foles (45) - - MAR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark amber, looks nice. Strange nose - bit like wild yeast, but maybe just herbal hops with a backing of crystal malts. Although I suspect an infection. Same unusual taste follows in the mouth - bit muddled for me, but finishes cleanly with a solid bitterness. Need to try again in a few months.
alang51 (66) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not a big wrap for red your red ale so was never going to be good.
Sweet dark fruits, plum, malt finish.
mcberko (14356) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stone & Wood, pours a cloudy amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma brings out notes of earth and light berries. Flavour is along the same lines, with light English malt, some earthy notes, and red berries. Mild and fruity, with a sweet malty finish. Solid.
varanid99 (1006) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber/red pour with a thin tan head. Malty, caramel, dried fruit, and a bit of a weird chemical aroma. Taste is toffee, dried fruit, plum. Seems a bit thin. It’s not terrible, but I still haven’t really had a beer from this mob that has lived up to their hype.
StevieT (1601) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Great Northern, Byron Bay. Love the deep malt flavours and slightly spicey hop finish, great stuff.
ANZUShophunter (280) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Prince Albert Hotel, Ipswich. Pours dark amber with a thin head. Smokey malts on both the nose and palate with a fairly dry finish. Not a bad drop.
DuffLover (121) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a bottle our last night in Australia. Malty and flavorful with notable sweetness. Best option available tonight but would not seek it out.
sm89walt (1945) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - Grill’d, Cairns. A rich amber with a small but lasting off-white to beige head. Sweet choccy malts and slightly tangy mid to dark fruits. Gently spicy and pithy with good hop length in the finish. Light to medium body, medium carbonation and a moderate intensity bitterness of modest length. A little apple skin and roasty, coffee bitterness makes things interesting towards the back palate. Malt-focused but clean and balanced enough to refresh and abate the Cairns evening heat.
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Cloudy, brown, rocky head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
Cam_Dynamite (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad beer. Pretty fruity, caramel, malty. Nothing to write home about though.
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
BIG malt nose. Caramel. Translucent mahogany red with small cream head. Looks great in the glass. Taste develops as it warms. There’s a kind of malt biscuit thing going on. Tiny bit of bitterness in the finish very late on. Good but not great.