ab29 (22) - - MAY 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black, absolutely no light is going through that. head sticks around but not for long. Nutty, chocolatey coffee malty nose. very smooth, with a slight frizante. the bitterness kicks in after your palate is reminded of the nose. and lingers. pretty good.
17Beer (97) - SWITZERLAND - APR 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells of malt chocolate and coffee. Pours jet black no head. Wonderful complex tastes of coffee, chocolate and chalk. Excellent.
waiake (366) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at brothers bar ak city poured deep black with a mild malty aroma the taste is real malty coffee roasted mostly & bitter quite dry lingering & luvly
alberti92 (152) - - MAR 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head with low carbonation and a silky light body. Aroma is dominantly chocolate and mocha with a slight coffee undertone. Also in the aroma there are some fruits particularly rockmelon. Taste is slightly smokey with coffee and chocolate. The aroma is way more inviting than the taste but for a sessionable stout this was pretty good.
k0mpsa (1583) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at pomeroys, christchurch. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty and some coffee. Light roasty body, coffee, some hops at the end.
anstei (223) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Pomeroy’s, Christchurch. Pours, guess what, pitch black! Typical dense stout head, medium size. Smoky, but not too much. Liquorice, but not too much. Good beer.
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imperial stout flavour, session stout body. Great combination of malts and a finish that reminds you the lights will not be out at the end of the glass.......lovely drop.
Jado (633) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin, dark tan head. Some ’legs’ on the side of the glass. Aromas of dried fruit, cocoa, vanilla and black coffee. Taste is stewed fruit followed by a roasted coffee bitterness and touches of dark chocolate toward the end and a touch of smoke. There’s a metallic note in there as well. Substantial body. Pretty good stout.
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Very dark with a medium brown head. Aroma is of charred malt grains. Flavour is quite full, with a distinct liquorice note. Starts sweet, but finishes dry enough to be quite drinkable. Not very rich. Really quite good
sm89walt (1793) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - 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.