hawthorne00 (2436) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
About to open this when I see a news article about Zahra Chamberlain (Azaria’s half sister)’s pro-dingo advocacy. No parrots were involved. Bottle, 11C. Reddish amber with a lovely off white head. Aroma of pongy over-ripe tropical fruit, pine, toasty caramel. Sweet and rich, creamy textured with lowish carbonation. Caramel is there but melds with dried apricots, lychees, kumquat. Pine tingles underneath. Some pepper. Dries out a bit with creeping bitterness, just a little heat at the end. Works well.
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 030814. Hazy red colour with fine tan foam. Good combination of malt and hops in the aroma, caramel and fresh baked cookies. Heavy in the glass which is always good sign. Flavour explosion in the mouth with a myriad of flavours, very complex.
whoisghost (61) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red/dark copper colour. Thick creamy head and lasting lacing. Beautiful, rich aroma. Scents of pine and pineapple hops. A roasted coffee and dark chocolate initial taste, followed by a pine/woody bitter after; a little resinous. Isn’t amazing in the palate but still above average - well carbonated, reasonable density and smooth enough.
TourDeBeer (116) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spice, grapefruit, Caramel aromas low carbonation, high sweetness medium bitters, no head nice amber colour.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
ALLOVATE (2411) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At just on cool and into a snifter it pours with little oomph and settles headless bar a few yellow islands of suds. Oily legs grip the glass as it is swirled about. Body is almost still; a mistily hazy tawny copper in colour. Big, bold hops on the nose. Resinous, sappy, whole pine-forest that oozes with so much candied citrus, camphor, eucalypt and rose water musk - divine! Big bodied, meaty and chunky malt driven start with a powerful punch of resinous, herbaceous hops in the back. Piney, twiggy, bitter end before a lengthy, HOT alcohol finish that ties in nicely. Bitter, weedy, rose musk linger on the palate offsets the sweetness of crystal and toasted malts, and the juicy, grapefruit and orange esters that come through. Quite oily in the finish; with a peppery carbonation that manages to lift it. This is a monster of a beer. Hard hitting and full, but oh so balanced and in line as to be sessionable and approachable. I love it. Pour me another!! (33cL, BB 18/08/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dirty amber with a beige head. Nose is full of sweet tropical fruits, especially lychee and pine with heavy apricot. Great malt backing here without overpowering the tropical hops. Heaps of lychee and grassy hops with mild pineapple. Very fruit driven stuff with a nice caramel dose behind it all. Aggressively sweet but balanced well. I like it
Rosslew (212) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super smooth red that could almost be an IPA. Nice citrus aroma and floral smell. Nice and malty. Bit of bitterness midway. Bit of orange too. Great finish. Very drinkable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Ngejo (262) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Cloudy, amber, caramel, tan foam, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, & soft carbonation.
Bamsen78 (3141) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at America Strikes Back, Ulfborg. Pours murky dark amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of hops and fruit, with notes of malt. Bitter, hoppy onset, giving way to sweet notes of malt and fruit. Bitter and citric aftertaste. Round body. Notable alcohol presence. Round and nice.
Meilby (7614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 330ml @ fonefan on the patio
Pours hazy deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of mat, caramel and orange. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.