Jimthechap (1941) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pint enjoyed in the excellent company of Geoff, Pip, Jeremy, Hazel and Mike at the Old Bank Tavern in Redwood among a few other pints and a few other luminaries. In such a situation it was hard not to enjoy this beer. It appeared as dark as proverbial with a collar of temporary cocoa coloured head. I think it would probably gain a great deal from handpull, but gas-flow was was the way it came. Once it had sat for a while to come up to temperature, the aroma was of ground cocoa beans, some plummy dark fruits and freshly ground coffee. These aromas are all winners in my book and were prominent in the flavour profile along with some darker grains. This contributed to a lengthy finish that is still undergoing changes on my tongue around forty five minutes after the last of my glass was drained. Still dusty cocoa and dehydrated coffee: this is a pint worth paying attention to and stood up well after the hoppy pale ales that had preceded it. Even if I hadn’t been in such good company, I think this beer would have kept me appropriately occupied.
kiwianer (3427) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is robust and beige. The body is black. It smells coffee, roasty, stouty, bit chocolate. The taste is bit bitter, chocolate-bitter, roasty, darkmalty, Good
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark pour biege head good size aroma coffee caramel cocoa flavour coffee cartamel malty chocolate not rich vanilla smoothness chocolate and caramel give a goog taste finish very malty and a lasting bitter slightly sry
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost black with a creamy brown head. Light roasted aroma of toast, coffee and dark chocolate. The flavour is toast, coffee and dark chocolate. There’s great balance here with a full bodied maltiness and enough hop bitterness and hint of licorice. Smooth and bitter finish. A top stout...very nice!
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Bar Edward. Pours black, thin tan head.
A smooth aroma, vanilla and coffee with a bit of caramel sweetness.
A robust flavour, plenty of coffee - espresso like bitterness. A wee bit of dark fruit on the finish which is long and roasty.
A very tasty, classic robust Stout. This beer is on good form at the moment.
DuffMan (7564) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
dark chestnut brown pour with a light brown bubbly head that collapses into a rim-hugging halo. Nice aromas of coffee and chocolate, slightly sweet with hints of molasses. No ash or vegetation. Semi-sweet palate, medium bodied leaning toward heavy. Classic stout flavours of burnt roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate with a solid bitter finish. Truly classic in profile, with good balance and generous flavour. Very nice.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 50 cl) Very deep, dark brown - almost black - with an orange hue and a fine, rough, beige head. Burned aroma with a whiff of licorice. Solid body with burned coffee notes and again some licorice. Some malt astringency. Very neat. 200208
Plimmer (252) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted in New Zealand. Pretty dark with small head. Tastes of licorice. Bitter aftertaste. Oily.
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2l Rigger from the brewery - aged 5 months and was in tip top shape! Everything a good stout should have. Nice thick creamy coffee like head all through the glass. Aromas and flavours of coffee, chocolatesand lovely roasted malts. Nice work Dick.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 20/06/2005. 500ml bottle from Regional’s, Wellington.
Inky black with a diminishing but lasting, tight, tan head. Big roasty aroma of coffee, chocolate and toast. Rich, oily, medium-heavy mouthfeel delivers a smooth roasted malt bitterness with no obvious hop presence. A little sourness in the flavour. Those who like a black coffee in the morning, should be drinking this in the evening. My favourite of a good Lighthouse range.