vanvenlo (1885) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Dan Murphy’s bottle (17/9/2014) Light choc aroma.Light plum choc flavour.Think mouthfeel&choc finish&spice veg malt aftertaste. orange_3084 (127) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
Deep reddish brown with good clarity if you hold it up to the light. Medium tan head with good lacing. Nice cocoa aroma with mild coffee notes. Taste is pleasantly bitter, with some pleasantly mild roasty flavour. There’s a touch of toffee sweetness, but it takes second fiddle. Finish is a bit short. gyllenbock (9177) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle bought in Brisbane, August 2014. Black with a small tan head. A bit sweet with roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee. The finish was dry and with some bitterness. A soft and east to drink one. A good one. RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Very dark, small tan head quickly disappears. very rich dark coffee chocolate roast aromas. Similar rich burnt malt, coffee flavours. Moderately bitter finish. A bit of carbonation, thin body. A lot of flavour here - nice one! [note to self - I remember Coopers best extra stout as being quite similar] sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Poured a ruddy dark brown with a large, dense and mostly lasting orange-hued mid-brown head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts and dark, dried fruits. Flavours of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts balanced by a dark fruit tang all with a bitter ashiness towards the finish. Medium-ish body with medium, drying carbonation and an enduring malt-bitter finish.
PaB02 (13) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
Pretty solid India black ale. A little thin wit the roasted malts and even the hops are a little subdued but it works. Full mouth feel with no nasty lingering flavours. One if the best black IPAs I've tried so far KeefOz (1838) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2016 Draught at Archive Beer Boutique, West End. On nitro tap. Poured an opaque black with a one-finger dense foam head that took ages to settle out then retained very well and laced as a thick coating on the ide of the glass - very nice looking. Carbonation low and fine. Aroma subtly of roasted grain and with slight sweetness; a bit ordinary. Taste initially of moderately strong roasted grain, a slight sweetness, and slight coffee bitterness; nice flavours all round. Heavy body. Very smooth, very creamy, slightly dry, slightly sweet and with a short slightly coffee bitterness on the finish. Good!
BB 3/FEB/15. Poured an opaque black with a mahogany edge tint. Had a 5mm light tan foamy head that retained poorly and laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma slightly of roasted grain, a trace earthy and with slight sweetness; a bit ordinary. Taste strongly of roasted grain, a trace of smoke, a hint of sweetness, and slight bitterness; good flavour. Medium body, a bit thin for a stout. Dry with slight sweetness, slight smoke, and roasted grain bitterness on finish. Stoogemobile (16) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2014
Pretty good. Perfect for a cloudy, dark and cold day. A bit nutty... Dark fruits. Medium body crazymorton (25) - AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2014
coffee, roasty, chocolate, earthy, basement aromas, smoke, black, cloudy, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
I am a stout fan, this one ticks many boxes for me. mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2014
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Very sweet aromas of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and slight fruity sweetness that was unexpected. There is nice level of carbonation that has nice mouthfeel. Flavour also has some roasted nuts, malt and dark cocoa. Some excellent complexity.