BrewmeisterEd (61) - USA - MAY 3, 2008
The label on my bottle differs from the picture online - mine had a red baron looking dude surrounded by wheat/wattle?? Anyway, just another tasty beer as far as I’m concerned - still don’t know what a ’wattle’ is and couldn’t really taste anything unique - in my opinion, this was a decent brown ale with a hint of clove - tasty, but nothing really special... Touche (57) - New York, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Really enjoyed this unique beer! Awesome twist to it with the wattle. Caramel and chocolate add great compliments slightly malty beer. Would buy again in a second. mrw1zard (54) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2008
Interesting brew from Oz. More of a chocolately taste than anything else. Once the beer warms, it really brings out the sweetness to it. Quite possibly a good session beer. Something different than we are used to, but good nonetheless.
BellsFan (49) - Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 Saw a local beer store add and thought I’d try it. Won’t buy it again. Reddish brown beer with a unique flavor. Best left on the shelf. DarkBeer (47) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2008
I bit thin for me, but something about the flavor makes me want to try one with a crisp green salad. I’ve never had that thought before while drinking berr.
MelbBrewersJD (44) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2008
An interesting attempt but not one I would be rushing back for. Aroma is different but probably because you are looking for it. Not that keen on the after-taste as it tends to linger. nwilder (40) - DENMARK - APR 10, 2008
Contrary to it’s black suggesting name, it pours a deep reddish copper with a quick coarse beige head. The aroma suggests caramel, toffee, chocolate, raisens and is very similar to the Bocks of Southern Germany. Upon tasting, it becomes apparent that we have wandered into the dark department of a candy factory. Massive caramel and chocolate notes dominate, flanked by a smooth toffee character. All balancing out nicely, as it finishes with a fine dry bitterness. ux04 (30) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2008
Pours well, thin head, really pleasant aroma! Taste is smooth and a rather complex lingering palate. One of the better red ales I know of. DockerDan (28) - Killaloe, IRELAND - NOV 19, 2006
Malt aroma nearly overpowers the more subtle floral notes. It is Amber in colour and faily well conditioned. The malt flavours are stunning. Its like being in the malting house on a summers day. Labarde (22) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
330 ml bottle. Delicious malty banana and pudding aroma with hints of wattle. Clear copper colour. Head dissipated quickly. Light kind of malty flavour with caramel notes and some wattle at the end. An interesting beer.