ChewyBeer (456) - SOUTH AFRICA - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 Appearance: nearly black with thin tan head
Aroma: earthy, roast malts
Palate: medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation
Taste: earthy, cut grass, strong bitterness M_Sack (808) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2017
Bottle. Virtually black with a thin, off white/brown head. Big dark chocolate aromas, along with roasted coffee, earthy hops, caramel and milk chocolate. Big, bold, bitter, dry hops, full of earth and pine flavours, along with very dark, high cocoa chocolate. 75%IBU - its bitter!! KeefOz (1985) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2016
Poured a dark brown colour with a huge tan coloured dense foam head that retained very well and laced very well. Carbonation moderate, slow and with medium sized bubbles. Aroma of caramel malt, chocolate, smoke and hints of lightly roasted coffee. Taste is initially of strongly roasted notes and earthiness followed by sweet malt; well balanced; not as intense or as complex as the aroma. Medium body. Crisp and smooth with a slightly creamy mouthfeel and a moderately strong roasted bitterness on the finish. fletchfighters (1623) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2016
Dark brown pour, settles nearly black. 3 finger light tan head. Soap like lacing on the sides of the glass once it decided to die down.
nose is bad burnt coffee, burnt toast, roasted grain. harsh bitterness.
Taste is just as scorched. Overdrawn coffee, roasted grains, burnt toast and tires. If this wanted to be a stout, great. Alas, it is not.
Coating scorched feel. Very odd and not pleasing. hard to drink. Brenhophead (695) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2016
330mL bottle that pours a dark brown tint with a big off white head. Wonderful American brown biscuit/caramel flavour and aroma balanced perfectly with some grapefruit hops. What a cracker!
Davros (3362) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2016
Pours dark brown with a large head.
Nose shows nutty and toasty malt by the truckload along with soft spicy hops.
Flavours include more nutty notes, soft cocoa, some spicy and herbal hops. hawthorne00 (4237) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of filter coffee, singed biscuits. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Sweet biscuit and coffee with lots of burnt notes that at first overwhelm both malt and hops. But after a while some the sweetness asserts itself and the bitterness if not the aromatics of the hops emerges.Couldn’t get past the burnt flavours. Stew41 (2139) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 23, 2016
Classic modern hoppy brown. Mostly about the hops and indeed I think it could benefit from more chocolate and malt mid-palate. Regardless good summer drinking. floydian1 (1525) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 27, 2015
640ml bottle. Dark brown pour with a huge pillowy beige head. Nose is caramel toasty malts with notes of coffee and hoppy with notes of pine resin and citrus. Palate is similar with a thick malty presence and a decent dry hop bitterness of good length. Medium body and carbonation. Went down well with a smoky peppered porterhouse steak straight from the Weber BBQ. gnoff (11231) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2015
Draught on October 17, 2015, at The Australian 11th Annual Beer Festival.
Hazy to murky dark brown color, teal head. Roasted, ash, bitter, floral taste. Floral, bitter, roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, a bit fizzy. Medium bitterness. Roasted, hoppy scent.