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Brewed by South Australia Brewing (Lion Nathan Co.)
Style: Foreign Stout
Thebarton, Australia

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed in the style of the old London Imperial Russian stout to a recipe perfected over 40 years ago, the roast coffee and almost port-like characters make it an excellent nightcap and winter warmer. Voted Champion Stout at the 2001 Australian International Beer awards having previously been Grand Champion Beer in 1988 and 1991.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2008
Opaque black with a dark tan head. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Rich dark roast malts with a bit of molasses, smoke, coffee and black chocolate and with a long lasting moderately bitter finish. A great stout!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 30, 2008
Pours a deep brown with lingering beige head. Roasted malts and coffee dominate with a slight nose of chocolate and licorice also coming through. Light roasted flavour of malts and chocolate with a roasted bitter finish. A fine stout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2008
Black colour with a tan head. Malty, fruity and light roasted aroma with some coffee and chocolate sweet notes. Roasted malty, light coffee bitter flavor with fruity notes. Roasted, light bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2008
Bottle (750ml). You have to love this stuff at, 7.4%, $4.50 - $5.00 per 750ml and jam packed with stouty flavors, it is the best beer to buy in Australia money for value wise. Poured black with a dark brown, dense frothy head which was mostly lasting. Aroma was of roasted malts, dark chocolate, molasses, some dates, coffee and some licorice in the back. Flavor was of roasted malts, licorice, molasses, some coffee and nuts and a smoky, mildly warming finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation, with a syrupy texture, creamy mouthfeel and a long finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30713) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
From bottle, no 16 at Papsoes blindtasting. Pours dark brown with lacing light brown head. Aroma is chocolate malty and with a note of whiskey. Dark and roasted malt with a slight liqourice edge and some chocolate smoothness following. Ends with a chocolate smoothness into the finish. Nice and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grovlam (4152) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2007
#16 [Blind tasting session @ Papsoe 30-11-2007] Average creamy beige head that mostly lasted. Good lacework. Dark mahogany color. Dried fruit, toasted malt. Over the palate heavy notes of coffee, bitter chocolate and liquorish. Hint of tar. Medium to full bodied with a light dry texture and a lively carbonation. Moderated mix of bitter and sweet flavor. Dry bitter English liquorish that lingers in the mouth and covers it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14327) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
2007-11-30, Papsø’s Blind Tasting
Black color; creamy head. Mild aroma, with some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Milky roasted malt flavor, but the sourness from the roasted malt is disturbing. Wrong.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
(Bottle 75 cl) Courtesy of highlandlad. Pours a dark brown - almost black - with a vague, reddish hue and a creamy, light brown head. Vinous aroma of sweet, hard roasted malt. Medium body, rather sweet hard roasted malts with accents of dried fruit and a little port. Subdued bitterness with a discreet, ashy edge. Somehow I have a feeling that this is bottom fermented, but I may be wrong. Anyways, it’s an excellent Stout. 301107

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Pours a pitch black colour. Sweet, smoky, chocolate, bitter coffee aroma with roasted malt. Fair mouth feel. The flavour has roasted amlt, some smoke, bitter chocolate and roasted caramel. Bitter chocolate roasty finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2007
Bottle. One of those stouts that starts off with the sort of kick that you could sometimes do without, but once you’re acclimatized, the bottle’s almost done and you’ve been happily inhabiting the land of roasted coffee licorice malted nuttiness.


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