VinegarStroke (289) - Napa, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 6/12: Clear, medium brown, light head and lace. Roasted malt and caramel aromatics. Dry to off dry, not sour and low bitterness. Light and short. Charred malt flavors and hollow palate.
Iphonephan (3735) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Pours a clear cola with a thin off white head. Aroma of toasted nuts. Hints of caramel. Smooth finish.
Sledutah (5219) - Utah, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Australian Hotel
Clear dark mahogany with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, metallic and chocolate. Flavors of toasted malts and chocolate, sweet
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just updating my records. had on tap at the australian hotel at the rocks. The taste as described.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
multiple samples at the Australian Hotel beer festival. pours dark, with a small beige head. aromas of chocolate and berries, flavour is chocolate, caramel, coffee and berries. decent beer.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the Australian Hotel, Sydney. Pours dark brown with a tanned head. Malty aroma, chocolate and dark fruit. The flavour is dark malt, chocolate, fruit and brown sugar. Medium bodied. A sweet and bitter finish. Not a bad bock just perhaps a little too sweet.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 RE-RATE: Bottle (750ml). Poured dark brown with a tinge of red and an average sized, tanned, dense head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of milky chocolate with roasted malts, sultana’s, dates, caramel, some raw sugar and a touch of licorice/alcohol. Flavor was of smooth chocolate with, toasted malts, toffee, prunes, muscatels and dry licorice in the finish. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, a dry mouthfeel, thick texture and a good finish.
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the Australian apparently in a ’schooner’ it looked good in the glass, lovely dark ruby colour with a slight yeastyness on the nose. The alcohol was quite well hidden by the heavy fruity palate, reminded me of dark raisins, had a slight breadyness to it.
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Australian Hotel in Sydney. Deep mahogany colour with a thin tan head. Bready and yeasty-fruity aroma. Toffee malt and a berry-fruitiness share the dominent flavour notes, with the fruit winning out to deliver a strange tangy twist in the finish. A bit oddly balanced, and a bit thin, but somehow this worked for me and I liked it. Shared with Parksy.
vanvenlo (1329) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2007
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
29 Apr 06 - Soapy, sharp hop malt aroma. Dark brown-red colour and reasonable head. Sour cherry and a touch of sweet malt. Thin, soapy malt hop disastrous finish.