Sevenlee (1846) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
Pours a dark brown colour with on off-white head. Aroma is malt, coffee with hints of fruit and chocolate. Taste is medium sweet leading to a light sweet finish. Pretty good. fletchfighters (1527) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured a dark reddish black, settling to and opaque jet black with touches of ruby. Just about a one finger head that is mocha colored. Some decent head retention and a little bit of shown carbonation.
S-- Smells like what it is named. A long shot. Coffee, more coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Pretty straight forward and good nose.
T-- Coffee and chocolate. The chocolate is bitter and there is also a bit of coco in this and a little bit of spice from the hops.
M-- Higher than normal carbonation but still reasonably heavy. Lots of coffee and good touches of bitter chocolate to cut through the coffee. Tastes like a strong iced coffee without the ice cream. Hop bitterness distracts you from the coffee for a moment.
D-- Well done.
jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2012
330ml bottle-Lovely coffee and dark malt aromas. Very smooth malt bitterness and a subtle hop bitterness on the finish. hallzee (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2010
pored from 345ml into schooner glass, strong chocolate and coffee aroma with similar following flavour, nice mouth feel with a medium carbonation, with a bitter after taste, black unless held to light which shows a dark brown colour, the head was slightly off white frothy and dissapated quickly. a good night cap or session ender,
bozoNZ (778) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 5, 2010
Loving this. Rich sweet dark chocolate on the nose. Looks magic in the glass. Well balanced espresse flavours, with more dark rich chocolate. Palate is thinnish but doesn’t matter in this well rounded drop. Loving it.
floydian1 (1462) - FNQ, Australia, - OCT 30, 2010
345ml bottle into Tulip glass. Pour is opaque near black with a slight red-brown hue and a thick creamy beige head of good duration and lacing. Nose is expresso coffee, roasted dark malts, dark chocolate and a subtle hint of cherry/plum. Taste is malty burnt coffee with a full mouthfeel and a decent lingering hop bitterness to the finish. A very nice post prandial beer.
gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2010
Medium carbonation head is the same cola like pour malty aroma caramel yeast coffee smooth flavour tasty bitter coffee good on the palate rich malt smoothness citrus peel like bitter roasted nicely by matilda finish crisp bitter lasting aftertaste following a smooth sweet malt good dark ale BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours very dark coppery brown, looks black unless held up to light, with a short tan head that quickly shrinks to surface cover. Some slight coffee on the nose but more roasted dark malts, licorice and nuts. Coffee is stronger in the flavour but otherwise the flavour pretty much mirrors the aroma. Light to medium body with lots of soft carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Not sure I’d class this as a brown ale but whatever, it’s pretty good. BarossaLuke (552) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2010
A good dark ale here. I did’nt get a huge amount of coffee on the aroma, but there is plenty of roasty malt character there. On the palate though a different story. There is a good coffee flavour that blends well with the malt and has a good lingering finish. Would be great with tiramisu. Mjollnir (404) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2010
345mL bottle. Pours black with a medium tan head that settles but leaves some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and instant coffee. Flavour dominated by the coffee, otherwise a little watery. Medium bodied, average carbonation and very creamy with a bitter finish.