jonnyguns (800) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Firkin 2 yr old oak aged edition at the sail and anchor. Pours pitch black with off white tanned head. Nose has lots of roasted malts, some toasted bread, slight chocolate and vanilla tones too. Taste combines coffee & toasted bread with a bit of chocolate right at the end. Velvety mouth feel. Palate left slightly coated with light chocolate. Pretty good
downender (5913) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Sail & Anchor, Fremantle April 2012. Jet black with a slight, off-white head. Sweet porridge oats and dark fruits, leading to some milk chocolate and a slightly roast finish. Ok, if a bit cold.
jonno (2130) - JAPAN - MAY 7, 2011
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wonderful flagrant nose. Lots of molasses, chocolate and spunk. Really the opposite to the mouth. Very weak with a bland chocolate and oat combo coming through. Much ado about nothing.
maneliquor (2786) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2011
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very, very dissapointing. After having some crackers on tap at Sail and Anchor today, this one left me dissapointing. Having heard that it used to be much better before the brewery was closed down. Has some good base flavours in there but fails to deliver. No longevity on the palate and seems to be very watery. No good, especially after beer geek breakfast on tap
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
@Local Taphouse. I am very surprised by the ratings of this beer, it is excellent. Pitch black color, creamy light brown head. Liquorice, molasses, roasted coffee in the nose. Smooth, silky mouth where oatmeal is more prominent, dark fruit, molasses and roasted character are more in the background. Great depth for something on nitrogen. Lingering liquorice and oatmeal finish. Yum
jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, Local Taphouse. nice stout, although by this time of the nice things were starting to get a little hazy, my taste buds had been blown apart from all the rogue beers.... will have to try again some other time.
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[On-tap at Sail & Anchor] Pours dark brown with a good creamy head. Aroma is quite sweet. Banana and cocoa mostly. Weak point of the beer. Taste definitely shows the nitro, along with subdued chocolate and roasted malt. Somewhat thin, but smooth, and has a good finish. Not a big nitro fan, but this isn’t undrinkable. Not nearly as good as the Xocoatl, and the nitro didn’t really work with it.
swivelguru (8) - Gurumonpolis, AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, I had this on the recommendation of the barstaff. It was poured thru a creamer(nitrogenated-what a waste!), and had the look of the Australian version of guinness. Thats where the comparison stops as I can now see why this beer just beat Coopers and Cascade (the barman again!) as the flavour of roast, chocolate and creamy vanilla really gets the senses going. I had another, then another!
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2005
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught (S&A, Freo): Looks great, black with a tight beige head. Unfortunately the aroma is mainly masked by the nitro head. Just a touch of chalky roast there. Flavour is suprisingly bland, a little bit of choc and roast. Thin in body, and dissapointing. I remembered this being a lot better.
DuffMan (6163) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught from the Sail & Anchor pub in Freo. Looks perfect-- black with a thick & creamy beige head that hung around for a long time. Terrific aromas of chocolate milk, banana, coffee, and darkly roasted malt. Sweet on the palate with delicious roasted malt, chocolate, and coffee flavours. I did not find the astringency or marmite character noted by the previous rater, but then again I probably had a completely different batch (different bar afterall). Overall I thought it an exceptional sweeter stout.