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


on tap


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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2002
An otherwise good stout spoiled by an overwhelming foul chemical taste, possibly preservative. Will try another to see if I had a bad batch.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jxo (9) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2008 does not count
Bottle. Sweet malty aroma. Very dark with thick light tan head. Pleaseing and not overpowering malty flavour that is slightly roasty. Subtle fruity notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozah (7) - , AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2008 does not count
Black stout, tan head with great lacing. Coffee aroma with a hint of dark rum.Thick substantial body, with mild astringency and a pleasingly dry palate. Dark and roasted malt flavours, with notes of coffee, dried fruit, licorice and whiskey. Sweetness not overpowering, and helps hide the alcohol content.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
filthy6 (2) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2007 does not count
Pours a very dark black with a quickly disappearing head. Aroma was a rich a strong, creamy molasses. Flavour was malt heavy with a smoky aftertaste. Really enjoyed this beer.

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