FlyingWombat (21) - - JUL 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this beer several times, in bottle, on tap and draught through an English handpump from a cask conditioned barrel...every time it has been very consistant and wonderfully delicious. Pours a thick jet black with a full creamy tan head. Lush aroma of chocolate, coffee and some light floral hops. Big beautiful taste of a classic Russian Imperial Stout with dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and a hints of spice and smoke. Solid body and spot on carbonation. Very well balanced beer, the big alcohol is warming but doesn’t take the slightest touch away from this beer. The finish is long with a soft hop bitterness that is lovely. An excellent excellent beer. Probably Australia’s best craft Imperial Stout (to style).
KeefOz (1517) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 6/8/2016 - draught at Red Hill Brewery - same as comments for bottled version. 11/6/2016 - bottle- Poured an opaque black with a one-finger light tan dense foam head that retained for ages but laced poorly. Carbonation low to moderate. Aroma subtly of chocolate, roasted coffee and syrup/treacle. Taste of sweet brown sugars, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla with alcohol on the back palate; low bitterness. Medium body but a little thin for the style. Smooth and creamy with a lingering subtly sweet vanilla finish that also has alcohol notes. Nice enough.
DougW (1) - - MAY 16, 2016 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma - strong and simple
Taste - 10/10 Full bodied, with slight coffee taste. Beautiful malts. Very creamy (maybe slightly too much) Simple stout flavours, its not trying to be anything else apart from a stout which is refreshing these days. Surprisingly hoppy bitterness to end on.
After taste - Beautiful lingering taste, with that full body malty taste hanging on for a long while.
Sensational with a bit of good quality dark chocolate!
kol89 (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into glass. Dark with a thick brown head. Aroma profile is quiet low. Very creamy feel with low carbonation. Well balanced flavours of coffee and chocolate. A very enjoyable Imperial Stout
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve never seen a beer so flat, zero head, just pours like a cold black coffee, strong bitter cocoa flavour, very syrupy mouthfeel.
Benzai (13678) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, dark malts, light roast, a slight hint of black currant and slightly liquorice. Taste malts, lightly liquorice, a touch of caramel and lightly hops in the background. Average to decent body, average to medium carbonation.
Countbeer (6083) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle@Cut Weer Tasting: Thanks Owen: Chouffe glass:
Black beer with a small brown head.
Aromas of roast, chocolate, some raisin, hint of red fruit and some hints of liquorice.
Flavours of coffee, malt roast, light bay leaf, some dark fruits, bitters, herbal toast.
Aftertaste is fruity, malty, bitter and a light roasty tone.
Low carbo, light watery mouthfeel, medium bodied.
Patersoi (152) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is a bit thin but the mouthfeel is soft and creamy. The taste is simple but nice - sweet milk chocolate. Like a milk stout. Very enjoyable if that is what you want from your beer.
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Shark_Pants (599) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Inky black with small tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, dark fruits, oak, roasted meat. The taste has oak, port, dark chocolate, molasses, some alcohol. Too thin in body, however. Not bad but needs more viscosity and more complexity to balance out the dominating sweetness.
Muggus69 (2047) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bit of a dull pop on opening, presents at thick looking near-opaque brew with small ring of dense dark tan foam eventually forming, and holding.
Decent nose to it; burnt caramels, charred grain, medium-roast coffee, cocoa with some dried leafy & stonefruit hop character.
Surprisingly not all that thick, low carbonation provides the impression of viscosity but it doesn’t have the legs to carry it all that long on the finish.
Quite sweet upfront; dark brown sugar, 50% dark chocolate, strong milky coffee, licorice, leafy, earthy hop character. Bitterness is moderately high, remains somewhat sweet on finish with lingering black & dried fruit undertones.
A tasty brew, no doubt. Just lacking a touch of oomph and body to get it on par with the big boys of the style.
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Black, minimal head, tan foam, very bitter, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.