kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, the body black. It smells sweet, a bit caramel, bit chocolate. The taste is mild, a bit coffee, cramel, chocolate, raisins. Drinkable
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The 20th rating of this bad boy. Draft courtesyof nate2g, thanks! Dark amber color, only slightly darker than the amber ale we had along with it. Aroma is roasty. Taste is watery coffee and subtle licorice.
beer-yum (230) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I suspect this beer is likely much better than my rating. What I call a ’thin’ black beer. But a good (great) porter. Would accept another unconditionally.
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Plonk. Dark brown/black, quickly fading head, coffee/chocolate, vegemite, burnt sugar, a bit thin. Agree with DylansDad - needs beefing up a bit to add some more body.
DylansDad (289) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma and taste are actually very good, it’s just too thin and watery. Up the ABV a couple of percent, and we’ll have a contender.
Rangi (492) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bit of a bland watery black beverage. Not awful but certainly nothing more to write or comment about.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown colour. Aroma has a touch of cocoa but otherwise doesn’t have much character. Bland and watery, with only a hint of cocoa for dark malt character
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle big thanks to Wigman DW, split on split on the 300kph tasting on Train 9116 to Brussels, 26/04/13.
Very dark mahogony brown with a good sized tan head.
Nose carries roast malt, oats, light chocolate.
Taste comprises roast malt, chocolate, dark toffee, background hops.
Medium bodied with fine carbonation, bitter roast in the finish.
A very tasty porter for 4%!
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
mildly roasted malts, high carbonation, body on the thin side. another uninteresting porter. not surprising at 4% abv to be honest. probably not a porter anyway.
BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 2, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
toasty aroma with subtle coffee and chocolate notes. Clear dark brown, brown hue rather than ruby. Nice off whit thin but firm head and nice creamy lacing. Sweet syrupy chocolate sauce with firm burnt toast flavour and weak coffee. Medium bitterness comes through late but after the watery middle. A bit watery on the palate. Overall pretty average.