crabbey (16) - - JUL 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black with the faintest of beige heads. Aroma is of milky chocolate and coffee; pretty clean without much fruitiness—I like. In the mouth it is sweet without any cloying, full bodied and creamy with a moderate bitterness and low carbonation. Alcohol is very present throughout, although it is balanced well. A worthy addition to the excellent family of NZ craft stouts.
kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delicious. Bottle pour at home. Black with tiny brown head. Massive cocoa chocolate Carmel taste. Thick. Then threw a scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. Great dessert
Shark_Pants (64) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma vanilla, roasted coffee, dark chocolate. Taste of dark chocolate, coffee, charred steak, vanilla, gravy. Really good mouthfeel, nice & thick but not too chewy. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
culchiem (2036) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Jet black with a medium tan head. Aroma is firm roast malt. Flavor is light burnt, dark candy, some alcohol on a long toast finish
humlelala (813) - DENMARK - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(50 cl bottle from Toft Vin; BBD: January 1st 2014) Pours pitch black with one finger toffee head that recedes gently leaving ample film and thick creamy lacing in the glass. Aroma is initally bourbon and iodoine, which - as the brew warms - gives way to more gentle yet rich notes of molasses, toffee and bread with a hint of vanilla. Creamy texture, soft carbonation bordering on flat, full body and yet a surprisingly dry finish with an astringent touch from the alcohol presumably. Flavour is a bit of iodine, roasted malt and driness with more hints of bitterness than sweetness. I get how this could be complementary to a sweet desert.
anders37 (14730) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.
hparasuraman (1) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Excellent beer although a bit pricey..love the aroma of the beer..8wired have some wonderful beers in their collection and istout is definitely among the best!!
nlc (58) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow. Very creamy, coffee, alc 10% but you wouldn’t notice it, But now after 15 min I do. Good job guys. Not really my favourite but this beer does kick my ass. Though, a bit expensive, value/money wise. (NZD13.5 / ?8.15)
umich03jm (1315) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours black with a small creamy head that quickly fades to a ring. Aroma is dominated by chocolate fudge and coffee with some hints of dark fruit, vanilla, wood, and dark bread. Taste is roastier than expected from the aroma and it mixes great with the rich chocolate fudge, coffee, and dark bread. Long finish leaving an oily palate and a roasty, burnt wood taste. Thin to medium body. Awesome.
AgentAle (105) - - NOV 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: light rich aroma
Taste: very pleasant rich rich taste with a warm and pleasant finish
Appearance: Very dark with thin brown body
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sweet pumpernickel and roasty vanilla aroma with some pine hops and licorice. Oily opaque black brown under tan dots on the glass and a bubbly ring. Dry roasty vanilla flavour with sweet pumpernickel, dried fruit, and assertive bitterness that combines hops and black malt. Medium body, moderate carbonation, dry finish that’s surprisingly clean.