriately soft carbonation. somewhat light bodied. This is a nice standard stout. But I would always pay the extra $1 to get their superb imperial porter instead.
whoisghost (87) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a nice, thick beige head. Aroma chocolate, oatmeal and leather. The malts are dominated by the bitter finish in this - there’s dark chocolate and some slight coffee.flavours throughout but the strong bitter finish leaves this stout a little unbalanced. It’s a little too watery for my liking but it coats the mouth well and leaves a smooth finish.
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ The Royal Albert. Deep black with cream coloured thin head. Chocolate, coffee and nut aromas. Similar flavours through the front palate but dominated by very bitter hops.
Ngejo (382) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Black, minimal head, brown foam, medium bitterness, light body, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.
Rosslew (280) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a few bubbles but I think that works to advantage. Mocha flavour on the smell. Almost licorice on foundation but the hops comes through later. Lovely malt. Coffee finish. Pleasantly light on taste of alcohol.
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Malrider69 (61) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad stout, but not as dense as could be expected. Pleasant aroma with solid head and nicely hopped, but no long lasting effect on the palate.