Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - NOV 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I made this assessment based upon a measure poured off tap from Casselís. I waited for it to warm up from the over-cold gas pour and saw that it was black with ruby notes in the dimple of the glass. Aromas came forth of raisin and plum sauce, inedible cherry but still it was too cold. I tasted (said Hemmingway), it was cold and it was like Renaissance Elemental Porter, a beer I LOVE. It had the berry and plum with touches of coffee, red plums and coffee. An understated stout but immediately drinkable until you get to the point where you canít drive, canít speak properly and canít engage third gear on your legs. My best advice is to lower the alcohol. Please?
Skarecrow (97) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml can BB 22/10/2016
Roasted malt aroma.
Poured black with tan head.
Medium bitterness is followed by roasted finish.
The 7% ABV is very apparent at the back.
Samtzu (121) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Can. Pours a deep black with off white head. Light body with mild malty notes and a slightly sweet finish.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[8284-20160517] Tap. Lightly perfumed floral soaped bread aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Toasted rose petals grains flavour. Medium-full body has an odd tangy finish. Average. (7/3/6/3/13) 3.2
(@ Smiths, Queenstown, NZ)
wrlangin (133) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours pitch black with tan head. Aroma of hops and coffee. Taste is hops, coffee, and a little pine. Well balanced. I enjoyed this.
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jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2016-05-17. Black body small tan head. 3+ Aroma is mild, very lightly dusty malt has very muted earthy hints. 6+ Flavour is moderately malty, dark malt, whispers of dusty roast, very light tang. Smooth average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, much more mild overall than I expected. 6/3+/6-7/3+/14 On tap at Smithís, Queenstown, NZ.
daje (3782) - NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hopyard, september 4th 2015. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of burned malt, smoke and leather, dried fruit. Taste is light sweet, roasty, with a dry finish. Burned aftertaste with dark fruits.
mcberko (13227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Local Melbourne, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out licorice upfront, along with coffee and cocoa. Flavour is full-bodied, with notes of coffee, a little cocoa and a touch of licorice. Medium-bodied and smooth on the palate. Decent stuff.
Ngejo (883) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAY 6, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Black, frothy, tan foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.
bobbysutts (19) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty happy with this all season stout. Getting malty, liquorice, coffee flavours. Appearance good, super dark with glittery head. All round a good stout, pricey beer for just over the pond. $20.
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davidezdonz (267) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - APR 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A 330ml can with a best before date of 10th August 2016 and poured into a Moonzen teku glass. It poured a pitch black colour with a big almost three finger dark tan head that stuck around for a while and left nice streaky lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, light char and bittersweet chocolate. Taste starts with a light roast, coffee and light char followed by a bitter espresso and citric finish. Light to medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Overall, this was good with nice coffee flavours mixed in with some smoky char and a bitter fruit finish. Light enough to be a stout for all seasons.