tombutlin (74) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I’m really going off stout. This one tries too much and ends up like a mardi gras float at the farmer’s field day. Caramel and chocolate. Confused.
mtangel (10) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with slight head. This stout has a bitter, crisp flavor with hints of biscuit. All right, but not my go to NZ stout.
waiake (371) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured black with a tan very frothy head that lasted throughout, the aroma was wonderfully rich coffee & malty the taste was bitter dry roasty very malty maybe oysters this grew on me all the way through would of loved another bottle
Bule (1123) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Good hop bitterness. Roasted malt.
k0mpsa (1612) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ballantynes, christchurch. Black color, on of the biggest brown heads ever seen. Aroma is roasted malts, coffee, licorice. High co2, roasty, coffee, balanced. Nice stout, but the head is getting over the glass when poured.
jc1762 (155) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Craft Beer Rising (London, 19 February 2015)
Black with thin coffee brown rims and a head of coffee brown foam.
The nose shows a briny oyster background with notes of dark chocolate and latte.
The palate shows a slight tartness. Medium bodied & carbonation. Very smooth with flavors of dark chocolate and espresso and once again, the briny oyster constantly in the background. These flavors blend together harmoniously. Very clean espresso finish. All flavors are balanced, clean, and clear.
slychis (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, toast and a pleasant sweetness at the back end. Couldn’t pick up briny-ness but enjoyable drop anyway
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet chocolate, roasts, light bitter finish. A bit salty. Very good brew.
jinroh (654) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with massive beige head. Head reduces fast but some foam still remains. Taste has some velvety fruitiness, coffee, bit oily texture. Strong coffee malts, bitter chocolate. Nice balance with salty sea characteristics, bit sour feel in the aftertaste. Nice sturdy stout.
ab29 (22) - - DEC 3, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black in the glass, with head retained well, (caramel colour). Chocolate and bread, with a roasted coffee nose.
Light and smooth, almost nutty, flavour comes out now.
Long Finish. Delightful, 500ml bottle.