Tasted Wednesday 24 June 2009. 330ml bottle, 8.1% Alc/Vol.
Another anticipated beer from one of Australia’s best micro-breweries. This release lacks the weight and density that last years had. However this is still a very good beer. Very dark brown hue with a short lived espresso coloured head. Aromas are of banana, coffee, creamy jersey caramel and mocha. Not as heavy on the palate as one would expect of an Imperial Stout. Very creamy on the palate initially with sweet roasted malt followed charry/nutty notes, coffee, alcohol warmth and mild but persistent hop bitterness. Good length too.
Overall this is a very nice beer and easy to drink but a bit light for the style. Is there such a thing as a “session Imperial Stout?” This could be it.