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


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Deliciously creamy and roast dry stout with an intense lingering dark bitter/sweet chocolate finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2010
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (397) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frankcolub (83) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5047) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2404) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3071) - 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.

   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.

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