mkel07 (6195) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours with a burnt copper colour, like as light cola. Beige head that settles quickly. Caramel and butterscotch in the nose makes for a pleasant anticipation. Malt flavour with light bitterness and light on the palate. hawthorne00 (4030) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 15, 2010
Bottle, 12C. Dark copper with a small beige head. Aroma has slightly singed toffee, raisins, grass and a little lemon rind. Taste is moderately sweet with good malt complexity - there’s a little roasted/ burnt flavour, dried fruit and some chocolate. A little spice at the end. There’s a bit of old ale (of the Rev. James type) about this. Another Red Duck beer that’s subtle and slightly anachronistic. gam (4000) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2011
Pinkish bubbly head misty red brown por strong carbonation aromas nutty chocolate vanilla flavour caramel chocolate vanilla fairly smooth mild bitter good alcohol content winter special beer warm tasting flavours malts mainly Davros (3231) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2011
Pours murky brown with a rapidly fading head.
Nose shows a little bit of earthy peat, loads of golden syrup, brown sugar and alcohol. Some spicy hops become apparent later.
Flavours are more focussed on nutty malt and spices. Unfortunately the malt is a little cardboard-y.
Body is somewhat watery. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 4, 2011
Clear reddy body with no head and dots of yeast floating throughout. Dried fruits on the aroma which show up well in the taste also, some hints of cardboard notes. Didn’t notice the alcohol, late caramel and toffee coming through.
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Bottle 330ml. Great christmas beer. Aromas of cherries, caramel, and a hint of alcohol. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and good length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, the head doesn’t last. Stew41 (2057) - Phuket, THAILAND - FEB 21, 2008
Solid winter quaffer style. Nose shows a surprising level of malt sweetness at an almost Belgian ale-like intensity. Settles down substantially in the mouth with a dry savoury layer coming through. Not many beers made like this in Australia right now. Lunkie (1950) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2008
Malt sweet aroma with banana. Murky brown red colour with great head and lacing. Smooth malt flavour with banane and fruit. Smooth palate. ComradeK (1248) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep ruby, with a small off-white head, which lasts reasonably well without leaving much lacing. The aroma is soft and fruity, with some plum, candied fruit and floral hops notes. Mild floral hops and a touch of allspice up front lead into fruitcake and plum characteristics in the mid-palate. There is a little sweet spice in the finish. This is not the most exciting beer around, but it is a nice enough sweeter session ale. madquacker (1162) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2008
Dark red with no head. A bit cordially for me and overly sweet. Not my pick of styles.