aracauna (3734) - Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2008
Pours a clear amber with a small head. The aroma has a nice nuttiness, kind of along the lines of a hazelnut. The flavor has a decent maltiness, but very little hop character. A slightly soapy quality to the finish, but not in an offensive way. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2008
Pours a mahogany color w/ a shortlived froth receding fast leaving a silk canopy. Aromas of mildly roasted malts and bread. Medium full nectar w/ soft residual effers. Mildly malty sweet and roasted w/ toast, cocoa, and stonefruit. Theres a trace of hop bittering on the the finish w/ lingering cocoa. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 11, 2008
12oz. bottle. Malty, sweet, toasty and very lightly fruity aroma, with notes of caramel and hazelnut and fainter hints of cocoa and black raspberry. Clear dark amber-brown in color with a fading head. Flavor is a fairly interesting blend of dark malt sweetness, tangy fruit and milky chocolate, some cola here as well, with a nutty, lightly bitter and spicy finish. Carbonation is rather sharp on the thinnish palate, body is medium. Pretty tasty, really, and kind of mysterious in a foreign way; as it turns out, Black Wattle is actually a type of acacia. It’s pretty easy to see why this is the highest rated offering from this brewery. beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - APR 15, 2008
This ale pours a deep amber color from a 33cl bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head, with nice retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel, slightly nutty and sweet. Perhaps a touch of chocolate in there as well. A medium bodied spiced ale. The malts are caramel and nutty. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Its kind of amber like, yet it has a big malt backbone with some chocolate flavors. A touch nutty and there is some flavor I can’t place, the wattle seeds I’m guessing. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and nutty. merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAY 4, 2008
$10 a sixpack at the Schnuck’s grocery chain in Evansville. Pours a clear dark copper body with a generous beige head that retains well and leaves plenty of lacing. Aroma is very muted, just some chocolate nuttiness. Tastes like a decent brown ale. Chocolate, some bitter dark roast, and a pervasive nuttiness that must be the enigmatic wattle seed. Very little hops presence. Not a bad brown ale but prohibitively priced.
BrianHagmeier (299) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2008
Pours is beautiful red with a modest foamy head. Nice sweet roasted aroma maybe chocolate. Very sweet nutty and slight chocolate flavor with a heavy body. Finish is a bit stale. ekstedt (7033) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2008
Bottle (33 cl), thanks gnoff. Clear copper with a medium beige head. Nutty malt aroma with earthy and herbal notes. Medium bodied and smooth. A mild sweetness is followed by a dry and bitter finish. mjg74 (3230) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle from Valley Farm Market. Ruby in color upon pouring. Somewhat sweet and malty smelling. Some dark fruit qualities as well. Sweet roasted malty flavors seem to dominate. Some chocolate as well. Roasty finish. Reminds me of a schwarzbier or dunkel. Pretty enjoyable. vikingguy (1106) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours copper-red with a lot of carbonation and quick diminishing white head. A lot of caramel in the aroma. Pleasantly surprised by the flavor. Light caramel malt, toasted nuts with a good hop balance & slight hint of chocolate. This brew has a nice crispness which balances out the sweetness. Horay for the Wattle Seed! Dervock (1552) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2009
Bottle - deep amber colour, with a frothy magnolia head. Chocolate and toffee flavours up front, with a roast malt finish. Nicely full bodied. The first Barons beer I had was their lager and did not like it, this has completely redeemed them in my eyes and I will be trying more of theor beers!