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.
Mattburns (109) - USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lovely stout. Not overly powered in any department. A nice splendid assortment of dark chocolate, coffee, toffy, caramalisation. Very sessionable.
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at The New Sydney, Hobart. A strong, dark and very rich stout. Big chocolate and roasted malt flavours with a really nice tang to it. Fair coffee hit thrown in there to boot, quite viscous with a terrific mouthfeel. All in all a fantastic stout.
BarossaLuke (529) - 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 Iíd never had this beer before but since it appeared in the book 1001 Beers to try Before You Die then I thought why havenít 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.
Muggus69 (932) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Been a long time since iíve had one of these - use to bring a couple of longnecks with me to parties back in the day.
Pours a red highlighted jet black body, deep tan head is dense and paints lace in its wake.
Nice rich nose dominated by bitter chocolate, rich caramel, medium roast coffee with undertones of raisin and earthy spice.
Carbonation reasonably low, texture is smooth, almost oily. Body perhaps not as thick as first expected, certainly very full and luscious but not in Imperial territory. Carries the substantial abv well.
Big hit of cocoa upfront on the body, supported by sweet toffee and roast nuts, more roasted characters of coffee grinds and charcoal, leading onto a complex fruity characteristic reminiscent of bitter orange peel and dried Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (yeah, bit out of the blue there...). Bitter finish, dries out a fair bit with a lingering minerally, earthy spice (hop derived? POR?). Alcohol sneaks through almost undetected.
Pretty much the bench mark for all Australian Foreign Stouts to be judged upon. Plenty of lovely roast malt character, excellent balance, big enough to carry the flavour well without being overwelmingly huge and over the top.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 9, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 Cooperís, 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.
Muggus (193) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got a big 750ml longneck of the beer because I couldn't find stubbies, no problem though. Big aroma. Plenty of roasted malt, cocoa, and kind of spicey too. Pours black with a tinge of red and a foamy tan head. Big flavour! Lots of burnt coffee and malt, spiciness, smokiness, and slight bitterness, possible dark fruitiness? Alcohol is well masked in the big mouthfeel. I'm not a big fan of stouts, but this is certainly a great value for money beer with plenty of good flavour.
DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep black with a nice, frothy beige head. Very strong coffee aroma and flavour, fairly full bodied and with a distictly alcoholic aftertaste. A tad rough feeling, but in a good way; sorta rustic :)