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. jimmythechippy (90) - , AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2010
brought at grampians food wine festival. can’t remember heaps about this beer as it was some years ago, but i remember i wanted another bottle but couldn’t find one anywhere! ShaneJ (896) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Deep mahogany, raisins, caramel/cola, fruit cake/pudding, some spice, not overly bitter, nice sweet malt finish. Really nice. Jade (435) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2012
Red brown colour, beige head. Floral aroma, sweet. Lovely bitter taste. Warming sensation. hawthorne00 (3952) - 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.
mkel07 (5988) - 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. Davros (3186) - 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. Stew41 (2025) - 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. MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2008
Bottle (330ml). Poured a deep ruby with an off-white head which was virtually non-existent. A strong nutty/wood aroma with sweet roasted malts, golden syrup and sweet toffee. Flavor was very pleasant and well rounded with strong notes of nuts, roasted malts, some earthy hops, golden syrup, sweet toffee (but not cloyingly so) and hints of aniseed and molasses in the finish. Very well hidden alcohol content seemed more like 4.4%. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, dry/creamy mouthfeel, somewhat oily texture and a good finish. An excellent Irish ale. 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.