omhper (18329) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Stew41 (1624) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found the aroma satisfying. Heavy in roasted malt, which gave it a creamy mouthfeel. Lots of flavour, including a hint of a hint of cherry. (NFOB2004)
Lunkie (1309) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malt aroma. Black coca cola colour with a very big thick foamy head. Malt roasted chocolate flavour with a dash of bitterness. Smooth palate.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting to note how much the other guys liked this as this sort of stout should be right up my alley; certainly a very roasty brew and a little sweet with some hint of banana, did not have the intensity of coffee, chocolate flavours I had expected.