Maris (1513) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 7, 2010
From a 330ml bottle on 8/3/2010. Note the label on my bottle states the Alc/Vol is 6.1% rather than 6.7%. Has a rather subdued malty aroma which doesn’t give much of a hint to the flavour to come. There is a lot happening when it hits the mouth - roasted (almost burned) malt, chocolate, a hint of nuts, and a curious dash of lemon. Some sweetness balanced by a good whack of bitterness. Not too bad at all. grantw (18) - , AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2010
Great nutty flavours coming off a dark, slightly hazy body with a persistent light tan head that coats the glass. Nice coffee, subtle chocolate flavours and an almost but not quite lactic tang on the finish. A fine beer and 6.7% you say...worth every penny. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 21, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2012 Bottle from Parkhill cellars and tap at the Local Taphouse. Great nose, complex beer. Aromas are roasted malt, cola, cherry, leather, and hints of copper and spice. Taste is sweet with bitter notes, and average length. Silky palate, and medium body. Brown colour, with a thin and frothy head. frankcolub (88) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2010 330ml bottle. Pours brown light tan in colour and a medium head .
Roasty malt aroma . Great texture leaves a smooth chocolate roasty flavour, medium sweet taste. Overall a great boutique dark ale. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a short light tan head that doesn’t last long. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dark fruit and herbs. Flavour is about the same. Mouthfeel is light, a bit watery, with moderate carbonation and a medium bitter finish. An ok beer but not particularly exciting.
Pyobon (1399) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2009
Bottle. Clear dark red brown with no head. Not a very distinctive aroma but definite hints of toffee and coffee. Thick creamy palate. Flavours of dark malts, chocolate, caramel, with no obvious hop bitterness, but some burnt bitter notes. A reasonable beer, but not very special and didn’t seem to really all work together well. hawthorne00 (3943) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark copper. A finger and a half of beige head, fades to half that. Smells of caramel and resin. Quite carbonated. Dried fruit giving way to coffee and semi-bitter chocolate. Pretty good. jonno (2761) - JAPAN - OCT 21, 2009
bottle. 6.1%ABV on bottle. Dark amber hue. Nose is caramel and toffee. Medium bodied. Decent drinking, even if a bit generic. Dredd (938) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2009
Nice sweet caramel aroma, pours amber with mocha head. Flavour profile is a mix of sweet malts such as toffee, stonefruit and some breadiness that finishes with a nice lingering finish. Quite a pleasent surprise this one is!! nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2009
Draught at Lord Nelson, Sydney. This one’s better...it pours amber with a tanned head that lingered. Aroma of caramel, toast, fruit and earthy hop notes. The flavour is caramel, toast, fruit and nuts. Medium bodied and a malty, bitter finish. Without a doubt the best beer on offer though the others are less than average.