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


on tap


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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.

ALLOVATE's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (156) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2016
Pint at Archive in Brisbane. Pours black with medium tan head. Very mild aroma. Taste is toasted malt with hints of chocolate and perhaps coffee. Well done basic sweet stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KeefOz (1537) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
Draught at Hoo Ha bar, Southbank, Brisbane. Poured an opaque black with a ruby edge tint, 5mm of light tan foamy head that diminished slowly and laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma subtly of light and slightly sweet malt. Taste very nice of sweet malt with strong roasted grain, hint of coffee, chocolate and possible smoke. Medium body, a bit thin for a stout. Smooth and creamy with a fading subtle bitterness on the finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (6786) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
Tap. Coffee nose Black, low brown lace. Roast, coffee, licorice, light peppery. Good balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2015
Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma is malt, roastiness and some coffee. Taste is light and a bit watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LimeGreenHalo (13) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Don’t know why but wasn’t expecting to much from this and was pleasantly surprised. The booziness shines through the lovely smooth chocaletiness. Possibly slightly too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
varanid99 (1006) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2015
Almost black pour with a thin, quickly fading tan head. Sweetish, roasty, cocoa and a little liquorice on the nose. Taste is sweetish, dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Nice

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Head doesnt hang around. Upfront sweetness quickly controlled by well balanced bitterness and burnt coffee finish that lingers. Great oatmeal stout, one of the best i have had ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cam_Dynamite (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours dark with a pretty stingy white head. Aroma is a nice mix of malts, chocolate and a slight pine note. Taste is very much chocolate malts finish is slightly bitter but a bit weak and watery. Solid but nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3932) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 8, 2015
Small, but dense beige head on the pour. Subdued aroma leads into mild sweet stout territory, very creamy, more milk chocolate than dark. Very gentle dark roast grains here, nothing biting or lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bootlegger007 (92) - 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.

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