Jimthechap (1885) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkish caramel colour under a marshmallowy head with mellow and mature dates, caramel, allspice and rich Christmas cake aromas. A taste reveals those again in the flavours along with a surprising amount of slightly prickly carbonation. Then along comes a tartness that carries a lengthy finish. Tasty enough and lovely to see a New Zealand brewer bring a variety of styles out on to the market. Not a bad nudge at all.
Davros (2164) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours dark copper with a fading head.
Aroma of green apples and gooseberries, lambic-style. Also some sweet malt underneath. Obviously not as intended.
More traditional flavours with bready malt and some toasty notes too. A slight acidity remains of the infection.
Body feels a bit watery.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The head is robust, the body is brown-red. It smells yeasty, malty, bit flowery, alcoholic. The taste is yeasty, creamy, malty, strange, intensive, malty. Medium
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light to medium brown with a lot of sediment and a tan head. Very rich, sourdough flavour, quite sweet. Fairly large bubbles.
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2013 really surprised me. strong chocomalts with just the right level of sweetness. totally darker than expected. harrington’s best to date, and that’s after some 20 goes at their beers.
Cantabrian (905) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice looking beer, dark copper, with an interesting aroma of grape soda (as in Fanta Grape). Flavor is again that Fanta Grape with a bit of malt and bourbon. Not exciting, but not bad at all.
Travlr (14460) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the source. The newest beer from Harrington’s. hazy golden amber color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of banana and light citrus. Taste is banana bubblegum. Nice.