mkel07 (5949) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2011
330ml bottle. Burnt copper to red in colour with a small level foam head. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of fruitiness. Refreshing and enjoyable with a crisp finish. The best of that Vale beers so far. hawthorne00 (3942) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, grass, mild spices. Sweet with caramel, some nuts, modest spicy bitterness that hangs around a bit. Not much life in the mouthfeel. Not my sort of thing but OK. gam (3924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2012
Very dark red brown pour small biege head medium carbonation aromas chocolate dark roasted tones caramel nuttiness flavours are chocolate mild bitter vanilla fruit dark taste caramel grittyness the finish main aftertasteschocolate morishing caramel sweetness earthy tones fruit sweet and gritty good on palate not bad maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle. I actually didn’t mind this at all. Like a less in your face roasty version of Tooheys Old. Flavours work well and comes across very easy and straight forward which I think is the idea for these guys TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2011
Draught at the Local Taphouse (St Kilda). Nice enough, but a little thin and grainy.
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 4, 2011
On tap at the courthouse. Very well balanced. Aromas of nuts, cola, and caramel. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head. sm89walt (2065) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
330ml bottle. A clear, ruddy chestnut brown with a small, fading, fizzy beige head. Roasted malt, dark fruit and chocolate characters with a delicately yeasty, nutty, boiled malts and dried fruit mid-palate. Light to medium body and medium carbonation finishing with moderate intensity, relatively lengthy roasted malt and coffee-styled bitterness. Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - JAN 6, 2012
They have got this right to the extent its got some hop impact and thus consistent with the American style. Roast is a little sweet but no depth or real impact. So, part from the bitterness, which got me in the right frame of mind, there’s not really much else to this beer. StevieT (2012) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
Mild aroma of roasted hops. Pleasant flavour of coffee, a little thin but still quite good. vanvenlo (1881) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2012
18-Feb-12 (Vintage Cellars Ashburton)- Light roast sweet malt and stale hop Pride of Ringwood hops aroma. Flat head, poor lacing an medium dark brown colour. Sweetish light choc roast malt. Light bitter cloying stale finish and light choc aftertaste.