Matso’s Bishop’s Best Dark Lager

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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Formally known as the ’Smokey Bishop’, this is a regal beer, resounding with dense and lush chocolate and coffee notes. As indicated, this beer is based on the dark lagers of Munich, Germany and is, as far as the brewers are concerned, a rewarding and hedonistic beer.

Note: 4.7% in bottles, 4.9% draught.

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2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1700) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2017
BB 29/09/2017. Poured a clear coppery brown with a 5mm light beige frothy head that diminished quickly to a cap that laced poorly in spots. Carbonation moderate, slow and coarse. Aroma of sweet caramel with hints of smoke. Taste of low strength, soft smoke, sweet mild caramel malt and a hint of coffee; no real bitterness. Light body, a bit thin. Smooth with a soft mouthfeel and very short slightly bitter finish. Easy drinking.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tezminator (126) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2017
Aroma of dark caramel and cocoa. Taste has caramel, faint smoke and notes of fruit. Quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (1151) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2016
330ml bottle into shaker. Copper coloured beer with solid white head. Medium carbonation. Very very slight cocoa nose. Light body, flat mouthfeel. Finish is fruity and slightly bitter. Chocolate and sour fruit make a late appearance. Quite nice, like a cross between Tooheys Old and Kent Old.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sm89walt (2014) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
Keg - Gourmet Escape, Margaret River. A clear mid-brown with a small, mostly fading beige head. Chocolate, toasty malts, earth and nuts. Light to medium body, medium to full carbonation with a moderate intensity and length finish. Has refreshment factor.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2015
bottle from some dan murphys in newcastle. brown with a light purple tinge; some leather in the aroma along with a bit of tinned peach; some brown sugar sweetness, light bitterness; ho hum

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HoppingHop (21) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2015
Darkish amber / Diet-Coke color body. Maltiness is quite strong from the nose to the palate. Sweet bitter chocolate stays around a bit and leaves a clean palate. Good malty/roasty drop.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
Doesn't tickle the nose and there is a hairline of white cap on the pour of the dark red brew. But it has a super taste that belies the start. Chocolate and tropical fruit comes through before a sharp but enticing bitterness. Be great to try draught. Not smoky. 330ml, 4.7%, 1.2std drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2014
330 ml bottle pours amber with low white head. Aroma is sweet as is the taste. Caramel dry and very drinkable. Well rounded

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
What this beer lacks in appearance it makes up for in taste. Pours a fairly dark red-brown with no head or lacing. At a glance it could mistaken for a cola. It is pleasant on the nose with chocolate playing second to malt aromas. It is smooth in the mouth with low carbonation. The flavours are really well balanced with malts prominent as well as chocolate and coffee also in the mix. There is an ever so slightly bitter finish and fittingly something smokey as well.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjoeng (1056) - SINGAPORE - SEP 25, 2014
4.7% ABV. Pours with a nice creamy head. Col


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