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Red Duck Limited Release The Ox

Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Imperial Stout
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia
Serve in Snifter


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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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Robust Porter. For lovers of dark ales, this is the one you have been dreaming of. Deep, intense aromas. Strong, well balanced flavour. A long and memorable finish. Like its namesake, once you get started on The Ox, it is impossible to stop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2014
Looks. Spent motor oil black/brown, smallest of tan heads Smells.boozy plums and sultana, burnt caramels and liquorish Tastes. Salted choc and liquorish, cooked sultanas, some smoke/peated notes, some bitterness from coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2013
This has a sweet richness that does not oppose your determination to want more. The alcohol content is there and subtle for the strength it imposes. Quite the drop, i encourage you to happen upon it with delight.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rangi (580) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2013
Bready, yeasty, molases and slight coffee come through on the aroma first up. Aroma follows through into the flavour. Some nice heat from the alcohol and a silky oily feel to the beverage which wasnt to bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ALLOVATE (2408) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2012
Friday night drinks aside, an Impy might do the trick of getting me in the spirit. Cap came off and the friendly Ox came out to greet me foaming at the mouth. Into a chalice at cellar temp. Promising inch thick tan head is fleeting settling back to little more than a wafer of suds. Good legs as it is swirled around the glass. Opaque black with a heavy sediment. Mellowing, thickly malty nose has hints of strapped leather, charred treated pine, molasses, burnt berry reduction, smoke and ash and a drowning depth of coffee liqueur. Body is a long way shy of heavy but is oily and viscous with low carbonation. A hint of berry bubblegum precedes smoky, charred grains and bitter/sweet dark chocolate with a mocha kick. There is more molasses here also. The alcohol is medicinal but not in a bad way - it is soothing and numbing making for a very slow sipper. Lingers long on the palate like a thick syrup. The aftertaste yields a twiggy note; the palate a lot of rose water and blueberry, ahem bubblegum? A likeable hard hitter with a complex nose yet streamlined palate. Delicious though it is it needs a little time to develop! One to cellar away for a few years. (33cL, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2012 1L Growler. Very dark brown, almost jet black pour. No head to speak of. Oaky, almost sweet aroma. Bitter and caramel, lovely and warming. Cracking drop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Dark black brown colour with a small large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, roasted, sweet malt, alcohol, dark fruit. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light alcoholic. [20120419]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1077) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured reddish black and settled jet black. Nice reverse cascading head happened after finishing the pour. Dark mocha colored head only lasted for a minute or so and settled to film. Swirling the glass go the same effect and life of the head. S-- Lots of chocolate and coffee. Sweet and bitter smelling chocolate with touches of espresso. As it warms up licorice comes out in the smell. T-- Bitter chocolate, bitter espresso, some licorice and a little bit of lemon on the taste. M-- Bitterness smooths out in the mouth and becomes sweet chocolate. Low carbonation and heavy mouthfeel. Has a bit of a lemon and bitter black licorice finish to this. Long lasting flavor to this. D-- Solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours prch black with a nice creamy diminishng brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, bready, a bit sweet, nutt, dark fruits, acidy and fruity with some boozy notes. Flavor is velvety sweet and malty in begnning more roasted fruity and bitter in the middle getting more acidity and bitterness towards the end. Finishes bitter malty and sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Black - brown head. Hard burned, high malty, chocolate, fruity, peppery, smooth body, gunpowder, sweet malty, light alcoholic, lots of dark malts. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, marzipan and chocolate with notes of liquorice. Roasted flavour of caramel, marzipan and chocolate with notes of alcohol. Roasted and warming alcoholic finish.

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