Linc (736) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lovely clear red colour. Thick white head. Very sweet, sugary caramel flavour. Really thick syrupy mouthfeel. I donít think they should let the beer out of the brewey this young, it needs more age and more alcohol too for that matter!
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 Bottle. Great clear dark ruby colour, sparse head. Very nice chocolate malted milkshake aroma, toffeeish crystal malt, dark malt phenolics, diacetyl, marmalade and sultanas. Crystal malt toffee flavour dominates, I wouldnít say thereís too much of it thereís just too little base malt character. Bit of choc malt roastiness. Bitterness only really stands out due to slight lack of malt. Alcohol in finish. Mouthfeel is simultaneously silky yet thin with noticeable alcohol. Not sure what to make of this beer. It started strong but kinda fizzled out. It might be better at the brewery (Iím sure Iíll be drinking it there some time soon) but Iím not convinced. (2.9)
RR: Well, hot damn! Two months in the bottle and this turned into something really special. Malted milk, sultanas - big flavours for its size and a beautiful mouthfeel. If this stuff is consistently like this itíll be moving into the 4s pretty soon.
RR: Yes, this tastes great on tap at the brewery too. Such rich malt flavours itís incredible, with a distinct caffe latte aroma. The bottles I bought tasted just a little young, so if you have some bottles of this and are reading this let them age for a month or two.