This brewery is located in the beer drinking country of the world: Australia. While it might not be *the* beer drinking country of the world, I don't care. I like drinking beer in Australia. More specifically, this brewery is at 99 Pyrmont Bridge Road, Camperdown, NSW.
It is imported into the US by Lionstone International, Lake Bluff, Illinois.
The nose is surprisingly absent. It's hard to describe since there was nothing to smell. As the beer was drunk, more scents emerged. A little malt, a little hops.
The color is a beautiful red medium amber. The head sticks to the glass nicely.
Full of body, this is a complex beer. It is very hard to describe. It is very good, but very indistinct. The start is sublime, fills the mouth with fizz but, like the nose, no particular taste emerges. If anyone is talking, it's the hops. No flavor, just a light bitterness.
This sounds like a bad review, but it really isn't. Let's see what the numbers say: Very Good!
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This porter has a strong, nutty, malty nose. Very delightful. This porter isn't black like most, but rather a deep, deep clear red. A light shines through like a red traffic light, but the tongue sees green, and tastes chocolate, hops, light, bitter finish. Almost Guiness overtones. Delicious! Thick, foamy head. Sticks to the glass.
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This beer scored as well as it tasted: Excellent!
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