EMunk (98) - USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best of a group of a sample palette at the brewery in New Zealand. A very smooth and ’creamy’ dark style brew. Highly recommended to try if you try any.
omega (500) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Coffee and malt on the nose, this beer has good chocolately undertones that have good length making it very easy to drink.
mkel07 (2340) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Dark and black in colour with a deep chocolate foam that collapses quickly. Flavour is toffee, coffee and chocolate and oh so good. Roasted malt in the aroma with a creamy smooth texture.
hawthorne00 (1890) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with a large light tan head that lasts pretty well. Aroma has slightly acrid roast, chocolate, coffee;’ hints of plums, vanilla, lemon and grass. Some dark toffee sweetness under burnt malt and coffee astringency. Dry bitter finish with some coffee astringency. Some hop flavours in the bitterness that don’t quite sit with the rest of flavours at first, but balance improves as it gets a little warmer.
gam (2697) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big biege head dark stout aroma expresso coffee vanilla rich chocolate flavour cocoa rich chocolate good bitter light creaminess fair rertention on this stout flavour at times seems a little short finish mild rich aftertaste malt decent bitter last a short time
phaleslu (4528) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Minibar in Queenstown. Pours black with a medium tan head. Big cocoa nose, with coffee, toffee, molasses, and roasted malt. The flavor follows suit, with better balance. Dry, roasty finish. Medium-full bodied. Active carbonation keeps this from being smoother. Overall, a very nice and straightforward stout.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small diminished beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and molasses. The flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and molasses. Good carbonation. Dry and bitter finish.
DuffMan (5257) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big 650ml bottle. Near-black, hearty looking pour with a thick brown head. Bitter roast, chocolate, coffee, and a slight musty/earthy quality fill the nose. Rich, medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, loaded with flavours of chocolate, coffee, with a beguiling sweet-spicy character. Slightly lactic quality. Low bitterness. Very tasty!
Papsoe (25129) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a very dark reddish brown with a light brown head. Burned malt aroma with some sweetness. Medium body with a lively carbonation and sweet, hard roasted malt accents, a little vanilla and chocolate. Subdued bitterness. Lowkey and pleasant. 250308
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pitch black, diminishing tan head. Robust yeasty chocolate aromas dominate the nose. Dark chocolate flavours are consistent throughout, very little bitterness to balance a bit of spiciness, watery texture.