Lunkie (1303) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sharp bitter burnt malt smokey aroma. Black colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter brunt flavour. Flat palate. Not the best beer to drink on a very very hot summer day like today. But it was the only cold beer in the fridge.
vanvenlo (1085) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
21 Jan 05 - Pronounced chocolate roasted malt aroma. Black colour, flat head and suds lacing. Big roasted malt (simple) and quite pleasant. Light tangy, thinnish and roasted choc malty finish. Easy drinking beer but a bit simplistic.
LeopardMan (53) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml. bottle served in a 440 ml. tumbler. 5% ABV listed on the bottle.
Dark Red/Brown. Thinnish but reasonably toasty with definte bread/biscuit/coffee/chocolate notes.
Would make a nice casual-drinking beer if it were a bit less expensive.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasted 06/12/2005. The famous, and distinctive, 330ml "Macís" bottle is taller and slimmer than it used to be.
Pours a deep chestnut, with burnished red hues. Short lasting off-white, tending to tan, head. Lacey. Dark chocolate, crusty bread, cookie and coffee in the nose. Astringent, dry, toasty in the mouth with just a little vanilla-like sweetness creeping through. Lacks malt. Slightly lightweight, thins and with a powdery mouthfeel. Lowly carbonated, so gets away with the thiness more than some might.
DuffMan (5772) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, small tan head. Caramel, chocolate, biscuit aromas that carry over to the palate, along with some faintly bitter hops. Balanced and tasty.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Dark brown ruby tinted beer with a thin tan head. Nice sweet malty aroma, molasses, toasted nuts, chocolate and toffee. Flavour is slightly sweet with a touch of sourness. Chewy licorice, molasses, toffee malts. A bit of toast. Hints of chocolate and coffee with faint roastiness.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a medium sized loss, collapsing beige head. Caramel aroma, really sweet malt in the flavour. Dry and slightly roasted at the end. Ok, not too bad but not really good either. Not one I would buy again.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 (On tap Courtesy of yalnikim. Dark brown - close to black - with a creamy, beige head leaving some laces. Lightly sweet, hard roasted malt aroma. Medium in body with lightly sweet, hard roasted malt accents and a somewhat malt bitter finish. Drinkable indeed. 310108
(Bottle 33,5 cl) A beer that certainly lives up to itís name, this really is black albeit with a reddish tint. Light brown, creamy head. Malty, lightly burned, but also with a strange tang of bon-bons or something - actually very unpleasant. I fail to believe this is intentional. Hope itís a faulty beer. 3/2/3/1/6=1.5 100204
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This dark brown ale pours with a modest tan head. There is a malty, banana taste with a slight chocolate finish. One of the few drinkable ales found in New Zealand.
bluevegie (3028) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
5%. Black in colour with good size light tan head. Hops feature initially on the nose followed by all the five malts posted on the label. Roasted flavours come through in the taste, milky coffee and grains, thin in body but easily drinkable. Donít know if this is the same beer as the one listed here?