kiwianer (3333) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6.4% The head is robust, the body black. It smells roasty, darkmalty, bit chocolate, The taste is roasty, creamy, chocolate darkmalty.
Jimthechap (1607) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from tap at the Great New Zealand Beer Festival. It looks like Porter ought to - dark with a rosy tint in the dimple (Hmm. Rosy tint in the dimple. Try saying that ten times. Lovely). The aromas replicated the flavours: roasty and toasty with a good niff of the Dutch licorice that was added. It also carried a lovely warm spiciness similar to garam masala. A special mention for the mouthfeel that coated the inside of the mouth with gorgeous fluffy bubbles. I like porter and I loved this beer. Job well done Golden Bear.