bmeup (680) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
Dark and lacy in the glass, served warm (ish). Roast malt, spice, crusty Rye bread and earthy aromas and flavours of a of a baking country kitchen. Needs, needs, needs to be well above tap or fridge temperature to allow this beer to open up and enjoy, cold kills!. Match with a deli platter of cheese, sausage and whatever, good one. fletchfighters (1573) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
Yes and thank you please
Dark brown with some slight hints of ruby. One finger light mocha colored head. good strips of lacing. Good retention to the head.
Nose is dairy milk, caramel, roasted malts, slight amounts of coffee, and a lot of nutty tones to this. Thought Hazelnuts and almonds.
Taste is some rolled oats, soft, earthy coffee, caramel, and nuts. Really nice and smooth taste.
Medium light bodied, medium carbonation. Long lasting nutty feel. Needs more of the rye presence but overall a really solid porter. Best single batch to date. Niksko (627) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with ruby highlights and two fingers of creamy beige head. Nose is loads of rich coffee, caramel, spice, dark chocolate and almonds. Taste is lots of roasted coffee, raisins, roasted nuts and slight spice. Mouthfeel is velvety and smooth, and there’s a hit of bitterness on the finish but it’s disguised well by the roasted flavours. Pretty delicious. hawthorne00 (4111) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2013 Bottle. Pretty much black with a beige head that laces well and never disappears. Earthy aroma with bread crusts, spiced chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts. Silky mouthfeel, medium-bodied. Not very sweet at all, with overdone breadcrusts, coffee, nuts, chocolate, grass. A fair bit of bitterness that lingers with spicy rye notes at the very dry end. Started around 11C and really grew on me as it warmed. Complex, original, very well balanced. Cue Etta James. [3.9]imaragingbull (579) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2013
Overt rye spiciness fading a bit. Can’t say I mind. Very fine drop indeed.
Bottle. Pours opaque deep brown black with ok tan head and good lace, diminishing to a small but ok coverage. Light aromas of milky mocha chocolate oats, bread, biscuit light rye, grain cracker, light floral grassy hops - biscuit and crackers to the front. Medium full body, chewy caramel front, making way for a light back end, finishing lightly roasty, hints of rye pepper among a generous chocolate and nutty pale malt character.
Gramoit (494) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2013
Not a great aroma, but it sure does make up for it in the taste. Lots of Roasty flavours with coffee being the predominant flavour with some chocolate and caramel in there too. An excellent spicey rye finish was also noted. Narkee (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2013
Very little head. Poured almost pitch black with red coming through in the light. Nice malt and sweet caramel aroma. Taste was good but a bit short. Malt upfront with cocoa and caramel finish.
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Mr Obadiah started me off with an aroma I have rarely had before, beautiful in its own way of conveying dark malts and some hints of unfermented starches. I was reminded of Arnold Beer, in Nurnberg by the aroma. Appearance super, the bead was ultra fine and the heading was rich. The longer Mr O sat on the palatte, the more the rye came forward along with something else. Not sure what that was, but it reminded me of wet cardboard. This seemed to not linger, but I am wondering if the rye caused this or how this odd flavor set foot in this fantastic beer. Overall, a pretty wonderful beer experience. lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
pretty impressive beer! pours dark and heavy with lots of foam.. the weight overall of this was really impressive. a big, heavy, rich and robust porter. brilliant winter brew jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Lovely dark brown pour with a frothy off white head. Decent lacing left around the tulip glass. Nose full of dark chocolate, roasted espresso, touch of smoke and rye. Smells like a smokey chocolate. Taste is heavy on the dark cocoa and coffee notes. Touch of burnt caramel too. Real dark presence. Eating dark chocolate with this beer fantastic combination. Actually a decent drop good job creatures.
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