Brenhophead (382) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle. Pours thick black with no head at all and a nice mocha/ burnt Vegemite aroma. Creamy mouth feel with a pronounced mocha/aniseed flavour.
philgill (8) - - APR 23, 2013 does not count
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thick sickly beer, lovely coffee and cocoa flavours. Pours jet black with very little head. Risidual sweetness a little too strong to be balanced but overall an enjoyable imperial stout. Served in an ice cold glass, needs to be served a little warmer I would guess
Leighton (6961) - London, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Brew Wharf, London - many thanks to Nick! Pours black-brown with a tight, creamy brown head. Rich, ripe dark fruits in the nose, light vanilla and coconut, milk chocolate. Big sweet flavor with light roast, oily chocolate, raisins, ripe blackberries, light vanilla. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly warming finish with some sticky dark sugars, more vanilla and milk chocolate. Good balance and depth. Nice.
varanid99 (247) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with no head and very little carbonation. Roasty, slight coffee, dark chocolate nose. Up front is very smooth, a little coffee, dark malt, cocoa, salt, bitterness, winey - a lot of complexity but well balanced. More chocolate at the finish. Iíve shied away from stouts because of my memories as a kid of tasting this horrible black mess, but this is an absolute cracker.
ALLOVATE (2107) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Find Iím more akin to drinking Impyís in the heat of Summer and Iím hoping this yearís Summer brings along plenty of great Stouts. I am off to a rip-roaring start with this one. At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Thick, viscous pour produces a jet black black beer with a wafer thin, yet lasting tan head, finely conditioned carbonation and sticky legs. Strong sense of salty kecap manis, liquorice root and flaked, dark chocolate on the nose; rather dusty with a liqueurish boozy tickle and spice - nice. Satiny and smooth as silk on the tongue. Viscous, with plenty of fill and as much ethanol as it needs to give it a spicy, lengthy warmth. I am definitely picking up notes of salty, sweet soy along with plenty of grunty, chocolate malts, charred, smoked wood and Vegemite - hey, it is Australian after all. Lingers long, balancing the subtle sweetness with plenty of all things arid. Quite chewy, a lot of malt comes through. I am in love with this and I am all of three sips in. Whatís that? Ikan Bilis? Why is their salted, dry fish in my beer...., strange nuance to join in on the aftertaste I must say but it works also. As the sun recedes over the ocean I am worried about the inevitable of an empty glass with no way of gaining another to fill it at this moment. This beer is happily not over the top. I can see that age will harmonise the flavour more. I can see that I may need to grab more and surprise my palate with yet another great ale from Red Hill over this festive season. Delicious! (33cL, Mane Liquor, Belmont)
BrewBandit56 (17) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, mane liquor. now this was a surprising little package. If it werenít for the label I would have sworn I was drinking a heavy dark IPA. A great little stout full of green hop flavour and bitterness complimented by a smooth espresso/mocha taste with a mild molasses undertone. Writing this review as the beer is getting warmer, a nice refreshing floral hop aroma is really pronouncing itself now.
Rangi (381) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice stout. The hops seem to cut through the richness of the stout and tone it down a little making it an easily drinkable beverage. Though the hops tone down the beer there is still a nice roasty maltness that comes through.
motelpogo (5530) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, rbesg08 after session, thanks to mullet for this one. deep black with a milk chocolate coloured head; aroma of vanilla cream, rumíníraisin ice cream and a hint of garam masala; thick and syruppy but not too cloying with just enough burnt toast bitterness to balance things out nicely
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. The crown of chocolate thick foam sits atop a thick black base. This beer looks thick and syrupy in the glass with bitter burnt chocolate aromas. Sticky lacing is left on the glass and the beer is thick in the mouth with a dark chocolate flavour that finishes with a roasted coffee bean aftertaste that is long. The alcohol is contained well and is carried seamlessly in this complex beer. Worthy of a high ranking amongst the best imperial stouts. Probably my favourite from the Red Hill Brewery.
tkrjukoff (3360) - SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, Slowbeer. Pours pitch black with a nice creamy brown head leaving lacing. Aroma is roasted, malty, ashy, chocolate, coffee and a bit fruity. Flavor is malty, roasted, sweet, fruity, a bit smokey, bitter and chocolaty. Finishes malty, bitter and roasted.