RoJo28 (47) - - MAY 26, 2017
The aroma has levels. The flavour, someone mentioned leaves in autumn, noting the delicacies of it all. For me, These leaves have been off the tree for a long time. The lie damp in the ground, trodden into the mud. This is a compliment, for this beer offers no pretty colours, but a thick, dark, glorious puddle of mud!
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Close to being an exceptional imp stout. Luxurious flavours of milk chocolate, coffee, molasses and subtle roasted malt. Problem is the bottle I had (2016) was undercarbed. I like my imperial stouts to be on the low side of carbonation but this was too extreme and as a result felt syrupy. A shame as the flavours were spot on. For the price of this beer you’d expect perfect carbonation. wrlangin (224) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2016
2015 edition. Very good sweet aroma of toasted malt, chocolate, and anise. Pours black with dark tan head. Very robust but balanced toasted malt, chocolate, molasses, and coffee flavours. Very good RIS.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle: Thanks BobbyHeenan: Chouffe glass:
Almost black body. Creamy beige head.
Aromas of roast, some mocha, rice, some grain (roast), bay leaf, fishy, light liquorice, hints of nutty and eRthy tints and a sweet tar tone.
Flavour is roasty, malt roast, some bay leaf, liquorice, smooth bitter, even some hop bitters, sweet tar, hint of raisin, thick and black. Very tasty!
Aftertaste is bitter, roasty, liquorice, some raisin, bay leaf and more thick black tones.
Low carbo, close to silky mouthfeel, close to full bodied.
Very nice beer which gets better with every sip! Muggus69 (2438) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2015
750mL waxed Champagne bottle. 2014 vintage.
Spot on looking stout - pitch black, opaque, holds a creamy deep tan head.
Aroma is sensational - rich treacley caramel maltiness, biscuity, almost waffle-like, baked bread, burnt bread, with lashings of intense liqueur-like coffee & chocolate, undertones of licorice, raisins, vinous red fruits and earthy spice.
Smooth body, thick, somewhat velvety with a big drying warming character lending some welcoming warmth & tremendous length.
Palate explodes with bucketloads of cakey, pudding-like chocolate & coffee notes, good dose of dark caramel sweetness, powerful bitterness, lingering earthy (hop?) note.
Tremendous stuff, well up there with the best Imperial stouts in Australia!
Cam_Dynamite (119) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2015
Wasn’t really sure what to expect with this. 2013 bottle. Huge aroma on opening, lots of fruit, warm booze and vanilla. Taste is bitter vanilla and cocoa, mix of fruits - sultana, raisin, and plums. A lot better than I was expecting. Real enjoyable Ngejo (979) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - JUN 16, 2015
Tap. Black, frothy, brown foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, & long finish. StevieT (1997) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2014
On tap at The Tipplers Tap. Huge Vegemite aroma, not much hint of the huge alcohol content, lingering roasted flavours. A very good beer. mkel07 (5846) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
Tap @ Scratch Bar as part of the Weekend of Darkness event 200714. Big, black and boozy. Tan head with a dry finish and vanilla, chocolate and a faint hint of spiced fruit in the flavour. Pyobon (1392) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
(Bottle) Opaque lack with decent tan head. Good aroma with almost burnt dark roast malt, hints of coffee and chocolate. Amazing palate, rich, creamy, velvety and with good carbonation. There is also some stickiness to the palate. Good taste, with dominant very dark roast malt giving strong bitter, almost burnt flavours. Layered on this are rich sweet toffee notes and hints of chocolate. No hit of the alcohol. The finish is long and mixes sweetness and dark, rather than poppy, bitterness. An impressive beer.