nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - APR 11, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma of rich malt, dark chocolate and hops. The flavour is malt, chocolate and molasses. Low bitterness. Dry finish. Rather forgettable.
DuffMan (7139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with golden highlights. Small, short-lived brown head. Rich aroma of chocolate, roast, and a little caramel. Flavour is toned-down compared to the aroma, but there is the expected chocolate, along with some molasses and roast. Lighter mouthfeel in keeping with the style. Nice.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 29, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly metallic aroma... But otherwise, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Slight hops in the nose with notes of licorice and coffee.
Burnt malt flavours, some bitterness from the hops. Burnt malt dominates, but there are hints of whiskey and oak.
Quite watery on the palate.
Finishes dry with a cocoa flavour.
Probably better at room temperature.
thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2008
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear, dark brown with not much head to speak about- possible low carbonation? A bit too vegetable like on the finish for me, ok but much better out there
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear, dark brown with a small, beige head. Lightly burned malt aroma. The body is fairly light with burned caramel accents and some dark malts. There’s a light sweetness lingering underneath. The finish is dry though. Very pleasant. 270108
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, poured a dark brown with a large tan creamy head. Some chocolate coems through in the malty aroma, but also accompanied by a sourness. The palate is grainy, becoming thin and watery in the finish. The malt is quite flavourless. As a lover of Mild, I don’t love this one.
bozoNZ (718) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Batch 24 tasted 2006. Dark reddish brown. No aroma very faint head brief head. Moderately sweet, malty but rather bland & no descript but nothing really going for it.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Found in Queenstown, New Zealand. Bought it b/c it looked like a pretty obscure microbrew - and it IS! Not as dry as the Moa Noir. Not very fizzy, thankfully. Hint of sweetness in the aftertaste. Nicely done. Medium body.
Jimthechap (1822) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 4, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I really wanted to like this beer but this confirmed my suspicion of organic products. You don’t come across mild beers in NZ too often and this one put off most of my customers from trying more. Beautiful colour but just about impossible to get a head on it if you are pouring off tap. It lost points on flavour, which is why we drink beer. Just nothing to really remember it by. Sad really.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
dark brown/black in colour with small white head, this disappeared quickly. Fruity aroma, mild coffee flavours, mild bitterness, smooth mouthfeel, but nothing really exciting.