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 (632) - 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.
fleagle (16) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at a burger joint in Melbourne. Pours an attractive dark orange brown with a few centimeters of head that soon melts away. Has a slightly sweet, toasty bread aroma with a well balanced bitterness, medium body and average carbonation. I could drink more of this.
Lucamanman (18) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from brewery. Nice dark brown colour with tan head. Nice roasted malt taste. Overall good taste and smooth to drink. Would buy again.
Jotaigna (9) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2011 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer strength its the hop aroma. Citrus fruity floral is almost a perfume I´d like to wear. I´d guess a lot of American hops are added late in the boil for flavour and aroma only. It has an appealing brown coppery colour with a fluffy light tan head that stays put all the time. The taste continues showing everything that makes a hoppy beer good, although the malt balance is a bit off, since its not as malty as I would have liked for a ¨dark¨ ale. There is now enough caramel, bread or sweetness to set it aside from their pale ale. There is no hop harshness in the finish and the yeast caracter is subdued and pleasant. This beer is almost perfect, if only it had a bit of munich/vienna malt for malty goodness.
maneliquor (3372) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Doesn’t pour like a dark beer at all, rather a dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is dried fruits, roasted malts, slight maple. Very easy drinking. Taste is all about the malts. Roasted malts and not much else. Not bad for a quaffer
crispi (106) - AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle. dark clear ruby red, with tanned head, moderately carbonated. quite hopped, with maltiness, with quite a bit of bitterness, and some sourness. not a great mouthfeel - quite sharp, medium bodied, with slightly sticky texture. essence of spruce or herbs.
DelBoy1203 (4) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2011 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark brown colour with a few centimetres of beige head that thins quickly. Nice hoppy flavour once the beer reaches a decent serving temperature. Malty after taste. Light-bodied with a medium to low carbonation.
A delicious beer that can be enjoyed with a meal or as a session beer.
ALLOVATE (2522) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
OK, time to rate the Rabbit. I hate rating beers that I’ve happily quaffed in the past with no hesitation, kind of like Kaiserdom Pilsener and Oettinger Pils, I start to see them in new light and am quick to fault them after rating on this site, and that sucks!
Damp, fresh cut herbs, weeds and forest floor must on the nose, just a touch of powdered cocoa, rust and nutmeg spice. Looks the part, looks the part, looks the part, then it doesn’t. Head goes up, glides then falls back to a loose bubblebath of tan that leaves a fine lace. Bright and radiant, tawny chestnut body, well charged with medium bubbles. Mild acridity to it, tones of rust and tannins grip and twist the tongue, weedy and gassy into the swallow, dusty with mild bitterness with pronounced hopping. Quite thin, watery, has a good sweet length to it like toffee and chocolate malt. Drawn woodiness, not much backbone to it, mid-palate is barren of flavour, dry. Been a while since my last and this seems a weaker (not just ABV) version of itself. Much better not to have rated this as now I don’t feel like another, and that also sucks!!! (33cL, 4.9% ABV, 04/06/11, West Coast Liquor, Clarkson)