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


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (40447) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (34322) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
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. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23430) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
Almost black in colour. Smokey, fruity aroma. Full- to medium bodied. Roasty with a hint of licorice and coffee, and a salty bitter finish. This is a big, complex and flavourful stout. Yumm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (19160) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2005
Bottled 375ml
Almost opaque color, small tanned head. Charming portwine-like fruity and brandy nose. Medium to full bodied. Roasted, chocolaty, hoppy in the finish, quite alcoholic. Liquerish palate. World class stout.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (15647) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2003
Dark brown with a rocky head. Roasty, toasty. Thin, with a touch of dryness. Makes promises it can't keep.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (12359) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2005
Black, opague. Roasted malt aroma and flavor with grapes. Hints of coffee and caramel. Thick, but also a bit watery for its ABV. Lacks complexity, but the flavor is quite OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thewolf (12079) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle @ Oz’n’NZ tasting 2011. [thanks bluebetty]
Dark brown, bordering on black. Small, creamy, light-beige head. Aroma has roasted malts, liqourice, light astringency. Light to medium carbonation, great dry and creamy palate. Flavour is fantasticly balanced. Dry, bitter, roasted, peat, light smoky, liqourice, grassy. Mildly vinious. Absolutely fabulous.

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