barakihunter (187) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep golden with an adequate head, white in colour. Nose is malty, but hoppier than most ESBs. Taste is similar to nose, with a touch more malt, also slightly creamy. Palate is mellow but bitter. Nice beer.
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Dnomder (30) - Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 21, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Nothing special about it, just a below average lager. Temples black ipa is great though, try that instead
Brenhophead (531) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours deep mahogany with a small head and a very light grapefruit like aroma. It definitely has that creamy mouth feel to it and the deep malt flavours seem to dominate with the citrus hops in the backround. Nice beer.
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewery. Delicious special bitter, very well balanced. Aromas of nuts, roast, and caramel. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Amber, with a frothy head.
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours copper with a large creamy head.
Nose shows plenty of caramel and toffee but also an off-putting rotting fruit smell - luckily that isn’t too strong.
Flavours are similarly malty but along with the toffee and caramel is plenty of chocolate malt, providing lots of nutty and lightly roasted notes. Disappointing finish made of metallic, boring bitterness.
Too much carbonation.
Jade (405) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown colour with a reddish hue. Thick beige coloured head. Aroma is mild, a bit of caramel in there. Has a roasted feel to it, quite creamy. Flavour lets it down a bit, although not terribly so. Passable.
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 11C. More dirty than hazy copper. A good inch of tightly-packed beige head. Smells sharp and powdery with hints of fruit. Overcarbonated mouthfeel. Harsh hops. Some wood and spices. Serving temperature on the bottle said 8-10C, which is just nuts. Now at 16C it’s getting a lot better: some fruit and caramel is there to balance the (still pretty harsh) hops and the mouthfeel is approaching the promised creaminess.
mkel07 (3006) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Mahoganey russet colour with a thin sudsy head with tiny bubbles scattered across the top. Sweet aroma of malted honey with floral hops mixed in . Well balanced bitterness with a smooth finish.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Mrs Parmas, Melbourne. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Toasted malt and nuts. Good bitterness though the mouthfeel is a letdown, quite a sharp feel. Malty finish. The beer was served too cold which didn’t help.
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy deep orange amber with a towering golden sponge-toffee head. Fruity yeast and soft toffee malts marry well with a medium biter finish. Lively mouthfeel, medium sweetness.