BeerMeeting (8) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2009 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great colour and appearance. slightly smokey. Stronger heavier better but good. Alcohol. Good Beer. Would like again.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a nice copper colour with an off-white head that lasts well and leaves a good amount of lacing. Aroma is very light, barely there, but there is a faint suggestion of toffee/caramel. Flavour is a lot more pronounced with hints of brown sugar, strawberries, sweet malts and the aforementioned toffee/caramel. Medium bodied on the palate with the right amount of sweetness and a good, lasting finish. A slightly higher abv wouldn’t hurt but as it is, this is a fine beer.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a small beige head. Toffee apple aroma, burnt caramel, dark fruits. Very sweet and sugary in the mouth, a little ill-balanced here. Medium bodied with a malty, fruity finish. I’d say this is a young bottle as I’m getting acetaldehyde aroma and flavour in the glass. Would like to try this again after some time in the bottle.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks like I’m the first North American to rate this beer, thanks to my friend Kat. Tasted from a bottle, and given an earlier rating, perhaps this is the best way to rate this one. Hazy copper/brown pour with yellowish off-white one-finger head that disappeared pretty quickly. Roasty caramel nose and all variations of malt aromas... brown sugar, burnt sugar, toffee, cookie, and a bit of dried fruit. Even more fruity on the palate with a hint of burnt wood and malted milk in addition to the strong malt and fruit notes. I think this bottle might have been aged a bit. It’s quite sweet, but I think the age has done good things to the sugars; I really liked this beer, apparently more than most other raters.
Dredd (686) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap - Mocha and Caramel nose, pour is dark brown with thin white head. Flavour is raisin, brown sugar with some bitterness, but the finish is predominantly toffee. Quite Enjoyable.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured hazy dark bronze with a small, dense, off-white head which lasted well. Aroma was very rich with toffee malts, milk chocolate, toasted nuts and some golden syrup. Flavor was of smooth rich toffee malts with creamy caramel, milk chocolate, molasses and hints of coffee. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry/creamy mouthfeel, thick texture and a good finish.
Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml Bottle. Strong malty alcohol nose. Pours a dark reddy brown with a lingering off-white head. Taste is quite hoppy with a nice maltiness and subtle burnt-caramel sweetness. Creamy mouthfeel with a very easy finish. I enjoyed this beer.
Cummins (6) - Heathcote, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2007 does not count
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
If I wanted to drink something that tasted like this, I could have gone to the supermarket and bought a bottle of Cottee’s Chocolate Topping. But hey, at least it got me drunk.
motelpogo (6203) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 8, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
rbsxg05, bottled, as everything was except for whatever the light beer was that went into the bucket. amber, muted aroma of golden syrup, some raw graininess but not much other character
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost hazy, dull amber brown body with a poor head. Malty sweet nose which was a delight, also some toasted notes as well as dark fruit. First up taste was of burnt caramel, which lasted the whole distance but hops helps to add a little balance and a little chocolate to finish.