Brewed by BrewBoys
Style: Stout
Croydon Park, South Australia, Australia


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A stout, as black as the ace of spades. Brewboys has crafted a fine stout with rich, complex, dark roasted character. With abounding coffee-like aroma, and strong cocoa bean bouquet, the aromatics are as striking as the appearance. You can’t get any blacker. Roasted malted wheat, Choc chit malt, and black malt are all called upon to intensify the blackest beer we could possibly make. Recognised as champion stout brewers, both Stephen and Simon revelled in the challenge of outdoing their own efforts at perfecting the balance of roastedness, mouthfeel, aftertaste and alcohol, in this inimitable drop. Volatiles, including vanilla bean and herbaceous fermentative profile dissipate over the glassful, leaving the drinker with an earthy back palate. This stout is best described as an extra stout, not dry or sweet. It has a hefty mouth feel, well balanced with a moderate alcohol and bitterness leaving you wanting more. Aromas and flavours re more abundant when served at warmer temperatures. In the cold of winter, drink it straight from the cupboard or cellar temperature, but if you must chill it, no lower than 10°C. Cheers.

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voota's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, - OCT 2, 2009
As black as the ace of spades, with a creamy tan head. Strong burnt aroma, lots of coffee and dark chocolate, a bit of roasted nuts and vegemite. Nice full body, quite balanced but perhaps a little on the roasty side. Flavours of coffee and burnt toast, long burnt finish. Maybe they should have eased off on the roast malt, but at least it’s interesting. Good stuff

whoisghost (193) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2015
Dark black in colour with a thick, light brown head. Visible carbonation bubbling away. Very subtle nose - slight coffee and vanilla presence. Really soft and easy to drink, well roasted coffee, some vanilla and cocoa as well. A very gentle mouth feel - no assault on the senses, but a suprisingly pleasent and delicate affair.

Choos (754) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2014
Aroma: initial molasses giving way to powdered cocoa. App: black with a tan head made of large bubbles Flavour: hit of hop followed by cocoa and rich malt Palate: lingering hop and cocoa notes ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Rich dark chocolate aroma. Jet black colour with good head. Strong chocolate flavour with a smooth coffee like finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.

omhper (25805) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
Bottled, thanks baggio! Very black, beige head. Chocolaty nose with some paper and treacle. Mid dry with medium body and rounded mouthfeel. Milk chocolate and caramel. Low bitterness.

Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Dark brown, overactive head. Light fudgey chocolate with some coffee accents lending roast. Straightforward roast and light chocolate, with some softer notes that aren’t quite vanilla. Ok stout, a bit too yeasty/active and the effect on the body isn’t positive.

jonnyguns (1106) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle at the trustee. Jet black oily pour with little to no head. Nice lacing. Burnt malts and molasses dominate the aromas. Some bitter dark chocolate and roasted malts combine nicely in the taste. Hint of sweetness in there as well. Smooth on the palate. Very easy drinking stout. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

fletchfighters (1590) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2012
A-- Poured dark, near black cola color and settled black. No light penetrating this at all. Short lived dark leather color head. Quickly dies off and leaves no lacing at all. Same when swirled. Best height on head is one and half fingers.

S-- Coffee, chocolate and and earthy pungent smell that has a bit of fresh cut grass in this. Some stewed strawberries or possibly rhubarb with the smell.

T-- Coffee acidity sourness and chocolate, bakers chocolate that is. Big bite of the coffee acidity to start with this. Also quite earthy in the taste.

M-- Acidity slows down in the mouth and smooths out to just coffee and chocolate. Very smooth and finishes with a good amount of sweet coffee acidity to finish. Medium body and higher medium feel.

O-- True to style and does quite well at it. Feels a lot bigger than the ABV leads on. Quality beer that for the ABV will age well and get more complex with age. On par with some of the better Foreign Exports that are out there. One of the better beers made in Australia that flys under the radar.

jdpeebs (698) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2012
330ml bottle- Black in colour with a creamy tan head. Aromas of coffee and chocolate. Great dark malt bitterness, but also very creamy. A very good beer.

madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2012
29th December 2009
ChrisO ’Night Of The Gaylords’ tasting. Darkish malt. Light palate. Spritzy carbonation. A light stout - not bad at all.

bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
Bottle thanks to Maneliquor. Pours jet black with a dense dark tan coloured head. Hangs around for a while before slowly falling away to nothing. Good aromas of milk chocolate and expresso coffeee. Really nice nose. Flavours show heaps of roasted grain bitterness and espresso coffee. Fullish mouthfeel
Nice beer.

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