BarossaLuke (494) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark brown in colour, very little roast malt or any real malt character. Palate is very light & a bit thin without a lot going for it. Dissapointing beer really.
floydian1 (708) - FNQ, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle from DMs. Near jet black pour with medium beige head that laces nicely. Roasted malts, burnt sugar and faint dark chocolate on the nose. Palate is quite light bodied with dark malty flavours and a light bitter finish. Not the most flavoursome stout but quite quaffable.
imaragingbull (494) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with light brown tinge and light creamy tan head and well covered lacing. Aromas of light roasty acrid malts, oats, floral hops and light doughy and some yeasty esters. Light medium body, creamy carbonation, light roasty and acrid flavour, chocolate, and creamy oat character.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Pours thick and black looking in the glass with an even layer of light brown foam. Mildly bitter roasted malt aroma with a hint of vanilla and chocolate. Full laboured with a nice burnt aftertaste.
Maris (745) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 500ml bottle on 7/4/2013. Pours the darkest of amber with just a hint of a head. Has a mild caramel malt aroma. Flavour wise, it’s fairly line and length, with some caramel and coffee, with a relatively sharp roasty bitterness. Could use a little more sweetness imo, but otherwise quite nice.
LarryBeast (265) - - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Dark mahogany with tan, creamy head. Light toast, hazelnut milk chocolate and a sort of brassiness. Light, thin, medium-bodied. Inoffensive and unexciting.
Bif (1020) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a tan creamy head that fades to lacing. Aroma of malt some coffee and bit of caramel. Taste of malt, some coffee and caramel. Mild bitterness and a tart finish. Fairly medium body, smooth but not quite creamy. Not a bad stout but is a bit short on flavor to make it anything but average.
ALLOVATE (2098) - Butler, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle for belated St. Pat’s celebrations. Produced up a deepest ruddy brown, thinly looking and bright as bright. Big, mountainous rocky tannish crown is shortlived yet manages to mess up the glass well. Softly spicy, herbal and vegetal nose with underlying notes of burnt sugar, treacle and Vegemite™. Very dry, peaty and heaving with loam and top-soil, and gritty malt flavours. Considerably bitter, a blend of black malts and sharp, herbal hops before it drops off short. Body is lean, but not overly so to detract this as a dry stout. The carbonation softening off as it warms further. Light coffee and dark chocolate - and by light I mean hidden deep in the depths. I don’t know which way to face on this one as I reckon it is a step ahead of the Blackwych in that I could quaff these with great ease all afternoon. Points for that alone. Not bad!!! (50cL, BB 18/01/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)
Lagerboy (661) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darkest brown, no hue, small foamy mocha head fades fast. Mild sweet chocolate roasted malt aroma. Starts thin, chocolate, light toasted malts, some coffee, caramel and cola notes. Softly carbed, light bodied, low hopped. A little watery and easy to drink. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. Good starter Tout for Lagerboys. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Eyrish (31) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of Lagerboy (a St Paddy’s special). Leprechaun shit brown(with auburn hues) pours with a light head, which leaves a decent lace. Minor carbonation. Sweet vanilla coffee nose. Definite coffee forward flavours. Finishes with a cigarette butt after taste... Fairly thin for a stout ( or tout in this case) A free beer is a good beer and this was a nice way to start my day. Wouldn’t recommend this to anyone unless it was the day of the Irish. Cause on this special day, we give thanks that we are even drinking!