M_Sack (367) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep toffee colour. Head quickly dissipates. Chocolate, a whiff of nuts and cherry cola sweetness. The roastiness lacking in the aroma is present immediately on the palate, again with chocolate and slight nutty flavours. A good level of bitterness keeps a fair amount of sweetness in check, allowing for an enjoyable cool night beer.
Niksko (325) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a beautiful ruby red with off white head. Nose is sweet and malty, with red fruits like raspberry. Flavour is sweet, with a floral honey note. Finish us slightly smoky with some coffee bitterness. Body is light to medium, and the carbonation is a bit under for me. Pretty decent.
Rangi (572) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a bad ale and one that I go for at the australian pubs where the only other alternative is carlton. Some nice flavours but just not as deep as I want. Bit thin on the palate.
Westkyoto77 (515) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not nearly as nice now as it was when I first tried it a few years ago. Dark, earthy tones, reasonable aroma of malt, but something lacking in palate and taste.
Gramoit (353) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty average beer but not awful by any means, its one I have every now again.
orange_3084 (90) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Dark brown colour with thin head. Sweet malty aroma of chocolate, caramel and fruits. Quite thin bodied. Taste is sweet and slightly roasty. Nice smooth finish.
KeefOz (892) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Story Bridge Hotel. Poured a translucent black with a red tint. It had a thin off-white bubble head and laced OK. Aroma of roasted grain and a touch of coffee. Taste sweet malt followed by a very faint hops bitterness. Medium body. Short smooth sweet finish. Overall quite sweet.
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Look I reckon this beer is ok for what it's trying to do. Light cola, malt and Citrus aromas. Taste isn't huge but has light biscuit, caramel & citrus hop flavors. Little bitterness at the end. Not bad
sajuuk (28) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours as a honeyed dark brown, clear liquid with a few lingering bubbles and a minimal, slick head. The aroma is a bit like cola, burnt and malty with coffee. The taste is watery and salty. This is a light bodied beer with a slightly oily texture, mild carbonation and a very mild bitter finish. Overall, this is a nice beer with a malty burnt flavour that is a nice contrast to its light texture.
Sethmerlin (6) - - SEP 2, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Misses the mark for me. Looks appetizing but falls short on everything. Aroma very light, thin, not much body. Lacks the depth of malt flavours I’d expect in a dark. Refreshing, probably nice summer session beer, just not my thing.