KeefOz (1824) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2012
Poured an opague black with a red tinge colour with a one-finger light brown foamy head that diminished to a thin bubble line. Spotty lacing. Aroma of sweet molasses and a touch of roasted grain. Taste of sweet molasses. Medium body. Smooth sweet (too sweet) finish. LesArgen (357) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
Wow, I must say I wasn’t expecting a XXX version of sarsaparilla, but that’s what I got. There a little chocolate, coffee and toast in the aroma, but it’s really all about the aniseed which overpowers the other flavours. Similarly there’s loads of aniseed in the mouth, which gives way to a suprisingly hoppy finish sitting in the middle of the tongue. Its texture is very oily, so much so that I wondered if I was going to blow a bubble if I coughed. fletchfighters (1520) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2012
A-- Pours a dark cola color and settles black. A little bit of ruby at the bottom of the beer but a nice share of midnight black. One finger of dark mocha colored head. Almost dark leather. Decent amount of retention to this. Finally settles to a good film. Touches of lacing.
S-- US style root beer. Nice. Some coffee, herbal licorice, rolled oats, chocolate dairy milk and fresh carmel. Good powerful nose.
T-- Herbal licorice for the most part. Very powerful taste. Bits of coffee, rolled sweet oats with carmel and maple syrup. Really a lot closer to a malt shop root beer taste. Where is the ice cream??
M-- Prickly carbonation, slightly heavy medicinal feel to this. Especially with the herbal notes of licorice. Cleans up in the mid and back palate and can get the chocolate dairy milk silkiness to this. Dry and clean but a sweet, herbal licorice, carmel and oat finish. A bit heavier than the 5.5% would lead on.
O-- Nice beer but a bit bigger than what it is. Really powerful herbal licorice hurts the overall score but a pretty decently made beer. More oat notes would be nice.
Pinball (12063) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2012
complex flowery fruity stoutish roasted malty aroma. flavor is flowery roasted malty. forgot to take notes on appearance.. jesperhammer (4727) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
03-JUN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Clear, dark, dark amber.
Funny fruity, roasted, malty, licorice.
Easy drinking stout.
Ungstrup (37317) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottled. A dark red beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of caramel, alcohol, and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, metal, malt, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted finish. yespr (44810) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted dark malty and light chemical and mild phenolic. Mild herbal, dark malty and caramelish. Dense malty and caramelish finish. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of maneliquor. Pours a clear reddish brown with a lacing and creamy beige head. Sweet roasty, licoricey nose. Medium body, sweet roast, again licorice and quite some phenols. No real bitterness. 030612 ALLOVATE (3004) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2012
On draught @ Bootleg Brewery, Margaret River.maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2011
Opaque black with a solid, inch thick tannish crown that manages little lace. Seems to leave an oily film upon the glass as it is swirled. Aniseed, aniseed, more aniseed, the nose is overpowering. Inklings of road tar, molasses, cigarette ash, burnt toast and coffee beans fail to impinge the hefty, heady waft of black sambuca liqueur that is the aroma. Similar in the mouth to the point of exhaustion. Light smoke, coffee, molasses under wave upon wave of gammy aniseed. Has an awkward mouthfeel to it, finishes long and oily with too much of a good thing lingering oh so long in the aftertaste. Oatmeal’s feel and flavour is no where to be seen. This is just too one sided, and not a quality I want in bulk, especially in an oatmeal stout. One for a re-rate me thinks!
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pous darks brown with some red tinges and a small, firm beige head. Average aroma - roasted malts and liquorice. Much better in the taste. Starts off with a load of liquorice which lingers right on through. Cocoa and tar in the background. A creamy yet carbonated mouth feel. Not your average oatmeal stout but quite a good go at it. Bootleg have surprised me so far