Brewed by Tooheys (Lion Co.)
Style: Brown Ale
Lidcombe, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
Is a robustly flavored ale made with top fermentation ale yeast. The beer is lightly hopped and black malt gives it darker color. The fruity ale-like esters blend well with the subtle hoppiness and hints of coffee/chocolate to deliver a unique beer.

StevieT's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (1601) - - DEC 8, 2013
Mild nutty aroma, red brown colour with a white lasting head. Quite smooth, not an awful lot of flavour but a sound choice at most pubs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kurtos (184) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours black not much else can be said here. Aroma. Mocha and Biscotti on the nose. Taste. Nothing Special, slight sweetness, slight roastiness and a slight coffee taste. Overall. I normally drink this on tap, probably just a touch better on tap but still alright poured from the bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
ChuggBoy (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
Pours great, looks impressive, but i just don’t rate the aftertaste it finishes with.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
samsmith33 (772) - - NOV 16, 2015
Found tasting Notes from my 2009 trip to Australia. Tasty ale. Some Caramel and fruit. Touch of a metallic aftertaste, but not enough to ruin it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidAust (194) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2015
Looks like a flat coke in the glass. Minimal head. Overall an easy drinking dark ale. Nothing special and little sessional. Someone else thought it was like a Schwarzbier and I’d have to go along with that but add that there roasted malts come through far more prominently than in a black lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wim (3664) - Weelde, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2015
Along with Yves at his home black dark brown colored body with an off-white head with a malt hops coffee aroma a malt hop caramel sweet bitter taste with a bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yves (2834) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - SEP 12, 2015
Shared with wim at my home. Black colored beer with small white head and almost no carbonation visible. Malty roasted coffee aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is coffee malty mucca roasted m

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3931) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 1, 2015
Explained to me as "the coal miner’s beer". Still pretty good stuff, mildly sweet, caramel, nutty. Brown body with small airy head, easy drinker.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TedE (985) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2015
On tap at Mortdale pub. Schooner of black! Very faint malt nose. Dark ruby red with thin but lasting head. Spritzy but robust. Clean bitter finish with a little coffee/cocoa right at the end. Brown ale? More like a dark lager, I think.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oldschool_Mike (318) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear dark brown amber colour. Aroma is stone fruit. Taste is sweet malt. Mouth feel is a bit thin. This beer is...........ok. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sissio (1275) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 22, 2014
Clear brown, cappuccino head. Aroma of light roasted malts with some caramel and burnt wood. Taste is a. Is true of rossi ness and some caramel sweetness, light cocoa beans.

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