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

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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.


Lunkie's rating

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1416) - Glen Iris, - JUL 16, 2014
Herbal chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour good head and lacing. Smooth chocolate vanilla nutty flavour. Smooth lingering palate.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1096) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KeefOz (939) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyhennessy (330) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 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

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (1987) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2014
Pours black with a large tan head. Nose shows vanilla, soft roasted malt, oatmeal and light coffee. Very tempting. Flavours include more dry soft roast with the vanilla leading to a balanced sweetness. Big chocolate notes. Moreish. Nice moderate carbonation and body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2014
(Bottle) Very dark brown with excellent tan head. Little aroma, but pleasant - faintly porter. Medium body with velvety creamy carbonation. Taste is mainly a regular porter with interesting vanilla notes that appear in the mid palate and slowly tail off. There’s a good amount if bitterness in the finish. The start has some toffee sweetness. A nice beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vanvenlo (1249) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Vintage Cellars bottle (16-Jul-2014) Light herbal malt aroma. Dark brown red colour, low head&suds lace.Nutty biscuit malt vanilla flavour.Bitter herbal vanilla malt finish&herbal aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (615) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
Aroma: coffee, toffee and gentle hop App: red brown to black with a tan head Flavour: chocolate hint of vanilla Palate: finished fast with a hing of hop ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3279) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 29, 2014
Big tan head dark pour aromas chocolate cocoa vanilla mild liquorice flavours cocoa lovely vanilla chocolate taste roast coffee smooth on palate mild bitter sweetness that matches like a good milkshake this the finish lovely vanilla tastes good malts very tasty porter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkel07 (3540) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2014
500ml bottle from Cellarbrations West End. Dark and sweet and packed full of flavour. Nice sweet vanilla finish.


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