Vanz (126) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light sweeter drinking stout, bit hoppier than usual. Tasted out of the bottle, could not comment on appearance.
Cantabrian (684) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby black with a nice creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, charred, burnt, but still quite pleasant. Same on flavour, with the addition of chocolate milk, a touch of sourness, wood, oak, perhaps. Rather thin on the palate, this is an easy beer to drink, goindg down well. The overall experience is superior to the sum of individual characteristics. Only a negative note on the unnecessary use of the word "philosophy" by the manufacturers on the product description above.
ShaneJ (309) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Plonk. Darkest brown with quickly diminishing fine head, aroma of chocolate milk, cigarette ash, roasted grain, flavours of bitter/burnt coffee, dark chocolate, roasted grain, quite light/thin in the mouth, almost watery, soft carbonation.
gam (2919) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very heady or gassy stout chocolate milkshake coloured a very dark brown pour aromas rich chocolate caramel hint of coffee the flavours coffee medium bitter caramel watery short tastes at the finish the aftertastes sweet and bitter weak stout terrible taste
bluevegie (3031) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I can remember years and years ago I didn’t really go for stouts at all, I could have one but that was more than enough for me, now I very much like stouts and this particular one whilst not standing out too much I could probably drink most of the night. Appearance looked good, some burnt notes on the aroma with some coffee in the taste.
davidm (1873) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml from ParkHill cellars. Very malty and lengthy. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and chocolate. Taste is sweet with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost completely black, with no light getting through, and a short lived foamy tan head. Roasty aroma has notes of liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate and smoke. Flavour is also quite roasty, maltier than the aroma with some substantial bitterness and little sweetness, smoke and coffee notes stand out. Medium to light bodied, a little watery, with moderate carbonation and a short roasty, bitter finish. Pretty unremarkable, just a straightforward, middle-of-the-road stout. Quite sessionable though.