ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Slowbeer. Clear dark reddish-amber, smoky, caramel/toffee, dried fruit, rich and complex, quite nice.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy amber-brown, aroma is an odd mix of smoke, rich caramel/toffee malt and light bubblegum. There’s even a hint of alcohol in there. Yeasty more than anything with a thin body and background polyphenols that shouldn’t be there. The "scotch ale" part of the brew comes through in rich toffeeish malt and some toasted caramels. The problem is the Belgian side of this, which is really not adding anything to those malts other than distraction.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught at "Steyne" (or similar), second floor, where they have the dark beers. The big brick building close to Manly Beach, Manly, Sydney. On July 14, 2013.Cloudy copper color, tan head. Sweet, solvents scent. Grainy, dry, fruity taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness, dry. Dry, drywall aftertaste.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little bit of smoke on the nose upfront then after warming up, caramel. Caramel and crystal in the taste along with dried fruit and some pepper.
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ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A vibrant one; cap came off and near blew a bullet through the ceiling, dog cited a coronary and huddled itself in a nearby bedroom, the avid beer flowing streams onto the tiles - at this rate I’d be lucky to taste anything. Aroma in the house now a musty, husky, roasted peanut and walnut; a burst of Ambi-pur™ would be of great assistance! Finally settles a candi apple red with brown giving it life in the shadows. Not bright, but not not cloudy. Head is alive from the debris of that that rampant leak. Laces well. Husky, roasted malt dominate the nose with little else. Rather mellowing; sweet but weighted by a brandishing, peaty, smoky malt flavour. Carbonation is low and it feels foamy upon the palate. Warming despite its medial alcohol. Burnt fruit sugars, a hint of burnt cedar, caramelised raisins. Lasting bitter fruit sugars, almost savoury but they do fade. Light tannic note; blood, rust. Dirty water, gritty, spent grain’, fruit mince long between each sip. It is so easily quaffable, but a label away from being forgettable. I like it, and errr, um!!!
.(50cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
jonnyguns (638) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mane liquor. Dark brown murky black pour with a tanned head. Aromas of raisins, dark fruits and black currants. Almost has a hint of rum in there but the dark fruits dominate the nose. There is a touch of burnt smoke adding to the complexity. Taste has that burnt smokey flavoured upfront then the raisins and black currants come to the party. Brown sugar like sweetness combines nicely with the strong dark fruit presence. Some might not like the sweetness could be too much but i dont mind it. Pleasant bitterness. Pretty impressed with this Aussie brew
maneliquor (2224) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours toffee like with a fluffy, very yellow head. Smells like burnt toffee. Lots of stewed fruits. Very rum and raisin like - lots of focus on raisins. Quite sweet flavour profile. Taste is mushed currants and raisins. Very christmas pudding like flavours. Brown sugar is prominent. Warmth from the alcohol on the finish. Solid stuff but a little sugary and sweet to be great. Still well done
pmuzz (378) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The best beer I have had from Stone and wood. More complex and creative than their previous offerings. I like the brewers creativity - a little daring and they pull it off. Nice.
Jado (386) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark umber brown with some lighter russet highlights and a thin off-white head. Brown sugar, dried fruit (raisins, prunes, currants), aniseed and a little black coffee on the nose. Roasted malt, burnt caramel and stewed fruit are prominent in the taste, before and some light smoke and whiskey notes appear. Distinctly sweet finish with an aftertaste that’s reminiscent of fruitcake. Pretty awesome.
hawthorne00 (2090) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep copper with an inch of cream head that’s never less than a coat. Aroma of rich toffee, dried fruit, smoke, bread, pepper. And so it tastes. Sweetness gives way hastily to firm peppery bitterness. Lacks a bit of bottom end, but a good and original beer.