M_Sack (364) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear, deep amber/mahogany with thick, frothy cream head and heavy lacing. Citrus and floral hop aromas with a malt background. Big grapefruit and orange hop flavours, with a smooth, roasted malt mud palate and long, medium bitter finish. Nice beer. Very bitter for an amber ale. Indian red ale?
Illywhacker (8) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Resplendent deep amber with a thick but dissipating buttermilk-white head. No huge hops on the nose. Strong and satisfying malt backbone of sweet caramels, light toffee, burnt brown toast, balanced by a subtle hop spiciness. Somewhere in between the citrus and spice of an american hop schedule and softer smoother fuggles or something British. Thick silky mouthfeel. Seems more of an amber than red ale to me but has personality and complexity. Highly recommend.
Pyobon (908) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Clear deep reddish amber with decent tight off-white head. Nice aroma, mainly citrus with slight hints of pine and biscuit. Medium body with good carbonation. Great taste, than transforms significantly sweet toffee start to a nice bitter finish. The start has a fair amount of complexity with citrus, candy and cough medicine notes. This mellows nicely and then a good hoppy bitterness steadily grows for a nice sustained bitter finish. Generally I am not a fan of this style of beer, but was pleasantly surprised by this.
Shark_Pants (162) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours ruby red into a tulip glass with a 1.5 finger head that quickly retracts to a soapy film. Aromas of sweet biscuit, vanilla and tangerine. Taste is sweetened grapefruit, biscuity malts and finishes with a dryness and bitterness. Medium bodied. Certainly not bad at all but doesn’t reach the standard of their Jack Tar imperial stout.
StevieT (570) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Pours a clear red/brown, off white head, balanced hop and malt aroma, typical red ale flavours. A very good beer.
mkel07 (3297) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s 190614. Good solid red in colour. Almost like a scotch ale. Big full mouthfeel.
gam (3210) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium frothy head deep amber pour aromas citrus rich malts the flavours medium strong bitter grapefruit toffee caramel pine grassy note crisp on the palate the finish nice ale good hops rich malts lasting bitter decent ale
maneliquor (3056) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Very malt driven with toffee biscuit, mild herbal notes and old orange. Needs a bit more hop to it as it finishes a little stale
Theodopilos (33) - - MAY 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
640ml bottle from dans, into pint glass, very little aroma, fruity flavours, good lacing, with a slight bitterness, very good session beer
vanvenlo (1206) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dan Murphy bottle (14-May-2014) Sweet fruit herbal aroma. Clear red colour,low head&suds lace. Sweet herbal cider flavour.Fruit spice flavour&pepper finish, fruit aftertaste.