kiwianer (3339) - 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 (3216) - 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! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - 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 (6669) - 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 (25088) - 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 (719) - 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.
markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
light body, Black colour, slightly weak flavour with hints of roasted malt but not strong enough