Brewed by Red Island Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Melbourne, Australia


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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
A robust and rich porter, full of vanilla, chocolate and coffee characters on the palate with moderate bitterness balanced with a trace of smokiness on the finish. For those who prefer to toast, rather than boast.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1828) - Glen Iris, - JUL 16, 2014
Herbal chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour good head and lacing. Smooth chocolate vanilla nutty flavour. Smooth lingering palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1627) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2015
From a bottle. Pours thick with minimal head, vanilla hints on the aroma, medium body and with lingering dark chocolate flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - SEP 23, 2015
Draught in Melbourne. A nice sweetish porter with notes of vanilla, earth, roasty malts, and cafe latte. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. Medium bodied with an oily texture. I get none of the advertised smokiness. Appears deep reddish brown with a light tan head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma as advertised: mocha with plenty of vanilla, a little grass too. Medium bodied. Sweet and a little iced chocolate syrupy, some light roast, vanilla, coffee. But there’s enough bitterness and a punch of pepper along with some grass to stop it from being a confection. Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westkyoto77 (623) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 30, 2015
Tap at Tsubu. Deep mahogany black with a fine, short-lived cream head. First sips give dark choc, vanilla and light toasted coffee. A tad slick and mediciney. Not a bad quaffing porter, but not overly deep or rich.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Head dissipates quickly. Subtle vanilla and malty choc flavour with a burnt and smoky finish. Wont be a repeat purchase ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (832) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
Bottle from Beer Cartel (June 2014). Black with creamy tan head, chocolate milk, sweet vanilla bean, medium body, slick texture, dry bitter finish, mildly smoky aftertaste. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Black, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1410) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2014
500 ml bottle Black with hints of ruby, light tan head that falls to a collar. Nose is vanilla, coffee, earth, roasted malts, and milkshake. A touch sweet smelling. Well balanced beer. Goes between vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, and chocolate. Slightly earthy taste. Nicely done beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (1561) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
Draught at Alehouse 24, Yamanto. Poured an opaque black with a brownish edge tint. Had a few light tan bubbles for a collar that laced poorly. Aroma of dark sweet chocolate, roasted grain and subtle vanilla. Taste sweet with roasted grain, subtle vanilla, sharp bitterness and a hint of burnt bitterness on the after-taste. Medium body. Semi-smooth (not creamy), dry and a long subtly burnt wood finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Pours dark brown with a reddish tinge. Brown head that holds. Medium bodied and well carbed. Aroma has the typical porter flavours of coffee, bitter cocoa and some roasty charred character. However there is a strong vanilla presence with a slight smokey finish that gives this beer an edge. Taste reflects the aroma, with the chocolate and nutty flavours a little more accentuated

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