gam (2662) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Milk chocolate coloured head with good carbonation very dark beer,cannot see through.Aroma coffee chocolate caramel fruit malt.Flavour apple juice chocolate caramel,has vinous taste sour too much apple juice kills the other flavours,the initial taste is bad but once it settles it,s okay and that is how the finish is.
Lunkie (1174) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fruit malt hop aroma with cherry. Dark brown colour with fair head and lacing. Sweet malt cherry flavour. Fizzy palate.
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (330ml). Poured opaque with a dense frothy, off-white head which was average lasing. Aroma was of apple juice and prune juice, pears, raisin bread and some chocolate malts hiding beneath. Flavor was a pleasant light acidic bitterness with some grape skins, sour apples, raisin bread, prunes and a dry tart finish. Medium bodied with lively carbonation, quite dry mouthfeel, watery texture and an ok finish.
jkm (209) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/orange in colour with a thin long lasting off-white head. Good lacing. Low carbonation and medium bodied. Nice coffee and malt flavours with a sweet, dry and slightly bitter finish. 330ml brown bottle.
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another awesome Tassie craft brewer whose products were happily available nearly everywhere we stopped on our Tassie journey. This beer in particular seemed popular in several of the more upscale restaurants we ate at. I happened to have mine on tap in an english pub on wellington street in Hobart, but had it in bottle as well afterward. It pours a dark rootbeer brown, slightly hazy with a thin dense off-white head generating scanty lace. On tap this was VERY chocolatey, but less so from the bottle, and both had a pleasant figgy fruit note in the finish (I didnít get the apple juice thing that other raters have experienced-- maybe they fixed the recipe?). Medium bodied-- a terrific porter.
Thylacine (526) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2008 Dark red/brown and slightly cloudy. A big tan head at first but it gradually diminished to nothing, Medium bodied and lightly carbonated.Roasty malt flavours, with a hint of coffee, mollases and apple. A sweet finish.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red-brown with a large but diminishing head. Aroma of caramel and a bit of apple. Flavour is only slightly roasted and a bit weak. Perhaps the apple juice provides sourness and a dry finish which leaves very little for the hops to do in the way of bitterness.
Dredd (638) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
odd aromas, faint coffee/mocha. Nice colour and head retention, but flavours are not so great. Nice grainy/tannin from the malt, but there is something sour going on (apple juice?). shame really since conceptually it is a nice idea that does not execute so well.
Stew41 (1572) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Massive fizzy head, coffee coloured, not bad density as it settles down. Canít get my head around the bouquet; very mild roast, a touch musty (apple juice impact?) and stale, the latter note I canít quite work out as the beer is fresh. Quite mildly flavoured; the dark ale / porter roast and chocolate is more prominant and the citrus tang from the apple kicks in late, but does lift the palate somewhat. Notwithstanding, I may not have picked this as apple juice had I not known its presence was in the mix. Apple makes a stronger impact as the beer warms up.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear ruby-brown, great foamy head. Aroma is quite nice - lovely grainy, dusty dark malts, marshmallowy sweetness and Milo on ice cream. Flavours are similar, but lighter, and mixed with a hint of Strongbow-esque cider flavour and a touch of tartness. The apple juice seems to thin the beer out with little appreciable benefit, like music which is loud enough to be noticed, but not loud enough to be able to hear properly. I dunno about this one, itís all a bit weird.