PabloZab (1657) - Wroclaw, POLAND - OCT 7, 2017 FlyingWombat (21) - - JUL 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this beer several times, in bottle, on tap and draught through an English handpump from a cask conditioned barrel...every time it has been very consistant and wonderfully delicious. Pours a thick jet black with a full creamy tan head. Lush aroma of chocolate, coffee and some light floral hops. Big beautiful taste of a classic Russian Imperial Stout with dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and a hints of spice and smoke. Solid body and spot on carbonation. Very well balanced beer, the big alcohol is warming but doesn’t take the slightest touch away from this beer. The finish is long with a soft hop bitterness that is lovely. An excellent excellent beer. Probably Australia’s best craft Imperial Stout (to style).
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2017 Bottle 330ml (Beer DeLuxe, Melbourne). Roasty, coffee in aroma. Semisweet in taste, chocolate, coffee with toast bitterness and delicate booze. Medium body, smooth, tasty. doriangrey (75) - Diamond Creek, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2017 Coal black and plenty of molasses, coffee and toffee malt. Trace of vanilla but slightly too much liquorice and aniseed for my taste Bootlegger007 (245) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2017
Deep and dark, pours black with a dark tan solid creamy head, light aroma of coffee and chocolate, creamy texture with the flavours of chocolate, coffee and a light spice, finishing with a mellow bitter aftertaste. Niksko (624) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2016
Pours dark brown, mocha head. Nose is coffee, molasses, vanilla, plum, raisins. Flavor is more of the same, sweet toffee, lots of raisin and fig, coffee on the finish. Very complex and layered flavor, really delightful. You get a nice transition between the sweetness of the mid palate and the coffee notes on the end. Gorgeous, really really gorgeous. vanvenlo (1910) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2016 East of Everything ontap(24-Sep-16)Choc coffee malt aroma. Black,solid cream head&sticky sheet lace. Coffee herbal veg flavour. Bitter coffee finish&roast malt aftertaste.
KeefOz (1890) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2016 6/8/2016 - draught at Red Hill Brewery - same as comments for bottled version. 11/6/2016 - bottle- Poured an opaque black with a one-finger light tan dense foam head that retained for ages but laced poorly. Carbonation low to moderate. Aroma subtly of chocolate, roasted coffee and syrup/treacle. Taste of sweet brown sugars, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruits and vanilla with alcohol on the back palate; low bitterness. Medium body but a little thin for the style. Smooth and creamy with a lingering subtly sweet vanilla finish that also has alcohol notes. Nice enough. DougW (1) - - MAY 16, 2016 does not count
Aroma - strong and simple
Taste - 10/10 Full bodied, with slight coffee taste. Beautiful malts. Very creamy (maybe slightly too much) Simple stout flavours, its not trying to be anything else apart from a stout which is refreshing these days. Surprisingly hoppy bitterness to end on.
After taste - Beautiful lingering taste, with that full body malty taste hanging on for a long while.
Sensational with a bit of good quality dark chocolate! kol89 (6) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
Poured into glass. Dark with a thick brown head. Aroma profile is quiet low. Very creamy feel with low carbonation. Well balanced flavours of coffee and chocolate. A very enjoyable Imperial Stout donniemillan (102) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2015
I’ve never seen a beer so flat, zero head, just pours like a cold black coffee, strong bitter cocoa flavour, very syrupy mouthfeel. Benzai (16558) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle shared by Countbeer @ "Cut weer" tasting. Opaque pitch black color, average sized brown head that lasts for quite a while. Aroma is malts, dark malts, light roast, a slight hint of black currant and slightly liquorice. Taste malts, lightly liquorice, a touch of caramel and lightly hops in the background. Average to decent body, average to medium carbonation.