Bill Becker (2002) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 9, 2017 ClarkVV (6940) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2008 bottle, early 2008 from Sunset Grill.
Large, force carbonated head is off-white and held by a clear dark golden body.
Pretty basic, rather clean amber ale, with light, fluffy floral/perfume notes from the yeast and hints of nutty, lightly biscuity notes on the end.
Surprisingly "fresh" in flavor, but the bottles were newly distributed and probably hadnt sat long in the warehouse. A lightly creamy mouthfeel supported no doubt by the proteins/starches of the wattle seed (and lack of age on the beer). Nuttiness abounds, with mineral water, light caramel and hints of doughiness. No hops or alcohol notes to be found here.
From Apr 2008
This pours from 330 ml bottle(best by 04/24/08) a clear amber brown with a 2 finger head of billowy foam that doesn't appear to be going any where soon. Yep, great head retention with some good lacing.
The smell is *very* malty. I can also smell notes of milk chocolate.
The taste is on the sweet side as I'm getting some caramel malt, chocolate, and another sweetness that I can't put into words properly. Must be the Wattle seed. OK, I'm getting some nutty notes now that I didn't notice in the initial sips...kind of like hazelnut(me a big fan of Rogue HN) and that's kicking up the drinkability factor for me but just a bit. This is not something I would want to try to session on. For a lack of better words, it's too unusual.
It has a medium mouthfeel, the carbonation is lightly done, and it finishes with a mix of sweetness and nuttiness and the mf gets a bit watery. I like it but I don't think I could drink more than 1 at a sitting. Maybe it will grow on me, who knows.
Cost: US$9.99 a six pack. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
Golden syrup aroma. Dark brown in colour with ok head. Chocolate malt flavor with excellent aftertaste. Low carbonation with medium body and good warmth. Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. Nothing particularly special. The ’Australian’ flavour is there, but not in the way advertised: It has that lagery hop smell and thin mouthfeel. oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2013
[email protected]jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2012
(backlog). Reddish copper colour, mediumsized off-white to beige head, that leaves lace. Aroma is nutty, caramelly, some crystal maltyness as well as some spicyness. Flavour follows the same pattern, but considering it’s 5.8 %, it has got a very thin palate.
330ml bottle. I’m just updating my records. A very nice beer. Nice malty beer.
Billicus (296) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Aroma, backstrap molasses, malt syrup
color, meduim amber hue hardly any head
taste, rich maltness, then a molasses syrup taste, full bodied
overall, ok, not bad, really heavy Molasses flavor, this was the best beer I had last nite! callmemickey (4561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
A: A tad lighter then a chestnut brown with a thin off-white bubbly head that was almost non-existent in a minute...
S: Caramel and coffee malts... faint floral hop background...
T: Mostly caramel flavored malts, coffee enters toward the middle before a soft hop finish...
M: Smooth and a tad thin for my liking...
O: Goes down easy, but that isn’t always the point...
SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
Bottle from Keg N bottle #2: Poured with a thick and frothy layer of foam head while the liquid was a light English tea color. My nose detects a sweet aroma of caramel malts, honey, and some light nectar or pollen from a flower. The flavor is boring but I can’t imply that it is totally bland since there are notes of sweet toffee styled malts, semi bitter hops, and an undertone of tobacco or leaves used to make tea. This has been a six pack that has been hitting a lot of stores lately and it makes me wonder who is buying this? Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2011
As GT2 pointed out, I tasted a brew labeled Barons Native Range Black Wattle Original Ale - since this bottle came direct from Oz, a gift from Susan Tapper. In this edition, the beer’s as unusual as you might think Australia is: great red-amber color, plenty of malty taste (caramel, toffee). Plus there’s sweet nut, chocolate...and molasses. This must be from the wattle seed. No way to tell if these are the beer’s "normal" tastes. One truly weird thing: I left the last inch or so in a glass, in the sun, while I was doing chores: the HOT beer emphasized the brew’s unusual flavors. It’s an acquired taste, but rather nice! jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Copper in color with a small off-white head. Taste is of toast, caramel, and grain. Aroma is of malt, bread, caramel, and light hops.