Maris (1515) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - OCT 23, 2012
From a 330ml bottle on 23/10/2012. Pours almost black with a small to medium tan head. Has a modest roasty, chocolatey aroma. The flavour follows suit, with milk chocolate and some roasty notes prominent. There is some moderate bitterness to balance what is a relatively sweet stout. A solid effort. fletchfighters (1532) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 14, 2012
A-- Poured reddish black, settled jet black. Huge two finger mocha colored head that lasted for a good amount of time before slowly fading away. Head left big streaks of lacing. Looks like lacing from a root beer float. Excellent head retention upon swirling. Right back to two finger height.
S-- Coffee, mocha, brown sugar, roasted malts and roasted oatmeal. Faint bits of lemon citrus also come into the equation.
T-- Bitter chocolate coffee taste but not overwhelming. Reasonably smooth. Roasted malts and oats. A little bit of a lemony sweet and sourness as well.
M-- Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Very smooth and easy to savor. Halfway through the beer the lemon taste drops off and am left with Coffee, dark chocolate and soft oats. Very well done.
D-- Smooth and easy to drink. jdpeebs (686) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 24, 2012
330ml bottle. Lovely black colour with a creamy white head. malt sweetness
upfront with a good dark malt bitterness on the finish. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
22nd November 2009maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2012
ChrisOs Kook Tasting. Had a few by this one! Light sweet dark malt. Not bad but a little dry. Banana aftertaste.
Tap at Sail & Anchor. Nice black pour with a small, very dense off white head. Spotted lacing left about. Nose is predominately roasted malts with a touch of dark, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Coffee and some sweetness come out as it warms. Prickly carbonation to begin with, but as it warms it seems to dull down a little and become a touch smoother. Bitter chocolate at the forefront of the taste with strange floral/citric notes on the backend. Works rather nicely. Rather easy drinking. Decent bitterness leaves me wanting more once I’ve put the glass down. Solid but nothing special
Seb24 (6) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2011 does not count
Personally, it is everthing I could want from a sweet oatmeal stout. The roast malts give this the feel of silk in your mouth and the sweet flavour is delicious. The addition of the Goldings hop however, prevents either of the two dominant flavours from being overwhelming at all. It lends the beer the slightest of bites after the velvety roast malts, caramel, coffee and chocolate flavours have all done their work. Easily my favourite WA beer at present and at slightly above chilled temperature on a cold day/night, it wants for nothing. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with mahogany flashes down the side of the glass. Rocky tan coloured head. Nice balanced aromas of roasted grain and espresso coffee. Slight sourness comes through as it sits in the glass and warms. Flavours show plenty of sweetness up front with loats of dark caramel. Roasted bitterness comes through near the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Slightly oily on the tongue. Like it. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
330ml bottle sent to me my Mulder, drank from a tulip... A dark brown body, nothing of note. The head is medium tan, about two fingers rises and leave a full finger cap for several minutes. Ok lacing... Right away I don’t get much out of this weak head so I give it a couple minutes to open up. Even as it warms, still not much comes through. The front gives off a very small bit of chocolate, a touch of smoke, then you get a weird body aroma. As bad as that sounds its not horrendous, primarily weak and boring... The taste is much stronger but the taste and mouthfeel are distracting. Its very ashy, charred ash, harsh. Some stale coffee and prunes. This is not very good... The mouthfeel is off, over-carbonated and dry is not a good combination.
My first impression of Australian craft, not off to a great start. I we go up from here. Lunkie (1936) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 29, 2010
Sweet malt hop aroma. Black colour with great head and lacing. Fruit malt hop flavour with spices. Fizzy palate.Complex a bit confusing. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at Chris O’s Kook Fest tasting.
Black body with a good tan head. A nice chocolate fronted stout with a good hit of roasty coffee and a strangely floral note. And erm... that’s it. Nice enough, just doesn’t do much.