craftyrocker (75) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2017
330mL bottle. BB June 2017 (but the beer is in good condition).
Appearance: Clear dark bronze / brown. Off white head, drops down to a broken film. Laces well.
Aroma: Sweet malt and toffee.
Taste: Sweet toffee/caramel malt with feint piney hops (delicious and sessionable combo). Moderately bitter finish. Lingering malt.
Palate: Moderate carbonation (great), slightly thin. 3
Overall: Lovely slow sipper, improves as it warms. 16 macca147 (393) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours a dark amber brown with a blood orange tinge and a thin beige head. Aroma: Malt, citrus, grapefruit, grass. Not particularly aromatic. Taste: Biscuity malt, cirrus, grapefruit,. Mild caramel flavours. Mild tartness and bitterness. Moderate carbonation. Thin body. Tasty and easily sessionable, but a bit too thin for my liking. Definitely a good beer though. Dervock (1421) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 9, 2017
Bottle - pours clear burnt bronze with a decent white head. Aroma is lots of sweet biscuit malt and a bit of citrus. Taste is sweet malt only slightly more bitter into the finish. Nice amber. jmgreenuk (9867) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 2, 2017
Tap at The Catfish, Melbourne. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin white head and some broken lace. The aroma is light toffee caramel hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a rich woody, metallic, light floral hop bitter palate and a lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Ok but overly hopped and not in a good way. A touch light, lacking any kind of fruit and with a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. danjs5 (270) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2017
Clear light brown, deep amber colour with quickly reducing frothy head. Sweet malt aroma. Smooth sweet and satisfying biscuity smokey and toffee malt flavours combined with feint pine and fruit, almost fruitcake. Lasting backend bitterness. On a re-try a year or so later on, and it tastes even better than remembered. Agree that this is really a brown ale. A real treat.
StuffWine (177) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2017
Pours an inviting dark amber with a good and lasting light tan head. Aroma is sweet malt and toffee refreshingly cut by light citrus hops. Flavour is satisfyingly similar to aroma, sweet malts, toffee, with piney hops bitterness. Medium body, dense soft carbonation, finish is long and refreshing. Think I will be making this a semi-regular buy, loved it. Skarecrow (873) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 4, 2017
330ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s Melbourne
Chestnut brown color with great head and good carbonation.
Aroma is toffee and biscuit malt but I could not discern any pine or grapefruit hop notes as per the label.
Taste/palate is toffee/malt with mild bitterness and smooth finish.
Not bad but reminded me more of a Brown Ale. ThirstyBird (2992) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
At the Crown in Berko, pours very dark Amber with a tan head. The smell is roasted malt, dark fruit. Toasty, slightly smokey, some dark chocolate and dark fruit. The body is light/medium with fine, soft carbonation.
ANZUShophunter (511) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2017
From bottle in tapered shaker. Pours reddish amber with nice frothy head. Citrus and pine hop aroma takes a while to kick in. Taste of caramel from the malt against significant hop bitterness in the finish. Quite rich for a brew under 5% abv. CurlyJoe (305) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2016 Toffee/caramel aroma. Burnt caramel taste, not too sweet. Lots of flavour. Bitter finish.