jonno (2917) - JAPAN - MAR 12, 2010
Decent stout. With a bit more body this could be a contender. As it is its velvety smooth with lots of chocolate (especially on the nose) and residual sugary finish. Not too roasty. Pleasant but passes you by a bit too easy. Also these guys must have the most boring beer names in history. I mean black, dark, bronze, 55 etc...geez! Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle poured into a DFH snifter produced a finger worth of coco colored head that when off to a thin lace. The body of the brew was a typical black stout color.
Aromas from the brew were what I expected typical roasted malts. Coffee and chocolate were right up front. It had a nice bitter coffee flavor with enough malt sweetness to keep it real drinkable. It was a tad light for me in the mouthfeel department but had good carbonation.
A easy to drink stout, it went down nice on this cold day. If I had another I would have drank that one too, so it is very sessionable. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle 330ml. I love this stout. Roasted aroma, very chocolaty, and it also has liquorice and coffee. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Silky palate, and medium-to-full body. Black colour, with a frothy off-white head.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 11, 2010
Bottle. Pours jet black, though a deep mahogany when held up to the light. Lively tan coloured head pours about an inch think. Very lively carbonation. I can hear it as I pour. Aromas of choclate, dark fruits and some smoke. Flavours of roasted malt and not a lot else. Mouthfeel is quite thin and the carbonation is to lively. Unfortunately flavours didn’t live up to the aromas. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle. Pours black with a foamy tan head that doesn’t last long. Slightly burnt aroma has notes of roast malt, dark chocolate, smoke and coffee. Flavour is similar but with more chocolate and some caramel. Smooth, oily mouthfeel, minimal carbonation and a roasty, smoky finish. Not particularly sweet. Quite a nice stout without being overly exciting.
hawthorne00 (4115) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2011 Pours black, tiny tan head - not what others have seen apparently. Perhaps mine had been skulking around on the shelves a while. Not that it harmed the experience. Chocolate, coffee and oats aroma. Mild roasted coffee and cocoa. Not all that sweet. [7 2 7 4 16 3.6]Davros (3282) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2009
Bottle. Big gusher - as was another I had recently. That and some very mild sour apple notes suggest infection, but mostly it just seems a tad overcarbonated. After a fair while the silky texture returns and the taste and balance are about the same.
Pitch black pour, good persistent tan head.
Big rich malty aroma, with lots of milk chocolate, vanilla and nutty notes. I think there’s some cinnamon in there? Damn good anyway.
Roasted malt is big upon tasting, with hints of coffee and smoke.
Thick rich body, creamy carbonation is slightly too lively. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2009
Draught at Lambsgo Bar, Melbourne. Pours dark brown with a tanned head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, caramel, coffee and smoke. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Malty finish. madquacker (1170) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2009
A little unrefined but a great bubbling nasty looking black dotted foamed concoction. Charry and flat. Very good. gam (4078) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2008
Big tan head on a dark opaque stout,carbonation right,aroma malty chocolate,coffee,notes of oatmeal,milky smell.Flavour mild for a start but good roasted tastes,oatmeal,bitter roasted caramel,malt chocolate,slight grittyness to velvet touch,love me stouts,this is good.Finish roasted full flavours,sweet.