RafeAU (154) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I have had this many times and it is usually delicious - my 2nd favourite beer at the Wig and Pen. However last time I got it, 26 July 2014, I think it was a bad batch - lactic acid sourness, not very pleasant. I hope it’s back to normal next time and I can revise this rating because it’s usually an absolutely fantastic stout.
Choos (618) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: some sock and malt
App: black, tan head sheet lacing
Flavour: malt, choc, nut and hop character
Palate: finishes lightly hoppy and grainy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
KeefOz (939) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 5/3/2014. Draught at "Wig & Pen", Canberra. Poured an opaque black with a one-finger tan frothy head that retained well and provided filmy lace for the whole drink. Aroma of nice soft mild roasted malt with richness as well as a trace of coffee; roasted malt remained mild for the whole drink. Taste quite sweet caramel with a slightly bitter roasted grain. Medium body. Smooth, soft, creamy and slightly dry with a trace of roasted grain on the finish. Very good!
Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Wig & Pen in Canberra. The pub was full and loud, but I had to try this before turning away. Great stout. Creamy with plenty of nitro, sour, full of chocolate, ashes and that constant dryness and medium body. Very much like a Murphy’s. It could have been better enjoyed had it been served at a higher temperature.
fletchfighters (1097) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on Nitro at Wig and Pen in Canberra
Jet black with a thin, light brownish cream head. Looks like guinness. Shocker. Excellent lacing left through drinking. Layers and layers of film.
Nose is roast, coffee, chocolate, cream, treacle, and slightly woody.
Taste is roast, coffee, chocolate, cream . Very straightforward.
Medium bodied. nearly perfect carbonation for the style. Dry roast, chocolate and coffee finish with good touches of spicy bitterness.
Does not dissappoint
hawthorne00 (2473) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap. Black with a small light tan hed that coats the glass. Aroma: dark roast, licorice, treacle. Taste has roasted malt, burnt caramel, singed cream, licorice. Grassy, slightly spicy bitterness. Like everything you want to be in draft Guinness. Lovely.
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty creamy stout with low carbonation but plenty of creamy head. Very tasty
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Black garnet hued body with a small dense brown head. Aroma-taste of tar, wood, coffee-chocolate with a roast bitter finish (the taste is stronger than the aroma). Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Nice
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at local taphouse. delicious beer. pours dark with a creamy brown head. very smooth, with a roasted/toasted flavour. light chocolate in the aftertaste
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours black with red highlights and a creamy off-white head that settles a little a leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, roast and to a lesser extent coffee. Flavour is strongly roasty. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and silky smooth with a lingering roasted bitter finish.