Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper with ruby highlights and a large lasting head.
Nose shows green, spicy, grapefruit hops with nutty darker malts and hints of chocolate in the background. Neither hops nor malt leap out of the glass, quite a good balance.
First up upon tasting the malt seems to lead the way, with more nutty and lightly roasted notes. The hops mainly show up as a green, spicy finish of mild bitterness.
Carbonation is too high, creating very dry finish.
floydian1 (800) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Little Creatures Dining Hall in Melbourne (recommended). Appears cloudy light brown with a medium tan head. Nose of caramel, nuts, raisins and a hint of dark chocolate. Flavour is toasty and fruity with a mild bitter hop finish. Smooth creamy mouthfeel with an easy drinkability. Medium bodied. Nice.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown still body over thin but sticky looking brown head. Nose of dark fig and caramel. Slightly roasty flavour, walnuts are a focus, slightly sour finish. Feels like a nut brown ale. A bit lifeless bit pleasantly clean palate. Its been a while since I had something interesting, so Iím feeling good about this.
bmeup (488) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great colour of dark amber with lastin creamy head. Some sweet malt, spice and caramel when stirred. Reminds me of Boags Wizard though a little darker. Not a lot happening here.
strings (377) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice surprise - lots of character, very full-bodied and surprisingly fruity for a brown ale. Good kick of bitterness with chicory notes.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darke reddish colour, quite clear. Beige head that dissipates reasonably quickly. Sweet, fruity aroma with toffee or caramel touches. Light and creamy feel to it with a warming, bitter after taste.
Pyobon (798) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear slightly reddish brown, no head. Sweet fruity malty aroma, maybe hint of raisins. Medium body and carbonation. Tangy / fruity with rich malt and hint of chocolate. A little bit of pleasant bitterness in the finish. A very well balanced good dark beer.
mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle. Dark brown in colour with a full head of tan foam. Copper when held to the light and hard to detect any distinguishable aroma. Faint coffee aroma comes through. Taste of roasted chestnuts that leaves a long aftertaste. Medium bodies.
ofey (65) - Doncaster, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really like this. Had it at The Fox Hotel in Melbourne. I didnít like the fact they served it to me in the wrong kind of glass though.
Nice initial taste and had a very full flavour.
TimE (2810) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber "malt driven" brew with caramel, toffee, chocolate and dark fruit. Decent depth, but felt it would have been better unpasteurized. Just came across as a stepping stone beer, which isnít a bad thing if that is what they are aiming for, but not going to over impress me.