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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11621) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2002
Oily black with a thin beige head. On the scale of Aussie Stouts I have had, I did not enjoy this one as much as Mountain Goat or Cooper’s, mostly because of the strong alcohol flavor that was present while drinking. It was not as apparent in the aroma, but it really snapped me to attention on my first sip. There was also a little coffee flavor in there but it was like a weed under a big tree struggling for sunlight. The aftertaste is what intrigued me the most because for some reason it reminded me of some of the better Belgians like Westy and Rochefort. The mixture of grains, alcohol and fruit was remniscent of those fine Ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (11405) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
motelpogo (7705) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2005
Cloudy bronw color, short brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, licorice, bit spicy. Roasted taste, very malty, some oatmeal? Bitter and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 15, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2004 2003 Bottle. Pours an opaque dark milk chocolate brown with a small tan head. Aroma is hugely roasted malt, lots of fresh barley, and some lightly sweet caramel notes. Flavor begins with an enormous amount of roasted malt. Tastes very fresh and unrefined, that is to say, VERY bitter. I like bitter stouts but even this was getting to be a bit much. Fortunately, the more it sat out and warmed (approaching room temp) the more sweet cocoa flavors began to emerge. Full body, low carbonation. Good rich, oily mouthfeel. The flavor was definitely oily black malt with some dry cocoa, sweet chocolate, and plenty of alcohol esters, quite vinous. This is about as good as any stout I've ever had. Like a cross between a regular roasty stout and a bigger imperial. Amazing beer if you are in the mood for a little less than an Imperial stout. Thanks, James (Mutant) for the chance to try this gem.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2010
375ml bottle. Pours thick and black, like pouring motor oil in your engine. Thick creamy tan head caps off a solid body. Warming roast malt and burnt toffee flavours that hide the high alcohol content well. A good beer from a large brewery.

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