Jado (703) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear mahogany brown with lighter copper highlights and a floppy beige head. Lots of coffee on the nose, but also some stewed fruit and a touch of cinnamon. The taste is much the same, with coffee dominant in the front palate. Fruit and chocolate come through at the end. Lingering finish with a spicy aftertaste. Very nice coffee porter.
ALLOVATE (2721) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 15, 2012
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Against the grain on this one - not my first time!
Cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice. No head and lifeless pour results in an insipid, opaque, darkest brown liquid in the glass that leaves a thin film when shimmied around the glass. Heavy amount of Dutch cocoa and White Wings™ Chocolate cake mix once the butter and eggs go in comes through in the aroma. There is a yeasty note to it also, the coffee all too shy to make an appearance. And then the switch… Clapped out, heavily astringent first and ensuing sips with lingering burnt malt and scorched bitter coffee making it tongue twistingly awkward to drink. Quite acidic also with a weirdly spicy edge reminiscent of quassia found in some digestif aperitifs. Medium body becomes drabby quickly also not aiding it. Sticks around way too long after finishing. The acids drawing on the saliva glands, getting them working overtime. Just didn’t work for me. Looking at the other ratings it’d be fair to give this one another shot – no pun intended! (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Davros (2460) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark brown with a fading head.
Nose shows inviting roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate. Perhaps a hint of roasted coffee. Very moreish.
Coffee is more prominent as a flavour with some soft roasted malt behind. Maybe too much coffee considering how mild the base beer is.
Body feels a bit watery.
davidm (1996) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Olinda Cellars.
9 Ar: chocolate, caramel, coffee
9 Ta: sweet, with light bitterness, long length
5 Pal: creamy, medium bodied
5 App: dark brown, thin head
18 Ov: creamy and intense
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours very dark brown with a small, firm and dense off white head. Nose is very balanced mocha tones with a touch of vanilla through it sweetening it out. A hint of floral hops in there too. Quite roasty with more coffee than chocolate tones in the taste. Sweet vanilla again. A little thin but decent length. Not bad
mkel07 (4526) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Thin dark brown in colour with an even layer of light tan foam. Chocolate, malt, coffee, vanilla and a touch of licorice in the aroma. Thin in the mouth with a long black coffee finish on the palate.
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown body with short lasting head. Coffee just outshines the chocolate in the taste, very easy to drink.
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small biege head dark brown pour aromas coffee bean sugar sweetness vanilla liquorice chocolate cocoa the flavours cocoa sugar liquorice coffee bean rich roasted chocolate light creaminess mild well put together the finish coffee bean rich chocoate aftertaste sweetness mainly on the palate smooth stout light mild creaminess likeable porter
hawthorne00 (3050) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 11C. Dark brown with a small beige head that quickly retreats to the rim. Mocha aroma with fudge, earth and grass. Only slightly sweet with a pleasing balance of coffee and chocolate, light singed malt, earthy with balancing bitterness. Medium bodied, lightening carbonation. Good stuff.