Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Black appearance, no significant head. Slightly roasted aroma. Taste is thick and with some coffee. Finish is malty and a little sweet. A nice, but mild stout.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2007 Bottle. Black colour with a baige head. Light roasted malty, coffee aroma and a light sweet roasted coffee, spicy taste. Medium body and a light alcoholic finish.
Ungstrup (34690) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
A red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet with caramel being most dominant. The flavor is sweet roasted and malty, with notes of caramel. Surprisingly I find the body thin. Nice one.
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2007 Bottle.
Clear red brown coloured with a beige ehad.
Light roasted aroma of coffee and dried fruits.
Light roasted flavour of coffee and dried fruits with notes of hops.
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2005: Pitch black coloured. Brown dense head. Roast, some sweetness, light medicin, malt in the aroma. Some light cocoa notes. Light coffee, roast, light burnt and some vague liqourice in the flavour. Quite full mouthfeel. Ends on a light roasted and light nbitter note. Nice beer from down under.
diabel (1680) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - many thanks to mullet for bringing this over to Europe
Black bodied. Light brown head, which diminsihes totally. Nose of spices and malts (tofee, coffee). Moderately bitter, moderately sweet initial flavour. Lightly bitter finish. Very nice stout. I really enjoyed this beer.
Stew41 (1942) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, almost black. Looks serious. Attractive creamy coffee coloured head. Soft nose, sweet notes on the nose with a savoury edge. Long palate length that shows quite impressive complexity for an Oz macro. Starts out a fraction lean but develops nice chocolate notes with a clearly defined sliver of tangy oatmeal. Finishes strongly and just a smidgen hard. As per comments below this is a strong contender for Australia’s best macro.
highlandlad (1475) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A brute of a foreign stout and a strong contender for Australia’s best macro brew. Credit to Lion Nathan for continuing to make this in a country where there’s a limited market for stout, let alone one that weighs in at 7.4%. This is far from perfect but I’ll take it over 99% of Australian brews. Poured jet black with a quick-diminishing 1cm head that laced. Aroma of dry cocoa powder, molasses, bananas and brandy-like alcohol. Quite restrained for the abv. The palate is lean for the abv and changes significantly with temperature. Fresh from the fridge, it’s quite full and creamy but nearer room temperature the mouthfeel is lighter and fizzier - generally less satisfying. The flavour is initially sweet and malty, with typical stout chocolate and molasses. The alcohol is pretty well integrated, although there is a bit of a flourish in the finish. (750ml bottle, Camperdown Cellars, best before 5/1/06)
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy bronw color, short brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, bit spicy. Roasted taste, very malty, some oatmeal? Bitter and malty.
skortila (5340) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and fruits. Opaque, black coloured with a lasting, medium, brown head. Taste is sweet, roasted malty with coffee and some fruit. Well balanced brew, but not too complex.