UnholyBrewing (591) - 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.
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.
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!
Choos (509) - 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.
BarossaLuke (494) - 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.
winkle (466) - 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.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of coffee some caramel smell. It's black, very black... holding it in front of a 21" monitor you can't see though it at all. Tastes like it smells with a bit of alcohol thown in. Very thick and sticky mouthfeel, as the stickiness dissolves from the roof of your mouth you get a nice touch of bitter.
jkm (209) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black colour with a fairly large tan head. Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. Roasted malts, coffee flavours. Moderate bitterness in the long finish. - 375ml bottle.