gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Irish Murphy’s, Hobart. Sampled on August 7, 2013.
Clear black color with red hints, tan head. Sweet, toffee, a bit caramel taste. Sweet, malty, a bit roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent.
mattyhennessy (148) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque and black when poured. Excellent head retention. So many complex flavours at once. The chocolate and sweetness hits first, then the spices and finally the bitterness. Drink after a meal, as it would overpower whatever is being eaten. Excellent as a dessert during the winter. Warming during a cold evening. A winner.
floydian1 (814) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 23, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium-sized lasting beige head with a faint greenish hue. I get vegetables, peppers, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar and liquorice on the nose. Lovely velvety smooth palate with quite marked and (for me) pleasant dry bitter flavours. Finishes dry and warming. Medium to fullish body but not overly rich and easily drinkable. Another winner from Seven Sheds.
GT2 (7721) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL. Pour is clear cola ruby with big carbonation. Looks near black in the glass. A tan, mocha head develops with good retention and lace. Aroma is fresh, roasted malt.; burnt caramel, slight black olives, salty brine and pimento, slight tar. Taste is milk stout like, some chalky fresh malt like The Duck-Rabbit Porter from North Carolina. But as it warms it becomes watery, exhibiting some messy tar, burnt plastic. Pretty bitter with some sweet cola and burnt character. Disappointing.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
draught at Taphouse, Darlingurst. Pours a dark brown, with a thick light brown head. Was not expecting much, but really enjoyed this one. As someone said in their rate, not too much in terms of spice, but the chocolate and sweet malts came through strong. The alc % was disguised well also.
davidm (1923) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 750ml. Great and subtle beer. Aromas of butter, chocolate, and flowers. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and average duration. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.
tom_clift (44) - Carnegie, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2010
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Strong liquorice flavour and hot alcohols to the point of overriding any other flavours. Dark but not complex. Couldn’t drink more than one of these.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - A dark beer. Spicy, some liquorice and quite smoky. Quite enjoyable.
bluevegie (3041) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this back in November when I bought a bottle at the cellar door. This was my favourite beer out of the four available. Lasting tan head on top of a deep dark brown body. More chocolate notes than any spice in the taste, medium body, only slightly warming and went down so smoothly I forgot to take more notes.