donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2015 The bottle describes it as "the perfect mix of chocolate and toasty caramel flavours" which is dead on. It pours very dark with an immaculate head, creamy, not too sweet, bitter finish.
Re-rating, really strong roast aroma and flavour, one of the best heads I’ve seen. alphilp (3) - AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2011 does not count
A beautiful beer; true to the style. You can tell that the ingredients used are of the highest quality. davidm (2081) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 16, 2011
On tap at Atticus Finch. Nice malt-driven beer. Aromas of caramel, liquorice, and cola. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, a hint of sourness, and average length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head. LesArgen (366) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2013
This beer spreads out over my tongue like a big malted chocolate pillow, with loads of nutty goodness and a slightly metallic finish. The head is gorgeous, the length good and it smells good too. grantw (18) - , AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2012
Looks a picture when poured on tap at beer de luxe. Lovely body supported soft roast and delicious chocolate. Warming in the glass as it is now, the malt takes on greater complexity. A nicely wrought beer and great to see brown ales making a come back.
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2013
500 mil bottle from Dans at Ringwood Roasted malty aroma dark Brown with a red ting good one finger tan head taste is malty with a dry finish overall very good ALLOVATE (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2016
Day 15 of 2016 Advent Calendar.CurlyJoe (293) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2016
Excited about this one as I can’t fault the other beers of this brewery, so into a snifter at just on cool it goes. Deepest ruby cola body that shimmers in the lights. Big, foamy, whipped up dollop of cream settles atop. Sultry, milk chocolate, roasted carob, almond meal, earth, a touch of rust and buttery brioche on the nose. A malt driven madman on the palate with a lot of funky nuances keeping it interesting. Hints of plum, raisin toast, green peppercorn, charred wood and earth mingle with a good base of creamy chocolate and dusty malts. Sweet front balanced by a drawing dryness mid-palate and tangy, mildly bitter fruit finish. Medium to medium light body with good presence. Carbonation is spritzy to low. Light diacetyl as in the nose adds complexity. I really enjoyed this one. Sessionable or just good as a solo brew!!! (33cL, no date stamp, Boozebud)
Black with lots of brown/white head. Surprisingly bitter aroma, with some chocolate and malt tones. Tastes of malt with a decent amount of hops. Lots and lots of burnt chocolate taste. Chocolate taste lingers long after the beer is gone. Quite crispy on the palate, but still very smooth. hawthorne00 (4036) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2011
Bottle, 9C. Lovely clear mahogany with a light beige head that laces well. Aroma of toffee, nuts, raisins, a little chocolate, grass. Velvety mouthfeel. Taste is rich and sweet at first with toffee and butterscotch, raisins, dates. Bitterness creeps up and balances nicely - some roasted, some pine and grass. The somewhat buttery English style malts married with American hops might bother some, but worked fine for me. Pine really creeps up at the end. Tasty.