imaragingbull (547) - Sydney, - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, pours opaque deep brown black with big tan head. Aromas of toast, anise, caramel, bread and toasted nutty malts. Medium body, seemingly sour-burnt toasty anise character, balancing sweet caramel and chocolate malts. Finishes lightly sour burnt and sweet balanced. Very interesting.
mR_fr0g (1363) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the earl of Essex. Opaque black pour with a thin off white head. Flavour is Barry coffee and choc. Some hedgerow berry. Tasty beer.
Pyobon (790) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Very dark brown with no head; looks rather like cola. Faint but pleasant aroma of toffee and hot cross buns. Medium body with soft fine carbonation. Unusual and very pleasant taste. Refreshing start which devils a caramel sweetness, followed by dark toffee and dark roast malt with hints of burnt toast and finishing with a bitterness that is more bitter chocolate or coffee than hops. Very drinkable.
ComradeK (857) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, 2012 edition. Pours a nearly opaque deep chestnut with a smallish light beige head, which lasts fairly well, leaving good lace. Roasty, grainy malt and some caramel make up the aroma, with some faint leafy hops in there as well. Light leafy and slightly sappy hops notes introduce it, leading into a smooth, malty mid-palate, with roasty and nutty notes predominant. A burnt caramel character develops towards the finish, which is a little spicy and quite dry. A nice easy-drinker, with a little bit of character to keep things interesting.
Gramoit (330) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty disappointing to be honest. Nothing to write home about on the nose. The taste isnít bad but pretty average, some nice malt flavours, however it is dampened by a strange almost metallic taste. Overall an average beer
Niksko (195) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Beer DeLuxe. Pours a cloudy dark amber with lots of beige head. Nose is pretty artificial, but not necessarily bad. Smells a little like grape and strawberry candy. Taste is pretty similar, with some plum and some strawberry candy notes. Some good bitterness on the finish. Nice, but not fantastic.
Jado (385) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Get some fruity notes on the nose. The taste is mainly dried fruit backed by some solid malt backing - a bit like a fruit mince tart. However thereís an odd astringency that goes beyond usual hopping and kind of unbalances things. Finishes very dry on a short palate. A bit strange overall.
jdpeebs (682) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. An enjoyable beer. Nice malt flavours and not too overpowering hop bitterness. I would buy it again.
LesArgen (172) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
What I really wanted tonight was an IPA, but for some reason I reached for this in the fridge, so Iím probably holding its weaknesses against it more than I otherwise would. Thereís plenty of malt on the nose with the slightest hint of something floral. On the tongue itís all caramel and chocolate with a sort of metallic finish. Thereís a reasonable body to this beer, so itís certainly pleasant but itís by no means complex.
Shambles (35) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Quoting Davidm: "Bottle 500ml. Not too bad. Aromas of caramel, butter, and a hint of apple. Taste is sweet, with short length. Palate is oily, with a thin-to-medium body. Amber, with a fizzy head." nuff said. Bored.