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. mkel07 (5847) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2009
330ml bottle. Nice little surprise this one. Poured a light tan in colour with a beige to tan medium head and good carbonation with a mixture of small and large bubbles. Aroma of burnt malt and toffee with an underlying hint of chocolate. Great texture and mouthfeel as it leaves a smooth mellow aftertaste. Slight hint of mildly burnt chocolate in the flavour. StevieT (1997) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 29, 2016
On tap at The Lord Nelson Brewery. Looks the part and tastes it too, one of my favourite styles so no surprise I loved it. Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 I think the beers here suffer the most from inconsistency in batches than any other micro brewed beer I have tried. Sometimes these are really on song and other times are a large letdown. To be positive my good experiences have been that this has a great coppery colour with good head. The hop aroma is present and mouthfeel, body and balance all very good. Overall, the best of their beers ahead of 3 sheets. jgb9348 (6198) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2004
Copper coloured body with a thicker tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts and some light english hops. Medium to Full-bodied; Caramel flavour strong up front with prominent malt and pit fruit characteristics. Aftertaste long and sweet-the sugars stick around for a while. Overall, a nice beer-good and strong with plentiful sweetness. I sampled this pint from draught at the Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel on The Rocks in Sydney, Australia on 07-June-2004.
omhper (24973) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 1, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Hazy chestnut brown. Roasty malt aroma. A dryish beer dominated by roasty malt, creates strong coffeelike flavours. A careful hop rate lets the malt flavours dominate and results in low bitterness. Jade (434) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2010
Cola coloured pour with a thin, biege head. Roasted touches to the aroma. Slight coffee, toffee and roasted nut touches. I like it. Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 22, 2014
From the Lord Nelson taps. Pours black. Great aroma of coffee, burnt toast. Bit of dried fruit. Wonderful on palate. Sense of rum on the tongue. Pleasant finish without bitterness. Not quite a stout but quality beer.
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Deep Red brown and clear. Thin head and delicous big caramel toffee molases rum spiced fruitcake aroma. Spiced fruit caramel toasted malt flavours. This is a great sweet flavoursome dark ale. IJT (40) - Carterton, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2004
Nice, hearty, dark ale. Brown/copper in colour (or rich mahogany if held to the light), with a good creamy head. Lots of dark malt characteristics and a slightly bitter finish. Overall very nice, and a meal in a glass.