Simmo (27) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
This was the first dark ale I ever tried and so I have a soft spot for it but have gone on to enjoy other beers more. It has a pleasant aroma of roasted malts and caramel when you first open the bottle, however it has little aroma in the glass. It pours a dark orange/brown with a medium tan head that fades, with some lacing in the glass. It has a rather thin feel as you drink and a simple but very pleasant taste of roasted malts. My overall score may be a little biased. Morboso (146) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2014
Pretty subdued for a dark ale, smooth and easy to drink, pretty high carbonation without much head retention, not bad, prefer a bit more oommf, tho admittedly haven’t yet gained a taste for stout or the burnt characteristics and in this one it is a bit subdued for better or worse. A little fruit in the aroma, lets say guava and pomegranate. Shark_Pants (765) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2014
Cola brown with small head. Minimal aroma - some dark fruits, toast and honey. The taste is roasted malts, honey, with some nuttiness in the finish. Too thin, seems watered down. Not too bad though. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
bottle picked up in newcastle. woody brown with a minimal head; simple toffee aroma, hint of cocoa powder; faint stone fruits, faint bitterness, not much happening varanid99 (1341) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2014
Deep brown pour with thin pale brown head. Toasty, slightly spicy, caramel aromas. Taste is burnt sugar, toasty, slight spice. Feels a little thin but good flavour
Capa (3445) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Deep brick red with a thin tan head. Nutty and toasted malt with a bit of fruit. Medium to full bodied. Flavor has a nice toasted biscuit profile with light nut and a bit of caramelized sugar. Solid ale. frankcolub (98) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2014
Appearance : pours a small head ,dark-brown colour.
Aroma: caramel , hoppy
Taste: strong taste of caramel and hops with a touch liquorice.
Aftertaste: bitterness of hops followed by caramel lingering sweetness.
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Roasty edge but plenty of dark fruit. Quite pleasant. Could easily have all year round.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Illywhacker (12) - - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle. Deep dark clear amber with dissipating head. Little aroma - perhaps a little English hop spiciness. Light toffees, burnt toast, roast malt taste but the thin and highly attenuated mouthfeel, and surprisingly high carbonation for the style, throws. Quick bitterness finishes. Not exactly sure what they’re aiming for here; the thin mouth feel prevents it from fulfilling the role of mid-winter comfort beer but the the deeper malt profile disqualifies from being some sort of refreshing American Amber Ale. Frankensteiny, but enjoyable. Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
Nice malt aroma. Dark brown amber cloudy colour with little head. Nice malty flavour with smooth finish. Very low carbonation with medium to heavy body.