Capa (1998) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brick red with a thin tan head. Nutty and toasted malt with a bit of fruit. Medium to full bodied. Flavor has a nice toasted biscuit profile with light nut and a bit of caramelized sugar. Solid ale.
frankcolub (69) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance : pours a small head ,dark-brown colour.
Aroma: caramel , hoppy
Taste: strong taste of caramel and hops with a touch liquorice.
Aftertaste: bitterness of hops followed by caramel lingering sweetness.
Rosslew (199) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty edge but plenty of dark fruit. Quite pleasant. Could easily have all year round.
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Illywhacker (8) - - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark clear amber with dissipating head. Little aroma - perhaps a little English hop spiciness. Light toffees, burnt toast, roast malt taste but the thin and highly attenuated mouthfeel, and surprisingly high carbonation for the style, throws. Quick bitterness finishes. Not exactly sure what they’re aiming for here; the thin mouth feel prevents it from fulfilling the role of mid-winter comfort beer but the the deeper malt profile disqualifies from being some sort of refreshing American Amber Ale. Frankensteiny, but enjoyable.
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malt aroma. Dark brown amber cloudy colour with little head. Nice malty flavour with smooth finish. Very low carbonation with medium to heavy body.
mattyhennessy (294) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with an amber tinge. Tan head that holds moderately. Earthy aroma with toffee sweetness. Lowish carbonation that brings out the malt character further. Light bodied. Taste is malt driven with charred malt, caramel sweetness and a slight nutty finish. A trusted choice to go back to
cattrall (13) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - JUL 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel chocolate aroma. Reddish brown appearance with no head to speak of. Medium sweetness on the nose with a lightly bitter aftertaste that lingers on the roof of the mouth. Light to medium body - not what I was expecting for a dark ale. Overall pleasant but nothing outstanding.
Ngejo (232) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 31, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Clear, brown, frothy, caramel, chocolate, light sweetness, medium bitterness, light body, average carbonation, & bitter finish.
donniemillan (36) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
It’s pours a black red, roasty aroma with slight toffee. It has a watery taste, medium bitterness.
dfadcock (1) - diamond creek, AUSTRALIA - MAY 2, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Purchased from Liquorland, Diamond Creek, Victoria. Has an earthy, caramel, aroma. No head to speak of, a clear dark brown colour, tasting heavy on the tongue with very little carbonation. Will drink this again. Will have to as I bought a slab!