Tasted Friday 1 May 2009. 500ml bottle, 6.5% Alc/Vol.
After trying the last three Dux beers I had high expectations of this beer. The aromatics were nice with typical roasted/burnt, nutty, and coffee notes. The palate started out full, sweetish and rich but quickly dropped away to be a bit thin and short, leaving me a bit disappointed. There wasn’t an abundance of complex flavours and it came across more as a strong porter.Flavours were nice and smooth with some sweet malt, chocolate, roasted chestnut and charriness, but the beer was pretty light on for a “Strong Stout”. Alcohol was well contained. Certainly this is a session stout but I expected more richness, concentration and challenging flavours. Nice but not amazing.