Tonybaldeagle (61) - - 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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Jado (526) - 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 (1755) - Northern Beaches, 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.
kiwianer (3339) - 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 (8020) - 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 (136) - 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 (11812) - 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 (470) - 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 (959) - 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.