Choos (644) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow. I didn't get much aroma from this except alcohol to begin with but agree with another poster it does have cocoa powder there as well. The flavours and mouth feel are unbelievable! My first sip I would have sworn it was cut with a rich desert wine but then quickly gives way to roasted barley & bitter chocolate flavours. Pleasently bitter with a hint of metal. Though well carbonated this still has great mouthfeel.
UnholyBrewing (595) - Central Florida(Upper Hell), Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
...bottle. I was surprised with this beer. Nice tan head, with lacing that lasts. Hard roasted malt notes, low bitterness, and a dry dark fruit\coffee finish. I just picked this up to try a new brew, and it was worth it. True to the style, not too heavy, and masks the alcohol well. Decent stout.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black with tan head, resilient and well retained with good lace. Aromas of roasted malts, dark chocolate, sweet toffee, hints of coffee beans and light herbal fresh hop character. Med body, med high carbonation. balanced toasted malts, caramel nutty sweetness, herbal grassy Earthy hop flavour. Finishes lightly sweet, roasted, hoppy and balanced.
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MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
BarossaLuke (540) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2012 I’d never had this beer before but since it appeared in the book 1001 Beers to try Before You Die then I thought why haven’t I tried it! Colour is a nice black with a good creamy tan head. Aroma has some coffee and light caramel with a bit of roast there too. Like a lot of Australian and tropical stouts there is also a fruity character to the aroma and on the palate. Mouthfeel is quite rich and slightly slick. A good stout that I would drink again.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last offering at a Lion Nathan beer dinner. Pours a deep black with a mimiumalist head. Aroma as expected - coffee, burnt toast some chocolate but no noticable alcohol. Flavour seemed slightly rough and a tad dusty but very plesant none the less. Chocolate & coffee flavours up front with some powdered cocoa as noted before. Matched the rich desert offering well. Thanks to the brewery rep who gave me a whole 750 ml bottle to taste. Good effort- don’t drop it!.
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (longneck): Black with a brown rocky head that diminished fast. Nice aroma of coffee beans and bitter chocolate but developing very strong yeast (vegemite) character towards the end. The flavour followed this nicely, yet I was very dissapointed with the palate. A bit powdery and over carbonated. Would like to try it on tap though.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
mattyhennessy (343) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark and opaque with a slight red tinge. Solid tan head that retains well, eventually fading to nice lacing. Surprisingly sweet aromas of toffee and caramel balanced well with huge roasted malt character. Some bitter cocoa also. Flavour has a large charred malt character, espresso, cocoa with a little of.the toffee sweetness carrying through. Earthy and floral hop character. Unfortunate metallic taste that brings the beer down significantly. Medium carbonation. Like cooper’s stout but a little heavier.