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Hunter Old - Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd

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Hunter Old
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Ratings: 2
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 2.9
pDev: 4.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Also known as "Resort Premium Black Ale".

(Beer added by: vancurly on 03-11-2007)
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Photo of lacqueredmouse
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.

lacqueredmouse, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of vancurly
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.

vancurly, Mar 11, 2007
Hunter Old from Bluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd
- out of 100 based on 2 ratings.