kiwianer (3385) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The head is robust, the body black. It smells roasty, aromatic, intensive, maltintensive, darkmalty, balanced-aromatic, delicious. The taste is darkmalty, roasty, aromatic, malty, balanced, bit creamy, bit sweet, maltyintensive, very good. 4.3
Brodies_Best (257) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
500 ml bottle pours dark brown with tan head. Good lacing. Aroma is earthy and slightly smokey and sweet. Full bodied. Taste is smokey and bitter, slightly more acidic than what I like. As it warmed up it kinda tasted like meat funnily enough.
Travlr (13301) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the source. Very dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate syrup over fudge brownies. Taste is rich bittersweet cocoa and espresso. Tasty.
EMunk (99) - 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 (721) - 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 (3674) - 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 (2543) - 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 (3342) - 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 (6811) - 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.