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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19220) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2006
Draught (nitro dispensed) at the brewpub. Really black, creamy beige head. Fruity licorice aroma. Intense ans soldly malty with soft, creamy mouthfeel. Tarry, bitter finish. Unlike most nitro dispensed beers it doesn’t feel dead and stale, but rather fresh and complex.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 17, 2003
had this on tap at the nfob03 and on nitro at the brewoub a week later and both times it was great stuff. very dark purple, initial flavour a strange mix of coffee and plum, though the plum died down. some strange all bran in the finish instead of bitterness. on nitro the aroma was a more pronounced coffee liqueur. tasted of chocolate and vanilla cream. low on hops but a lush, rich reward

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2003
Mine wasn't nitro unlike eczematics. Deep brown to black. Really nice stout. Smell of roasted malt and chocolate. very chcocolatey and roasty, with a soft, rounded mouthfeel. Some tart acidity surprisingly. Finish is bitter and rich. A lovely stout, one of my fave Aussie beers. Had at the Brissy Festival of beers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3106) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3051) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2370) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
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.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1769) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stew41 (1725) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
Jet black with a perfectly formed coffee coloured head. Nose doesn’t give much away; faint chocolate roasted notes at best. Excellent texture. Dark chocolate notes, appropriately creamy, on a very low fizz palate. Easy to see why this is the top ranked beer from the house.

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.


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