Hunter Old - Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
2.78/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
From vancurly's description, I believe this is the same beer as what is branded the "Resort Premium Black Ale" at the Hunter Resort's Bluetongue Brewery Cafe.
Pours a slightly hazy light-brown colour - certainly not a dark looking beer, even less so for one called a "black". Head is a thick and powdery off-white colour which retains reasonably well. It's not huge, and not particularly true to any "black" style I've heard of.
Some roasted characters on the nose. Some dirt, dust and a very light roasted bitterness, but not going anywhere near the realms of a true porter. In essence, it's like a slightly differently coloured version of any other of their beers.
Taste is light, more nutty than roasted, quite subtle. Bloating mouthfeel and a rank bitterness on the back which countermands what pleasantness the nutty character leaves. A confused conglomerate of reasonably pleasant, and unacceptably poor characters - the result is mediocre.
It has a tad more interest than Bluetongue's never ending range of pale lagers, but it seems very much a token effort, not a real attempt to brew a proper dark ale. Not bad, but certainly far from greatness.
Serving type: on-tap
09-25-2009 22:50:40 | More by lacqueredmouse
3.03/5 rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
Attractive beige foam, cola-like colour / red brown. No haze, good bubbling.
Aromas of choc/coffee, touch of hazelnut.
Roasted malt flavours, touch of rust/blood, or the edge of a well-done steak... charry.
Body a bit lightweight, no real follow-through or length. No bitterness.
Starts with promise, but fails on its way through the mouth.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2007 01:01:55 | More by vancurly
Hunter Old from Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd
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