Doss Blockos Dark Lager - East 9th Brewing Co
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Reviews by doktorhops:
3.65/5 rDev +2%
Doss Blockos Dark Lager is certainly an eye catcher with it's dark label that has graffiti characters on it. The other thing I noticed upon reading the label is that although the brewing company is located in St Kilda, Victoria - the beer states "Product of New Zealand"... interesting indeed.
Poured from a 500ml bottle into a Stein.
A: Presents well with a clear coke black body (deep ruby when a torch is shined through it) and a substantial 6cm tan head that stays put... going to be a challenge getting anything but head here (Euphemism not intended).
S: This very much has the aroma of a Stout; roasted barley, chicory, burnt caramel, so I'll be surprised if it doesn't taste like one.
T: Yep, definitely tastes like a Stout, which is an ale for that matter so unless there's some Voodoo going on at the brewery and this is brewed with lager yeasts they shouldn't be calling this a lager. Flavours are; roasted barley, chicory, burnt caramel, with some Vegemite thrown in. Finish is more dry than bitter.
M: Mid to light bodied, medium carbonation with a slight wateriness overall.
D: Lager/ale argument aside this is a decent dark beer - it's brooding and moody, as the label pictorially suggests, and it goes down well too. Price-wise it's a little on the expensive side (it cost $9 for a 500ml, and my preferred price range for 500ml is around $6). Other than that - the massive head anomaly can probably be put down to the shape of the bottle: the neck is really long and when pouring there is an effect of the liquid slapping into the neck which gets it excited. Overall a decent ale... err, lager.
Food match: The Vegemite flavour makes it an ideal beer for Vegemite on toast, not sure if this was intended by the brewers but if so: mission accomplished.
07-03-2013 05:45:51 | More by doktorhops
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