Brewed by 3 Ravens
Style: Sweet Stout
Thornbury, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A subtly complex stout. A bold, yet hospitable beer, with roasted and chocolate malts to call you in from the cold, sweet Munich and caramel malts to warm you, and oatmeal to wrap you in silky comfort.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ngejo (976) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Black, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation, & astringent finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShaneJ (887) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from Plonk (March 2014). Oily black, minimal light brown head, some lacing, roast grain, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, mild oak, medium sweetness, light bitterness, smooth texture, slightly creamy. Classic stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
Hand pumped. Red tinged brown body with a tan head that is very foamy (from the hand pump). Light bodied for a stout. Interesting texture, however I assume this is from the hand pump. Sweet chocolate flavour with a slight lingering coffee bitterness. Very smooth with a slight smokey finish. Some dried fruit also. Very drinkable. Would havery liked it a little heavier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2014
Bottle. Very good dark considering the abv. Strong flavours and nice mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2016 Dark brown. Thin head. Aroma has a bit of roast and a bit of fruitiness. Taste is light, mostly chocolate, hint of nuttiness. A bit less body and hop and youd have a good mild. Re-rate in 2015 found it thinner and less interesting, resulting in a reduced score.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gnoff (10057) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2013 First rating
Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 25, 2013.
Black color, nice fluffy tan head. Sweet, roasted, metallic, toffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

Bottled 33 cl at Penny Blue, Melbourne. On July 29, 2013.
As "3 Ravens Black Stout".
Clear dark red to black color, big light brown head. Sweet, roasted, chocolate taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterenss. Chocolate, roasted aftertaste. Sweet, roasted, chocolate scent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2013
Nice dark poor with slight lingering head. Subtle roast malts, coffee and chocolate flavours. Little thin a stout for me tasty but not as rich as I like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tommygface (3) - Brunswick East, AUSTRALIA - NOV 22, 2012 does not count
A-Black as charcoal. Firm chocolate head that will never leave. N-Aniseed, chocolate and espresso. Licorice is a big player here. T-Bang on like vegemite toast. Oatmeal and burnt treacle. Slight peat (smokey). Lighter body that doesnt overpower flavour. Simple presence with complex characters. This beer pours so black you cannot see through it, its smells encapsulate you, and it tastes like a potion made by willy wonka himself. The unmistakeable taste of vegemite on well cooked bread makes you do a double take. It puts you into a trance and instead of putting the glass back on the table, you take another sip discovering more characters. I want a bigger body, but I fear if this were so I would not be as intrigued as I currently am.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KeefOz (1785) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2012
Poured an opaque blacvk colour with a moderately thick beige coloured foamy head. Aroma was sweet and with subtle roasted malts. Initail taste of roasted grains but finished up having a very slight smoky flavour. Medium body. Smooth on palate. Long malty finish that develops a smoky/peaty taste. Best left to warm up a bit before drinking. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2981) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2012
Cap popped off like a Champagne cork with the beer in hot pursuit. Another gusher; I filled two snifters with foam and it was still spewing out the neck of the bottle. Once settled, the glass a mess of tannish foam, an opaque midnight brown is the beer with a little mahogany showing in the shallows. There is a hint of rich molasses and Vegemite on the nose over heavily peaty and smoky, burnt grains, dark chocolate and a very strange waft of Stilton cheese. Quite sweet and buttery to start on the palate but this is shrowded by a bold, bitter and rough, all encompassing smokiness with licks of tobacco, ash, peat, smoked meats and lots of chocolate malt. Very long, sweet malty thick finish with lingering tarrish molasses and ash, and again a hint of musky, blue vein cheese. Meaty and firm with light carbonation and a smooth-come-oily backend. Punches a little above its weight. A delicious stout. Very drinkable. (33cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)

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