Little Creatures Single Batch Mr. Obadiah

Formerly brewed at Little Creatures Brewing (Lion Co.)
Style: Porter
Fremantle, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
When the temperature drops, rain beats down and wind swirls around dark alleys, we seek out the comfort of the local tavern. Swathed in warm dim light, your hands wrapped around a rich, chocolaty English Porter, you can let your mind drift and heart beat slow. Mr Obadiah Rye Porter is a respectful nod to aged ales and our brewing forebears who were inspired to put pen (or quill) to paper. Expect spice from the malted rye, dark, nutty notes and a clean finish worth writing home about...

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2072) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from BlackHearts&Sparrows. Very tasty. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, hints of coffee. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gnoff (9866) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - AUG 24, 2013
Draught as a pot size at Embassy Craft Beer Bar, Brisbane. On July 23, 2013.
As "Little Creatures Single Batch Mr. Obadiah Rye Porter" at 6.9% ABV.
Clear very deep red to black color, brown nice head. Sweet, spicy, roasted, smooth taste. Roasted aftertaste. Smooth, full, thick mouthfeel. Medium bitterness. Sweet, malty, roasted scent. Plenty of lacing left on the glass.
Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Theodopilos (68) - - JUN 29, 2013
Aromas of coffee and dark chocolate, taste is exactly the same, the aftertaste lasts and last, a very nice porter, one I would highly recommend

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (855) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Black with medium, quickly fading tan head, smoky, roasty aroma, bitter chocolate, coffee beans, peppery, dry finish, full body. Loved it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (653) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 22, 2013
Thick black with a cappuccino coloured head and heavy lacing. Aromas of dark chocolate, espresso, crushed nuts and roasted malts (perhaps a trace of soy sauce - thanks maneliquor). A long, pleasant and cleansing bitterness wraps itself around a complex dark chocolate, nut and spice flavour profile. The rye provides a fantastic point of difference to a lot of porters. Once again the single batch has nailed it, with a challenging but incredibly drinkable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a glint of red around the edge, with a short, creamy off-white head and moderate lacing. Nose contains dark chocolate, rye, leather, roasted dark malts and espresso. Taste is dark cocoa, roasted coffee, rye graininess and dark, roasted caramel. Touch of burnt vegemite yeast too. Nice body on it, Im pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andygator (2) - - JUN 21, 2013 does not count
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TenEighty (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours solid black in appearance, head typical of a porter. Aroma of roasted malt and chocolate. Perfect level of carbonation, to compliment the medium to thick palate. Taste, bitter coca with a smoky finish and a lingering dry bitterness. The beer gets a little sweeter as it warms up. I've been looking for a beer like this all winter, pity it's a single batch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawthorne00 (3716) - 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]

Overt rye spiciness fading a bit. Cant say I mind. Very fine drop indeed.

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