hawthorne00 (4195) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2012
Nitro tap. Black with a small light tan hed that coats the glass. Aroma: dark roast, licorice, treacle. Taste has roasted malt, burnt caramel, singed cream, licorice. Grassy, slightly spicy bitterness. Like everything you want to be in draft Guinness. Lovely. macca147 (754) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2017
On tap at Wig & Pen, Canberra. Pours an ink black with a solid tan head. Aroma: Roasted malt, cocoa, cream, mild toffee notes. Taste: Roasted malt, mild caramel malt, cocoa, cream, oats. Medium to heavy bodied. Creamy texture. Mild carbonation. Quite delicious, probably the best beer from this brewery. bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2006
This delicious beer just had me thinking of tiramisu, which isn’t a bad thing. Lots of creamy coffee and dark chocolate, but could do better without the nitro IMHO, which instills a smoothness that seems to truncate the flavours a bit unfortunately. vanvenlo (1923) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2006
28 Mar 2006 - Nice swwet choc roated malt aroma. Black-dark brown colour with good lasting head and lacing. Sweet choc-coffee malt flavour. Choc roasted malt aftertaste. The best of the bunch in my tastings today at the W&P. Mjollnir (417) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2010
Tap. Pours black with red highlights and a creamy off-white head that settles a little a leaves a decent amount of lacing. Aromas of chocolate, roast and to a lesser extent coffee. Flavour is strongly roasty. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and silky smooth with a lingering roasted bitter finish.
fletchfighters (1604) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Had on Nitro at Wig and Pen in Canberra
Jet black with a thin, light brownish cream head. Looks like guinness. Shocker. Excellent lacing left through drinking. Layers and layers of film.
Nose is roast, coffee, chocolate, cream, treacle, and slightly woody.
Taste is roast, coffee, chocolate, cream . Very straightforward.
Medium bodied. nearly perfect carbonation for the style. Dry roast, chocolate and coffee finish with good touches of spicy bitterness.
Does not dissappoint Cantabrian (1169) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2013
On tap at the Wig & Pen in Canberra. The pub was full and loud, but I had to try this before turning away. Great stout. Creamy with plenty of nitro, sour, full of chocolate, ashes and that constant dryness and medium body. Very much like a Murphy’s. It could have been better enjoyed had it been served at a higher temperature. stoutnick (843) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2015
Nice dark pour with good foam. Light soy sauce, mild roast malt aroma. Taste is roasty sweetness - very nice for a straight up stout. Good stuff! mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 30, 2003
Transparent black colour, great head retention but you'd expect that off nitro.
Really good, grainy, roasty aroma (like dark rye bread now that Betty mentions it).
Good solid malt, roasty but certainly not burnt like Coopers Stout. Would have liked more bitterness though. Slightly creamy body but seemed a lot closer to regular gas than Guinness, Kilkenny etc (which is good of course). With more bitterness this would be my favourite stout, as it is it's still very good. winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2004
NFOB 2004. On tap in a plastic cup (sigh). Deep purple/black colour, fairly small head. A very good stout featuring roasted chocolate/coffee flavours. Unfortunately for this beer it is the shadow of its big imperial brother. Nice though.