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

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RATINGS: 86   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nesta13 (205) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 17, 2002
Very bitter and tastes like coffee (both of which are good qualities). However it is much harder drinking than a stout like Coopers which is still better in my opinion. Good value though.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2002
Opaque black body, tan head mostly retained with good lace. Bitter dark chocolate flavour (yum) with some alcohol up front. Strong coffee aftertaste with roasty bitterness. This was quite thick also and really first rate.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mike8499 (22) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2002
Being from england i was astounded to find a stout like this so far from the mother country. without a shade of doubt the best stout in Australia.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Screech99 (34) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2001
Great stuff, up there with Coopers in the stout stakes, geez SA makes some good stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (6749) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
real mulekick. used to get it when i was young because it was the same price as other beers but stronger. then realised it has lotsa roasted coffee and nut and is also not too sticky

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2001
coffee caramel nose, and nice easy coffee and burnt hops on the palate. Surprisingly smooth and soft on the tongue, and the alcohol content is hidden quite well. up there with my favourite stouts.


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