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Brewed by Wig & Pen Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Canberra, ACT, Australia

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deliciously creamy and roast dry stout with an intense lingering dark bitter/sweet chocolate finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankcolub (69) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2010
Tap, Great stout, nice dark chocolate colour , Smooth and creamy ,chocolate and cream flavour , full body ,leaves a soft , smooth aftertaste, Beautiful Beer, shame you can only get at pub on tap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3182) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2010
Lots of coffee, dark fruit and a touch of molasses. Dry, smooth body. Moderate coffee bitter finish. The best beer of the day in a sea of fairly mediocre offerings.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
Tap. Great beer, tasted like an imperial stout. Aromas of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is long-lasting, with sweet and bitter notes. Full body and creamy palate. Black colour, with a long-lasting, thick, off-white head.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2009
Draught at Wig & Pen, Canberra. Pours dark brown with reddish hues and a creamy brown head that left a nice lacing around the glass. Coffee dominates the aroma with notes of cocoa as well. The flavour is roasted coffee (no surprise), dark chocolate and cream. Literally a velvet smooth mouthfeel and a pleasant lingering bitterness in the finish, which makes this a very easy drinker. Absolutely delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1823) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
Tap at the brew pub; nitro.

Clean easy-drinking stout, some chocolate, a bit of coffee and licorice, relatively sweet. Interesting fruit/spicy touches. Nice beer again; nothing exceptional but really solid.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2008
Tried on tap in lovely Canberra. This one looked the goods, black body with a small but lasting light tan head and solid rings of lacing again. Burnt notes in the aroma with coffee and grains in the taste. Not too complex or anything ust very easy to drink.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2008 Draught at the brewhouse. Arrived a pitch black colour, with a dense creamy tan head which was fully lasting and left rings of lace. Aroma was of milky espresso, with coffee sweets, dark and white chocolate and some burnt malts. Taste had bucket loads of milky/strong coffee, with some dark chocolate, burnt malts, some licorice and touched of vinalla in the back. Body was medium to full with a thick and creamy texture, soft carbonation and a good finish. Truly one of the best stouts I have ever had.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madquacker (1041) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 15, 2007
Arrived at my table with a rich complex black colour with a smooth and creamy head. Chocolate predominates. Huge depth. Not really comparable to other stouts as it almost stands alone in terms of style. Abit sweet but well balanced.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
edwardfricker (9) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2007 does not count
There is no better stout. The head is so beautiful you feel a criminal to destroy it, it feels gorgeous to drink it. An amazing prize and a shame it isn’t distributed.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2006
Yep, king of the stouts and with good reason. Smooth and plenty creamy with so much chocolate and cream flavour that its like a meal all at once. Best Aussie stout by a considerable margin as most are watery and without flavour. Excellent


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