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


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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, - NOV 16, 2012
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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (91) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1836) - Ghent, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shark_Pants (349) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Choos (651) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2014
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whoisghost (88) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ngejo (416) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle. Black, minimal head, brown foam, medium bitterness, light body, soft carbonation, & abrupt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (288) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Malrider69 (67) - Central Coast, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2014
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.

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