downender (8937) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013 ShaneJ (902) - - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Plonk. Jet black, minimal head, a bit thin for a stout I thought. Moderate bitterness and roastiness, dry finish. A let down from a usually great brewer.
Bottle. Jet back with a slight, off-white head. Easy drinking stout, with some milk chocolate, porridge oats and dryish finish. Good. Corndog (12) - - MAR 31, 2013
Caramel aroma, smooth flavour balance of chocolate and roast without a sharp hit, great mouth feel. ComradeK (1262) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large beige head, which lasts well, although does not leave much lacing. Dusty cocoa, espresso and roasty malt notes make up the aroma. The hops up front are very strong for an oatmeal stout, bringing lemon and pine resin flavours, which dominate proceedings leading into a body of bitter dark chocolate, bran and just the merest hint of oatmeal smoothness. The finish is a strange mix of bran and coffee. Throughout it is a little watery, lacking a full, rich stout body. This is not a great beer. The hops are way too strong for a beer of this style, and really jar with the darker malt flavours. The oatmeal is not really noticeable, and the palate is too thin for a stout. I’ve had better. Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2013
Now, that’s a lovely beer, isn’t it? Dark mahogany, pretty much black, with an ordinary looking creamy head. The aromas start with chocolate and port, and ashes in the back over the roasted malts, very much like oatmeal stouts. It turns into a bourbon barrel nose in time. Flavours of chocolates, woods, a touch of plums, finishing with a pleasant, dry bitterness, perfectly balanced. With a velvet feel, it is not full bodied as I’d expect from an OS, but medium. Still, the flavours are ample and agreeable. Great beer! mkel07 (6462) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2013
330ml bottle from Slow Beer. Black as the depths of sace with a deep layer of coffee coloured foam that crackles and hisses. Aromas of coffee, toffee and aniseed. Fills the mouth with flavour from the first sip to the last. This is a very good beer.
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours jet black with a small lightly tanned head on top. It slowly disappears. Nose is very roasty with a fair whack of toffee biscuit. Subtle vanilla in there too. Taste is moderately roasted oats with a light nutty character throughout. Loads of caramel/toffee notes as well. Quite biscuity. Moderate mouth feel and high carbonation makes it very quaffable. Not bad stuff but nothing out of the ordinary gam (4097) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2012
Small head dark pour brisk carbonation aromas milky chocolate some cocoa flavours milky oat touch not bad on palate roast chocolate caramel nutty taste coffee smooth but not a strong flavour light creaminess finish has the flavours but not the full taste still it goes okay on the palate hawthorne00 (4149) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2012
Bottle, 11C. Black with a modest tan head that doesn’t hang around long. Aroma of mocha, dark berries, solid roasted malt. And so it tastes. Balancing bitterness, dryish finish. Pleasant balance, missing a bit of richness. A bit anonymous. Davros (3310) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours black with a lasting head.
Nose shows roasted malt, oatmeal, soft cocoa and some grainy malt.
Lots of plain roasted malt as a flavour too, but not particularly interesting.
Too highly carbonated.
Reasonably solid but not going blow anyone’s mind in terms of character.