Jade (421) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
New batch; from bottle poured into trappist. Dark brown colour, opaque with a small biege head that dissipates almost immediately. Malty, somewhat oaky aroma. Strong bitter malt taste, hides the ABV well. Tart, quite nice.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours ruddy brown with a small tan coloured head. Nose has sweet fruit, peach and apricot with brown sugar. Reminiscent of many aussie brewed belgian darks. Palate has sweetness early on before dark malts take charge to deliver a burnt tofee and bitter coffee-like finish with sweet malt lingering in the background. Interesting, has a little bit of everything. Don’t know how true it is to style though...enjoyable all the same.
ChrisTurner (207) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle -- Deep, deep red with initial active carbonation that soon dies away -- how odd. Next to no head and negligible lacing. Rich aroma of spice and malt with some smokiness. Warming alcohol with maltiness and rich fruitiness in the flavour.Nice bitterness. Conjures up visions of cheese and open fire places on cold winter nights! A nice drop.
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
my fav beer from red duck. brings back memories of sitting in the rain in the grampians at the food and wine festival and drinking this for the first time. amazing beer that never lets me down. hugely complex but balance at the same time. with a nice small of bitterness to finish.