beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, tulip glass. Dark brown hue, nice thick creamy tan coloured slowly diminishing head, very good lacing. Roasty malt, chocolate, coffee marmite on well toasted dark rye bread, licorice aromas. Some sweetness moderate bitterness, faint sourness. Expected a bit more body to this beer - thinner and more watery than I anticipated. Soft carbonation, some oiliness to the texture, bitterness and dryness and roasty chocolatyness linger for a while afterwards. This was enjoyable but totally lacked any wow factor or anything special about it.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle
Aroma: Slight earthy yeast with scent of chocolate malt. No sign of hops though.
Appearance: Dark brown, barely translucent body, mostly diminishing, light brown rocky head dissipating to a thin film with fine lacing.
Taste: initially a sweet chocolatey and coffee taste, bitter with a hint of cream. Not a long finish but leaves a milky chocolate and coffee taste - mildly bitter but not sweet with a trace sour aftertaste.
Palate: Medium to full body, creamy texture, lively and quickly dissipating carbonation, and slightly astringent with moderate alcohol finish.
Overall: Certainly a porter youíd want at your local. Fulll bodied, I enjoyed it more for the fact that it has no cloying sweetness and a nice mellow finish.
hawthorne00 (3281) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours pretty much black, tan head settles to a good coat. Very mild aroma has roasted notes and coffee. Nice balanced roast/ fruit/ hop flavours. Smooth mouthfeel backed up with a little bite at the end.
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Minibar in Queenstown. Pours near black with a small tan head. Subdued aroma of roasted malt, coffee, hops, and earthy notes. Flavor was stronger, with roasted malt, coffee, hops, and a slight soapiness. Medium bodied. Smooth, sticky, with a bitter, roasty finish. This one has the potential to be better.
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aroma has a little smoke with plenty of raosted malt and some dark fruits. Nice flavours of roasted malt, coffee and dark fruits. Good hop bitterness on the finsih. Smooth finish with good mouthfeel.
davidm (2037) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml. Nice and robust porter. Aromas of roasted malt and coffee. Mostly sweet flavour, long lasting. Black in colour, with a thin white head. Medium-bodied with a sticky mouthfeel.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Another from my tasting. Didnít enjoy this one too much, aroma started off as black cherrys and chocolate cake then slowly morphed into a marmite and coffee cake. Thick and roasted in the mouth and a weird creaminess from the burps.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and caramel. Good carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel and lingering bitterness in the finish.
Christian (12320) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark brown with a big and lasting off-white head. Roasted aroma with dates and chocolate. Sweetish dark chocolate flavour with a little citrus hops.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely, full-bodied and smooth.
Mild flavours of bourbon, chocolate, roast malt and prunes.
Hints of coffee with every mouthful. Nutty tones with sweet licorice.