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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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Deliciously creamy and roast dry stout with an intense lingering dark bitter/sweet chocolate finish.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2006
This delicious beer just had me thinking of tiramisu, which isn’t a bad thing. Lots of creamy coffee and dark chocolate, but could do better without the nitro IMHO, which instills a smoothness that seems to truncate the flavours a bit unfortunately.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (391) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1117) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
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

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (867) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2013
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2003
Transparent black colour, great head retention but you'd expect that off nitro. Really good, grainy, roasty aroma (like dark rye bread now that Betty mentions it). Good solid malt, roasty but certainly not burnt like Coopers Stout. Would have liked more bitterness though. Slightly creamy body but seemed a lot closer to regular gas than Guinness, Kilkenny etc (which is good of course). With more bitterness this would be my favourite stout, as it is it's still very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2004
NFOB 2004. On tap in a plastic cup (sigh). Deep purple/black colour, fairly small head. A very good stout featuring roasted chocolate/coffee flavours. Unfortunately for this beer it is the shadow of its big imperial brother. Nice though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3059) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (3298) - 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 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1908) - 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.


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