Demise (57) - Wellington, - OCT 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with thin tan head which disappears very quickly. Dark, roasted malt aromas along with dark, cocoa-y chocolate. Tastes very dark too - black malt and rich cocoa flavours, with a pleasant - like cacao beans. The body is a little on the watery side, but this works very well to balance the rich and bitter flavours.
bgb1991 (91) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bitter chocolate and golden syrup aroma. Thin head and minimal lacing, pretty ugly beer actually. For an oatmeal stout it is very thin and watery. Biggest flavour is dry bitter cacao and nothing else. This beer is under the sweet stout category but I only get bitter choclate, which I love. Very average stout needs much more depth.
StevieT (331) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a thin lasting coffee head, very smooth with a mild chocolate flavour. A great beer.
andrewturba (896) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque very dark brown with large initial tan head that quickly dissolves leaving a thin covering. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, roasted malts, faintly smokey and sweet. Flavour is cocoa, bittersweet, lots of roasted malts, coffee, earthy, moderate bitterness, and a touch dry.
shaunfield (51) - adamstown, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
I do like this beer. Very chocolaty taste and a very smooth finish. Would definitely get it again.
markfield81 (41) - adamston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate and oatmeal 1st chocolate then oatmeal its a tasty smooth beer think and creamy, black and the ace spades and tasty as tasty.
daniel0017 (370) - Yukon, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
complex aroma consisting of cocoa, coffee, nuts, hops and hickory. pours jet black with thick beige head and nice lacing. flavor isn? t as sweet as expected with but with intense notes of cocoa, vanilla and roasted malts. finish is indeed smooth and dry, with medium lasting bitterness. It remains true to style without much carbonation and an uncharacteristically low alcohol percentage by volume. a lovely stout.
Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample I got fizzed quite a bit, if not volcanically, so have a towel handy. It pours a warm sable with a very thick, fluffy, rather persistent tan head. Rick, smoky aroma has notes of quality coffee, semi-sweet chocolate, caramel and brown sugar with some nutty and earthy hints.. Slightly powdery texture has average body but plenty of fizz, and leaves a chocolaty, earthy finish. Overall, a well-crafted beer.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the Dockyard, Newcastle. Amazing beer, nice and thick, with a fantastic chocolate aroma, and a sweet velvety chocolate taste that lingers. Extremely enjoyable beer here.
Jade (399) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely dark colouring with a coffee coloured ring. Very strong chocolate aroma. Taste of roasted coffee and chocolate and a bitter after taste - I like it.
Threepwood (107) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely dark black into the glass, nicely carbonated to style with a light tan head that fades to a thin covering. Chocolate is there in the aroma but not overbearing, I think I’ve got it a little cold. Some upfront sweetness, chocolate, caramel and some bitterness in the finish. The oatmeal makes this beer in my opinion, it’s just fantastically smooth and so easy to drink. I’d like to see this push a bit more on the chocolate. Another great beer from a brewer/brewery that consistently impresses me.