varanid99 (1212) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2017 alepig666 (78) - Adelaide, - SEP 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at work. Poured toffee brown, with a off white tanned head, visible carbonation. Aroma of peat and brandy, with a big hit of alcohol, a bit unpleasant. Tasted like arse at first, but that’s because it was straight out of the fridge, so I let it sit for 10 minutes to let the taste and the VERY strong carbonation settle down. A fair bit of peat in the flavour, very smoky, no hops at all (which is exactly what you want in this style), some raisins and mild malt underneath and an alcohol flavour hit reminiscent of good brandy. Smoke and malt finish with good lastability, left behind a nice tongue coated sensation. Didn’t like it at first, but it grew on me with every mouthful, and it has one hell of an alcohol kick, a 6 pack of these would lay you out cold! Excellent stuff, will be high on the list of beers to drink on a cold night.
Deep brown pour with a quickly dissipating tan head. Boozy, whisky, dark fruit and a little smoke on the nose. Taste is toffee, a bit of smoke, a bit of booze, some dried fruit. No idea how old this bottle is (was in a mixed pack with no date on the bottle) - seems to have a few years on it at least, and it’s shaped up well Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2016
Old bottle at home. Whiskey, berries, toffee, spices. Big malt flavour, very sweet and slightly bitter and tart. No carbonation. Deep, clear red brown colour. Very short sweet and doughy finish. Good for a cold day watching footy. KeefOz (1838) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 31, 2016
Poured an opaque brown (nearly black) with a very slight tawny edge tint and a one-to two-finger light tan dense foam head that retained very well and laced OK. Aroma of sweet dark fruits, soft subtle roasted coffee, caramel, toffee and port/red wine; quite sweet overall; alcohol well hidden. Taste of sweet caramel malts with a very slight peaty/smoky after-taste; nice pleasant low bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Clean, very smooth, soft and syrupy with a sweetish finish. Very nice. One to sip and savour. gnoff (10336) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2013
Sample at "The Hunting Club" tent south bank Brisbane on June 21, 2013, during the food fair.Unm4rk3d (87) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2013
Hazy brown color, off-white head. Sweet, malty, a bit smoked taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, sweet, some alcohol scent.
Its an easy drinking beer, for a scotch ale seems kind of weak. Chocolate taste, with a soft alcoholic after taste. Beware easy drinking!
fletchfighters (1528) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
A-- Poured a dark reddish brown color, half finger head that died quickly and was just a little larger than a light brown film. Lots of bubbles at first until the beer settled down.
S-- Malty and sweet. A very earthy smell. Dark chocolate and cherries. Smells thick and do get get the alcohol smell but it is hidden some. Molasses and stone fruit. Great nose!
T-- Sweet, malty and thick. Molasses hit me off the bat, also dark cherries and some dark chocolate or cocoa. Alcohol is there in a big way.
M-- Sits with you for a while and does have a bit of a burn ofter going down. Dark cherries are very strong in the mouth and in the finish. Much better beer warm and far more potent at room temperature. Not very carbonated and in a way syrupy.
D-- Yes the Alcohol is very evident in this (8%) but very drinkable. Would suggest this for the late fall and winter. Very warming and mouth filling. Have to like that this style was even attempted. More Kudos for that. Worth finding and trying. Very nice and does show that Australian brewers can do some really good things but the problem is have to go dig for them. maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cola like with a light brown head. Nose shows roasted biscotti, caramel and cola. Taste is very biscuity with chocolate undertones and more cole like notes. Slightly spritzy and very easy going. Nice beer mickmac (486) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Sparse off-white head over a clear dark garnet body. Aroma-taste-molasses, raisins, alcohol-smokey/tar, just on the sweet side of balanced-not hop aroma or flavour-with a dry smokey finish. Mdium bodied. Maris (1513) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 19/2/2012. Pours a dark amber/brown with little head. The aroma includes, prunes, raisins, toffee and some scotch. In the mouth, it’s quite sweet with toffee, caramel and dark fruits prominent. There’s a decent slightly sour citric bitterness at the back. The texture is quite syrupy but it goes down quite easily for 8%. Unusual and rather enjoyable. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Sweet toffee and woody, with an elusive touch of smoke that tantalisingly creeps around your mouth.