Demise (57) - Wellington, - FEB 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a very dark brown with an explosive tan head which quickly dissolves. aromas consist of roast malt, dark chocolate and caramel, but nothing is very strong. A strong roast malt flavour however, which turns into an almost burned flavour. Subtle dark chocolate and grain also present with burnt malt and a smokey flavour on the finish. Lacking in sweetness which is unfortunate. It has a lovely feel on the palate with the grain inclusion, but the beer is very carbonated which makes it hard to enjoy the stout.
sm89walt (1666) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle. An opaque black-centred beer with dark brown edging and a one-finger, somewhat lasting creamy tan head. Liquorice, coffee, roasted malts, walnut and a touch of dried fruits. Light to medium body, quite firm but I would’ve preferred a degree of softness and plumpness in the mid-palate to round off the bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium intensity ashy, roasty finish with fair length.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
coffee and nuts dominate the flavour here, but it finishes rather watery. very thin overall for a stout...close to a schwarzbier. okay.
Tonybaldeagle (52) - - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beautifully balanced stout with malt & dark truffle tones. There is a full flavour & light finish that makes this easy to drink.
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Cantabrian (674) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a reasonably good stout. Pours brown, just dark brown and not black, but rather formidable, with a thin light cream-coloured head. The first whiff is a lovely chocolate with raspberry liqueur, just as it breaks under our bite. The nose gets more ordinary as it warms, heading towards the plain roasted crust and esters, which are rather unconcealed throughout the whole ride. Roasted malt taste, with a bit of chocolate and a feeble bitterness, both overwhelmed by the alcohol. It is a thin stout and the alcohol is on your palate. Not much of a discernible finish. No matter how much criticiseable, I’d take that cart with the Clydesdales over any ordinary lager.
davidm (1868) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Bottle 330ml from Swords Vic Market. Nice malty beer, fresh. Aromas of milky chocolate and caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a thin head.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish.
floydian1 (799) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 26, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Deep brown body with a medium tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate on the nose. Taste is bittersweet with coffee flavours dominating. Medium-light bodied for the style with a slick mouthfeel. Pleasant bitter finish.
Jade (393) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a tannish head, creamy. Aroma of coffee and roasted elements. Taste exactly the same. A little lighter then most. Quite nice though.
peanutdonut (3) - SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2010 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty toasty nose, with hint of soy sauce. relatively fresh palate, almost minty, coconut stuff and a easter egg kind of chocolately ness
hawthorne00 (2093) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a light tan head that’s big in a pint glass then fades but never disappears. Aroma has nuts, chocolate, grass and a little smoke. Taste has discreet roasted barley, chocolate. Slight coffee astringency. Balanced and mouthfilling. Dry roasted finish is rather short. Not a special beer, but another NZ beer that does everyday really well.