Dervock (1321) - AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2017
Tap - pours brown with an off white head. Aroma is burnt sugar, and spice. Taste is rich sweet malty burnt toffee with the star anise coming through in the finish. KeefOz (1823) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2017
From bottle at Seven Sheds, Railton, Tasmania. Poured an opaque black with no edge tint and a 5mm beige dense foam head that retained very well and laced OK. Carbonation not visible. Aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits, all quite sweet. Taste strongly of roasted notes and coffee followed by dark chocolate, sweetness, and low bitterness; no hint of aniseed. Medium body. Smooth and creamy with soft subtle sweetness on a long finish. Very nice. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Medium brown, bubbly head, light toffee and cassia aroma. Star anise, cassia and a hit of dark sugars. Still fairly light bodied, too. Ends up fairly warming, with a hit of crackery malts, toast, and a splash if alcohol. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2014
Light malty aroma. Jet black colour with excellent head. Nice chocolate flavor with spiced port warmth in the middle. A nice chocolate finish. Medium to heavy body with medium carbonation. mkel07 (5847) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap at Irish Murphy’s Hobart. Rating from February 2014. Awesome beer that hits the spot and spreads warmth through the whole body.
bmeup (678) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2014
This is a beauty, easily the best beer i tried on my Tassie trip. Dark spicey roasty chocolate malty warming gentle bitterness perfect head and retention. Consumed on the deck of a cabin at Cradle Mountain where the temperature was 8C and the beer was 12C. Credit to the brewer, cheers Willie. gnoff (10226) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2013
Draught at Irish Murphy’s, Hobart. Sampled on August 7, 2013.mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Clear black color with red hints, tan head. Sweet, toffee, a bit caramel taste. Sweet, malty, a bit roasted aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Sweet, roasted scent.
Opaque and black when poured. Excellent head retention. So many complex flavours at once. The chocolate and sweetness hits first, then the spices and finally the bitterness. Drink after a meal, as it would overpower whatever is being eaten. Excellent as a dessert during the winter. Warming during a cold evening. A winner. floydian1 (1454) - FNQ, Australia, - DEC 23, 2011
750ml bottle. Pours jet black with a medium-sized lasting beige head with a faint greenish hue. I get vegetables, peppers, dark chocolate, coffee, burnt sugar and liquorice on the nose. Lovely velvety smooth palate with quite marked and (for me) pleasant dry bitter flavours. Finishes dry and warming. Medium to fullish body but not overly rich and easily drinkable. Another winner from Seven Sheds.
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2010
750mL. Pour is clear cola ruby with big carbonation. Looks near black in the glass. A tan, mocha head develops with good retention and lace. Aroma is fresh, roasted malt.; burnt caramel, slight black olives, salty brine and pimento, slight tar. Taste is milk stout like, some chalky fresh malt like The Duck-Rabbit Porter from North Carolina. But as it warms it becomes watery, exhibiting some messy tar, burnt plastic. Pretty bitter with some sweet cola and burnt character. Disappointing.