Davros (1999) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours murky brown with no head.
Nose shows brown sugar, golden syrup, figs, sultanas and some spicy clove notes. Really nice.
Similar flavours but not as refined. More spicy cloves, brown sugar and figs but there’s some solvent-like alcohol in the finish.
Completely flat, no carbonation whatsoever which ruins it.
ShaneJ (561) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Deep mahogany-red, no head, very little carbonation, maybe my bottle was a bit old. Raisins, spices, some licorice, obvious alcohol, syrupy sweet caramel, couldn’t taste the chili.
gam (3312) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized head deep dark ruby red pour mild medium carbonation aromas dark fruit brown sugar spice sweet malt yeast flavours plum cinnamon aniseed chili comes in nicely raisin sultana liquorice yeast note caramel mild medium bitter the finish lovely flavoured quadruple best aftertastes sweet malts spice fruits chili very likeable ale
hawthorne00 (2510) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 13C. Lovely clear deep copper with an off white head that disappears quickly in a La Trappe glass but sticks around a bit longer in a more forgiving tulip. Aroma of raisins, figs, red wine, pickling spices. Slightly syrupy, prickly carbonation. Taste has caramel, dried fruit, plenty of alcohol, spices. Not much yeast presence although getting the sediment into the second helps. Quite Christmas ale like. Dries out a fair bit at the end leaving spices and some heat from the alcohol (which I don’t love but it not out of whack for this sort of thing). Was hoping the "incredibly small amount of dried chile" here would mean earthy fruity flavours like a mulato chile but there’s a lack of sweet fruity earthy depth. Not a knockout but enjoyable enough.