Rosslew (218) - - MAR 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice honey in the glass. Definitely ripe fig. A waft of fortified wines. Sweet but then a welcoming equalising sour in taste. Very thick in mouthfeel. Not to be gulped. Surprising orange on the finish. Enjoyable.
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ALLOVATE (2436) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The second in the long journeyed range and a Tripel to boot, my old favourite of style. Well here goes....
At just on cool and into a snifter. Cap comes off and the beer foam rises up to meet me. Pours with little life; a hazy orange copper with a light, sudsy white crown that yields. Candied plum and pear greets the nose with more plump, ripe fruit underneath such as honeydew and cantaloupe but there is something else altogether in the aroma. Really hints at sautéed mushrooms, chilled cooked beef, brine soaked oysters - a lot of umami in this one.Quite ripe and juicy, sweet and plump on the palate. Lightly spritzy in feel with good body.There is pronounced Belgian yeast trait to this highlighted by juicy navel orange and tangelo, cantaloupe and fruity bubblegum. Tangy length, residually sweet but with a light warmth and lasting peppery note. The umami of the nose is there, melded well into the fruit, yeast and heat of it. As it warms it lends towards vinous, Semillon grape, with a sourness that balances the sugary notes. I like it. The aroma is descriptive of its journey; the palate is classic BIG Tripel. I could go another right away!! (33cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - pours hazy gold with a big white head. Straight out of the bottle there were definite port note, these subsided to a nutty apple and something else that I couldn’t get. Slight sweet spicey taste up front. It takes a while for the bitterness to come through in the finish, which when it does lingers for ages. Mouthfeel is creamy and feels like it cover the whole palate.
Imaril (26) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, from the Purvis cellars. The Cognac barrel (and the high ABV) makes its presence known immediately on the nose and follows through with a rich high flavour in the mouth. Pours deep amber with light white head. Malt backbone is sweet but not overly so letting the cognac and a little sourness shine through, there is tartness like blackberries, malts have a pastry or croissant character. The feel in the mouth is full but not a syrupy as I was expecting, but rolls nicely through the centre of the tongue. Finishes fairly dry with a touch of timber.
mkel07 (3547) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Scratch Bar 070314. Version 2 of this great beer is even better than the first version.
maneliquor (3152) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Bottle cheers to the boob at GABS. Pours light straw with a sticky white head. Nose is very grassy and earthy with bright lemon curd and an odd meatiness to it. On re-rate, absolutely huge apricot jam. Weird but it’s something I tend to get in cognac barrels. A touch vinous with loads of lime, grass and summer fruits behind a largely straw like base. Sticky and dried apricot throughout this brew. Balanced stuff. Not quite the standout like the previous versions but a very solid drop
stoutnick (563) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 On tap at the Scratch. Golden cloudiness. Aroma is apples and yeast. Taste is superb - front end is sweetness, finish is tang. Honey, apples, yeast. Better than last year’s quadruple.
timdom (19) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dryer than its brother the Aurora Australis and very fragrant thanks to the cognac barrel ageing. A very enjoyable beer and perfect with some blue cheese and toasted sour dough. If you can get it do so.
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Cloudy orange colour, fruity aroma and a hint of the barrel ageing with a distinct Cognac flavour. It was smooth for such a strong beer, not sessionable but very nice.
Maris (1000) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 330ml bottle on 31/3/2014. Pours a very slightly cloudy deep golden with a small head. Has a modest aroma of pear, apple and dried fruit, with some yeasty notes. It’s quite straight flavour wise, with bready malt and lots of sweet fruit (pair and apple again), honey, and just a dash of spice, sour citrus and alcohol at the back. Has a slick palate and average carbonation. A nice sweet beer, but there’s nothing here that will really blow your hair back.
Sevenlee (1351) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, fruit, nuts, spices, cognac and woody notes. Taste is high sweet leading to a woody and boozy but well hidden finish. Awesome!!