ShaneJ (896) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Dark brown/black, no head, low carbonation, woody/oak characters, a bit boozy, cherries, prunes, dry slightly tart finish. Not bad. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Bottle from Purvis. Aromas of dark fruit, caramel. Taste is sweet, with sour notes. Long taste. jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2013
Nose has oak, juniper berries, tart and port. Very red wine like nose. Taste is quite smooth - loads of juniper berries and oak. Dark Chocolate malt and port round off the smooth finish. Palate is left cleansed. Not a massive bitterness. Interesting stuff.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Davros (3187) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours black with a small, quickly fading head.
Nose shows oak, lemon and orange acidic notes, some spicy juniper and a little roast.
Oaky flavours too. More roast as well along with an acidic hit, more juniper too. Very gentle roast, the other flavours take over.
Needs more carbonation, all but flat at the moment. gam (3930) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 12, 2013
Not much head mild carbonation dark pour aromas oak is prevalent milky vanilla rich fruity notes chocolate tawny port the flavours oak is strong chocolate malt port very nice sweet fruity touch not much of the Juniper coming through the finish best flavours malt tastes good love the port oak is strong sweet bitter port not too bad going down
Lunkie (1937) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 30, 2013
Herbal berry spice hop malt aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Malt spice smokey herbal flavour. Flat palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone hawthorne00 (3957) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2013
Bottle. 13C. Dark brown with less than a coat of beige head. Mellow aroma of chocolate, light roast, prunes and berries. Very low carbonation. Oily, very low carbonation. Only a little sweet with dried fruits that run into light roasted coffee and chocolate. Earthy, gentle bitterness. Finish is gently oaky with some peppery notes which must be the juniper. Quite old ale-like and harmonious - the port’s playing a big role but doesn’t dominate. Maybe lacks a bit of body.