orange_3084 (127) - 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 (1139) - 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 (1102) - 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.
Jado (657) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a light cola brown with a small head. Couldn’t get much aroma, maybe some floral notes. The body is quite thin, with some caramel and light hop flavours. I thought this would be a bit more robust and was a bit disappointed with it. Easy drinking for sure, but a bit ho-hum.
Bif (1697) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Pours a deep mahogany color with a small head that fades to no real lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Flavor of roasted malt, bit of caramel sweetness and dark fuit. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Fairly light body, smooth and creamy. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, pretty good for the style. Worth a try.
fletchfighters (1255) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark toffee/caramel color. Go figure. Nice two finger head that slowly fades away leaving nice lacing.
Thin nose but enough roasted malts and caramel to get by.
Thin, watery caramel with roasted malts. Good carbonation and good roast finish.
Easy to drink but not complex or something you have to think about.
shmang (4) - - AUG 1, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good beer, easy to drink. Not a real standout beer however. A little watery with very subtle flavours, lacking the strong chocolate/caramel flavours that we love, it would be good for the occasional dark drinker.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. An enjoyable beer. Nice malt characteristics with a subtle hop bitterness.