Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark fruits and some caramel. Taste is also roasty with fruity and caramel notes leading to a minor bitter finish. Pretty decent.
alang51 (38) - Essendon West, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I dont rate this as highly as others. Initially carbonation was high but settled down after a while. This was a stubby, may be diff on tap. Malty flavour with a mild bitter finish but it just lacks a bit of oomph.
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Delivers exactly what it promises... A dark ale. Offers caramel, chocolate and coffee malts on the nose and each can be tasted when you wash this beer down. Tastes better served ice cold, unlike other dark ales which are better at about 6-10 degrees, but then again it is Australia and it’s refreshing to wash down an ice cold beer.
demonsfc (1) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Deep toffee colour with a creamy stable head with great aroma. Found to be very smooth with a fuller feeling in the mouth than other dark ales, yet clean aftertaste.
jkm (217) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark orange red with some visible sediment, most of which settled quite fast. No strong aroma, flavours roast, coffee. An enjoyable ale.
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Little Creatures Dining Hall, Melbourne. Pours cloudy dark amber with a nice creamy beige head leaving lace. Aroma is malty, bready, carame and, a bit sweet. Flavor like aroma, nice bitterness and fruityness. Finishes malty bitter.
ACCtionman (1) - - NOV 8, 2011 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I don’t drink beer and think all sorts of fancy words to express what it is like. I drink beer because it tastes good and this beer tastes good. Had some today while dipping some bread into olive oil and balsamic vinegar and the two tasted great together.
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle clear brown with ruby tinge and light tan head. Decent lace 4
Caramel grains burnt toffee dried apricot hop flavor, floral, 6
Light med body, complex malt light hop flavors some choc and nuts 7
Finishes semi dry 3 O 15
Brenhophead (602) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 20, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had high hopes for this ale by the little creatures guys but sadly i was disapointed. Could hardly smell a thing, maybe slight hint of coffee and malts. Taste was awfully average, hardly any flavour and very little bitterness.
Drewcifer81 (4) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Simple dark ale, with aromas of cereal malts, slightly roasty. Dark in color, as the name implies. Slightly bitter taste, but not bad. Nice medium body, average carbonation, clean finish.
Overall, fairly good. Just nothing horribly special. In context, as the Aussie craft beer movement is just getting going, it’s great. Overall, just average.
Bottle labelled Best By April 2012, bought in a bottle shop in Melbourne.