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


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RATINGS: 59   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Seb24 (6) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2011 does not count
Personally, it is everthing I could want from a sweet oatmeal stout. The roast malts give this the feel of silk in your mouth and the sweet flavour is delicious. The addition of the Goldings hop however, prevents either of the two dominant flavours from being overwhelming at all. It lends the beer the slightest of bites after the velvety roast malts, caramel, coffee and chocolate flavours have all done their work. Easily my favourite WA beer at present and at slightly above chilled temperature on a cold day/night, it wants for nothing.

   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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3828) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
330ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique. Perfect beer for this wet and rainy Friday afternoon. Pours midnight black, thick like oil. Deep crackling brown crest of foam. Aromas of bitter chocolate and roasted malt. Smooth and very drinkable with a long finish. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Dark brown, nice head. Aroma hints at a rich, fudgey balanced brew. Full body, creamy and delicious. Sweet accent, just enough hop. Really nice stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (770) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
A smooth taste, good beer. Could drink a few.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hop_Hedonist (274) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
Good one - very easy drinking - medium bodied - classic flavour - a bit short on aftertaste (cola-like?) so kinda two dimensional but... I like it.

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (2596) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2014
UPDATED: APR 9, 2014 Bottle, 12C. Dark brown with a modest tan head that doesn’t last. Aroma of mocha, Indian sweetmeats (cardamon burfi) , blackberries. Smooth, but carbonation is a just a little high to be silky. Roasted and chocolate flavours sit amongst treacle and Indian sweet-like malts. Fairly sweet and doesn’t really dry out much, but the whole thing is lightened by quite high and slightly spicy bitterness. Very nice..

Was pleased to find this in Qld, now they decide to come to Vic. Fresher bottle, home glass? - looks fine. Impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (268) - 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

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