vanvenlo (1842) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
13-Jun-12, on draught at Portland Hotel. Starts with a wheaty rye and fresh herbal veg aroma. Black with a tinge of red colour, nice thick yellow head and lacy sheet collars. Roasted light smokey sweet rye and spicy veg hop flavour. Bitter roast sweet malt wooded finish and warming spiritous big herbal hop aftertaste.
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Portland Hotel. Great beer, on the bitter side, but with good balance. Aromas of liquorice, coffee, and grass. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over for a long finish. Palate is velvety, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.