Northern Rivers Stout
Reviewed by LaitueGonflable on 01.04.09 in bottle
69 / 100
(Very Good)
Pours a dense black with a crema kind of head. Lacing is a bit thin, but alright. I mean, this looks like a decent stout and there's not much more to say.

Sour, stouty nose with a hint of red grapes, coffee beans and cranberries. Quite aromatic, but a bit simple in spite of that.

Taste is not too bad at all. A slight smokey front with a lot of roastiness, but not intense and doesn't overpower the palate. Bold and manly, with a bitter kind of twist and a slightly sweet lingering with sour toasty notes on the finish. Very well balanced palate and very drinkable. It's strong and flavoursome, but pleasant. Goes down quite smooth and leaves a nice dark malt flavour on the end.
appearance: 4.0 | aroma: 3.0 | taste: 4.0 | feel: 3.5 | drinkability: 4.0