ALLOVATE (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2017
Incredibly poor ratings given this is one of the very few remaining beers a major brewer has no need to keep brewing. It is a brew, though adjusted and cheapened as a product, that still has that subtle nuances and complexities that just taste of years gone by. Skarecrow (973) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2017
Into its own middy at cellar temperature. Black as midnight with only a deepest, darkest brown showing in the very shallows. Satin shine to the tannish, tight foam atop that lasts and leaves a very fine lace. Aroma is dominated by toasted almond meal and Ovaltine™ drops with hits of marzipan, milk chocolate, Dutch cocoa powder, salted caramel and beef OXO™ cubes with an enveloping note of damp loam and rock moss - considerably complex. Creamy and full on the palate, soft in carbonation. Smoky version of the nose on the palate. Peppery, twiggy bark and charred wood meets the ’Hell’s Kitchen’ version of a great ganache of chocolate makes up the most. Long, long aftertaste of ashen malt, bitter Dutch cocoa, top-soil, roasted almonds and raw, milled peanuts. A true ’swish around your mouth and be perplexed by’ ale I’m always impressed by. Maybe it is a taste of home as I am Victorian through and through, but maybe it is just the fact they are still brewing this. Delicious!!! (37,5cL, BB 12/01/19, Lord Newry, Fitzroy North, Victoria)
330ml bottle from Gladstone Park Hotel, Melbourne. Patersoi (178) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
Black color with not much head to speak of.
Taste is vague roasted malt with coffee note but other wise thin palate.
Awesome bouquet. Pours black with nice tan head. A touch thin though. Good flavour balance with a sweet hint up front quickly pulled back into line by the burnt charcoal bitter finish. Long chocolate and coffee finsh and more bouquet. Nice
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ColaKid (82) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2014
Alright mongrels, put your arrogance aside and respect this old man classic mongrel beer, don’t cock block the jock, you wouldn’t exist scumbags. I drank this in parks while you were pissing in your bed dog face. This is CUBs finest beer dorks/dickheads. CMON JOHNNY RAMBO, drink some of this classic old man invalid beer!!! Hutch368 (3) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2014 does not count
This is not pretending to be anything. It’s just a really good drinking stout at what I believe is a great price. I’m sitting in a pub having dinner and it’s the cheapest beer on the list.....and that list include some tasteless concoctions from the same producer. We’ll done
Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Mild fruity aroma. Pours a lovely near black colour with a tan head that fades. Thinner on the palette than some stouts but pleasant none the less. Flavour is roasted malt, fruits and spices. Not my favourite stout but still a pleasure to drink. Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Black, minimal head, tan foam, medium bitterness, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish. Capa (3490) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Dark body with a lightly tan head. Roasted malts, light chocolate, a bit of malt, powdered cocoa. Medium bodied. Bittersweet, roast finish. Pretty decent stout. Muggus69 (2748) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2013
375mL bottle. Reduced to Clear at local Woolworths Liquor gnoff (11042) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
Deep near-black body, thin film of tan foam sticks around.
Moderate intensity aroma; cocoa, molasses, some woody hop and bready yeast.
High carbonation, bit thin and watery for strength and style, dries out quite quickly.
More cocoa on the body, bit of liquorice, flavour drops away to reveal a bit of yeasty "CUB" twang that lingers with a moderate bitterness.
Disappointing; certainly not on par with other macrobrewed Aussie stouts.
Bottled 375 ml from Dan Murphy’s, Eltham (Melbourne), on August 4, 2013.
Dark brown to pretty much black color, brown head. Sweet, port, vinous, raisin, chocolate scent. Sweet, malty, roasted taste. Grainy, roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.