Jade (393) - - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep burgundy red in colour. Ringlet of brown head. Nutty oaky aroma, very pleasant. Solid roasted/smoked wood taste, caramel and chocolate. Warming, bitter after taste - this is nice.
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is good, the body black. It smells sweet, coffee, malty, darkmalty, roasty,bit chocolate. The taste is chocolate, bit bitter, darkmalty, roasty, coffee, nice taste but a bit to mild. 12/12/11/11/-/12
sockless (21) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2 L bottle. Fair aroma of chocolate. Pours a nice dark reddish black, with a tan head. Smooth, chocolate taste, fairly sweet with very little bitterness.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
first impressions were of chocolate and cola, especially with the fizziness straight out. quite sweet and not overtly roasted. rather light for a porter. not bad, good for a standard porter if there’s nothing else around, but still fairly uninteresting.
Rangi (500) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice standard porter. Nice amount of roasty flavours to keep me happy. Slightly thin for my liking. Solid but not to exciting.
Jimthechap (1332) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appears dark brown with tawny port notes in the dimple of the glass. Not a lot of head to speak of, more a film on top of the body of the beer that is latte-caramel in colour. Aromas of dark chocolate, raisins and port wine. Some cinnamon and spice there. Cool and chocolately in the mouth with a silky texture as if there were some oats used. Lipsmacking and sweetish toward the finish with only a faint bitterness to carry the finish. A good go to dark ale. I’d have another.
Cantabrian (684) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2013 Re-rate in October 2013 - Much better aroma, fruity, with brackberries, currants and a touch of bourbon. The flavour was rather smokey also. Seems much improved.
[Old rating -->]This is one of the porters that has got me into drinking "fancy" beers. However, I had a different memory of this Wobbly Boot. Either the batches are inconsistent or my perception has changed. The aroma..well, which aroma? There’s nothing I can get out of it. If I try too hard I get something unpleasant, but perhaps that’s from the lining of my nostrils anyway. Pours black, as it should, with an almost white, generous head. Looks classy! Flavours of chocolate, quite milky, and malty, but not much charred. This is a good outcome! Palate is thin, unfortunately, with a bit of a fizzy feel in the end. Not perfect, after all, but still a lovely, very likeable beer. If Harringtons dropped some lactose in it, that would make a fabulous milk stout!
Deu (523) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting tray at a beer festival. Nice porter well balanced. Chocolate and coffee taste. I recommend.
Beersiveknown (2143) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep ruby with cocoa powder and chocolate essence in the nose. Medium carbonation, quite thin in body with chocolate and a watery, slightly roasted barley finish. Brewed stronger and liquored back perhaps?
maneliquor (2297) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Beervana. Lots of toasted malts and dry yeast in this. Quite bland and boring