sm89walt (1693) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg - Brew, Rotorua. A deep, opaque brown with a fine, fwding, lacing beige to light tan head that eventually end up looking flat and cola-like. Coffee, roasted malts, dried fruits, powdery chocolate and liquorice characters. Light to medium body, quite firm a mouthfeel with soft to medium carbonation and a lingering dry, malty bitterness to finish.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is brown and robust, the body black. It smells roasty, chocolate, bit coffee, aromatic. The taste is chocolate, bit coffee, roasty, aromatic, very nice!
3fourths (7769) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From draft. Cocoa, dark chocolate, burnt popcorn, oily black patent aroma and flavor with faint lactose touches. Thin body, sweet, low bitterness, flabby texture dissolves quickly in the finish. To go with that you have notes of potato starch and sourish lactic acid in the finish. Very basic stuff, nothing at all seems to have fallen in place.
Rulymel (87) - SPAIN - OCT 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour with a thinny beige head.
Lots of malt, chocolates and coffe in a nice and intense aroma.
Easy drink, plenty of flavour of roasted cereal, chocolate and coffe. Ligthly bitter finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Pom’s, courtesy of staff, thanks! Very dark maroon brown color, thin tan head. Aroma of coffee and Kahlua. Taste is bitter coffee and unsweetened cocoa. Nice.
beer-yum (330) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Delicious ’skinny’ stout that is surprisingly sessionable. Comparable to other black IPA’s with a nice bitter finish.
floydian1 (813) - FNQ, Australia, - JUN 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from OB Sydney. Pours, er....pitch black with ample fluffy beige head and minimal lace. Decent stout-style aromas of roasty dark chocolatey malts, coffeebeans, and a trace of cherries. smoke and salty sea air. Palate is quite light bodied for the style with roasted dark malty bittersweet flavours and a trace of brine. Finishes medium bitter and quite dry. Would certainly be well matched to freshly shucked oysters.
Tonybaldeagle (56) - - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full bodied smoked manuka taste that shouts stout. Coffee lingers on the palate. Sophisticated and fulfilling.
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Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured cola brown with a short-lived, yellowy-beige head. The aroma picked up sweet chocolates, honey, and vanilla.. light salty and smoky accents.. I really enjoyed it, and wasn’t expecting to. The flavor found well-roasted black and chocolatey malts with a hint of lactic tartness.. touches of salt and smoke again on the roasty finish. Light-medium bodied and tacky at times on the palate.. OK feel and flow.. overall a very tasty brew.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
333ml bottle- Lovely rich malt flavours Velvety smooth with a great coffee bitterness.