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

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3275) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle in Adelaide. Very coffee forward stout with a fair bit of a metallic note. Ok quaffed and fairly similar to coopers stout. Ok ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (15310) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2007
2007-11-30, Papsø’s Blind Tasting
Black color; creamy head. Mild aroma, with some roasted malt and dark chocolate. Milky roasted malt flavor, but the sourness from the roasted malt is disturbing. Wrong.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lunkie (1466) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2004
Spicy aroma with black apperance and no head. Burtn bitter malt flavour with smooth palate.

2.3
   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.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
vanvenlo (1313) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2007
23 May 2006 - Light roasted malt aroma. Black colour, OK head and good lacing. Light simple malt flavour. Bitter roasted malt finish and awful stark medicinal aftertaste.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2003
Dark brown with a rocky head. Roasty, toasty. Thin, with a touch of dryness. Makes promises it can't keep.


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