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).
Theydon_Bois (7923) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Bruces’s new pad, thanks to Josh 15/10/13.
Mid black with thinnish off white edgework.
Nose is cocoa, light plastic, burnt sugar, marzipan.
Taste comprises dark fruit, toffee fudge, brown sugars, molasses, chocolate.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale.
Tastes a little life expired not one to age perhaps?
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15th October 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s new pad. Thanks to Josh for bringing this over. Opaque dark brown beer with a small pale tan head. Palate starts smooth but has a light minerally crispness. Milky dark malt and light milk chocolate. Trace of dark fruits and a whisper of spice. Light dry finish. Nice beer!
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with a bit of age on it thanks to Josh. It pours darkest brown with a small light tan head. The nose is roasty,caramel, toffee, juicy, honeycomb and coffee. The taste is roasted malt, toast, dark fruit, earth, mild tartness, cocoa and coffee with a dry, roasty finish. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Straight-forward and rather drinkable, if a little uneventful
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2013 First rating
Draught as a pot size at The Scratch, Brisbane. On July 21, 2013.
Black color, dense brown head. Sweet, smooth, cream, roasted taste. Cream aftertaste, also roasted. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness that finishes dry. Sweet, roasted scent.
Draught, handpump from cask, at The Local Taphouse, Melbourne. On July 26, 2013.
Black color, small dark brown head. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, roasted taste. Sweet, roasted scent. Very nice!
Maris (953) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 330ml bottle on 24/8/2013. Pours black with a small fine head. Has a very pleasant, quire rich aroma of mocha and caramel. Milk chocolate and caramel are most prominent once it hits the mouth, with a hint of coffee and soy in there as well. Finishes off with a firm, satisfying and long hop bitterness, with very subtle roasty hints. Has a slightly creamy body and modest carbonation typical of an impy. Hides the 8.1% really well, and is a beautifully balanced and well integrated brew. Very nice indeed.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask handpull at the Local Taphouse. Extremely dark brown color, good retention, solid lacing. Aroma of moccha coffee. Taste is dark chocolate milk. Alcohol is not apparent. Nice one.
Sevenlee (1253) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours totally black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, notes of fruit and some hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a moderate roasted and bitter finish. Pretty decent.
stoutnick (444) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Scratch. Dark with a tan head. Aroma is a bit funny - tangy and not very stouty. Taste is easy going in the extreme for an imperial stout, but lovely. Very smooth. Palate is a mild bitterness. Overall, a drinkable big stout, but not mind blowing.
Brenhophead (531) - 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 (14) - - APR 23, 2013
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