Night_Cap (24) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hand pump (at Keg and Brew). Dark burnt brown with a lightly tanned, frothy head that lasts perfectly. Aroma is of roasted barley with chocolate, toffee, coffee, sultana’s, dates and hints of salted liquorice. Flavour is smooth and malty with a light earthy hop bitterness, roasted barley, milk chocolate, toasted nuts, muscatels, raisins and light notes of coffee. Light to medium bodied with very soft carbonation, a watery texture and a good length dry/toasty finish.
kol89 (5) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle into glass. Biscuity and burnt toast aroma. Smooth feel in the mouth with low carbonation. Very well balance of caramel and toasty flavours that linger long after its consumed.
DeliriumT (420) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a burnt caramel colour with lasting lacing. Aroma is sweet and toasty with a very mild note of solvent. Flavour is caramel and malty with a slight burnt toast aftertaste.
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DavidAust (145) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Looks good, great dark head and deep red brown colour. Taste, not quite as strong as I’d hoped for. Low alcohol (for a scotch ale) might have contributed. Overall OK, but looks better than it tastes. Shame as this brewery’s other beers have all been impressive. will go with other brands for my Scotch ales.
donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is delicious. It pours thin tan lacing, dark copper brown. The aroma is lacking, light roast, might need to let it warm slightly. The taste is great, long bitter malt finish.
TedE (730) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle into glass. Toffee roast caramel chocolate alcohol on the nose. Dark red colour (prune juice?). HUGE frothy tan head. Looks a bit mad. Tastes sweetish with a subtle clean hop finish. Really well balanced.
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a caramel brown with a foamy light brown head that dissipated quickly, but returns on agitation. Sweet caramel dominates the aroma. Brown sugar, toffee and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and almost sticky but not excessively so. Very smooth. Nutty, caramel and dark fruits are the dominant flavours. Medium bitterness to balance the sweet malts. Excellent.
stoutnick (818) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown. Aroma is very sweaty in the worst of ways. Taste seems a little off, but with a sessional toffee caramel aspect. Scotch ales are some of my least favourite beers so this isn’t necessarily bad, just kind of forgettable.
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick chocolate malt aroma. Very dark brown colour with ok head. Beautiful dark chocolate flavour with toffee hints. Medium to heavy body with low to medium carbonation.
mydogjet (39) - - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark caramel colour poured into a glass with a loose, large, quickly dissipating head. Biscuity notes on the nose and slightly sweet taste of coffee, like a long black with one sugar. Reasonably bitter. Nice beer