BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - APR 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting pull cap. Darker brown with minimal head. Aroma is rye bread and some light roasted malt. Drier upfront with a dark malty flavour that is quite simple yet enjoyable.
kiwianer (2959) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
NZ N° 50 # The head is good, the body black. It smells sweet, darkmalty roasty. The taste is roasty, darkmalty, maltaromatic, chocolate, toasted. Very Good Schwarzbier!
Travlr (9878) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source. Very dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of ciffee grounds. Taste is very roasty but plain.
azlondon (1250) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Very dark brown, clear I guess. Some tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, chocolate.
Taste: More dark malt and chocolate. Coffee? Actually refreshing.
Info: 330ml bottle, 1/6-2013
Imaena (1630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. Got a pint of this in Wellington and was a bit disappointed. Its decent beer but not great beer.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 surprisingly good, tastes kinda like a sweet chocolate liquorice log. not even that watery, rather smooth. biggest problem is the flavour disappears immediately, no punch at all, but its rather nice really. update: found out that the first one of these was actually 6 months past its best by, and was better than the fresh stuff. surprised that such mainstream stuff aged so well. tick this up a bit.
Beersiveknown (2127) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle on northern explorer train en route to Wellington 5/1/13
Dark brown-black with fizzy cola head. Fairly thin bodiedwith some roast barley and coffee notes and a touch of bitterness. Too sparing on the hops (AGAIN).
Rangi (498) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyable beer. Has a pleasant malt and hop balance with some roasty flavours coming through.
Bif (1192) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mac’s Steamship Brewing Co inAuckland. Served a very dark Mahogany color with a hint of ruby around the edge. Decent head, creamy and fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt bit of caramel sweetness and a bit od spice in the background. Taste of roasted malt caramel sweetness and a bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and ceamy with a nice balance. Nice beer for the style that goes down easy.
Grzesiek79 (2735) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Czarne jak noc w piwnicy. Smoliste i palone wyraźnie. Aromatyczne z wielgachną pianą. Wytrawne solidnie. Nut owocowych tu próżno szukać. Kolor nieprzepuszcza światła, jakby najlepszy szwarzbier z egzotycznego kraju. Blisko mu do najlepszych Stoutów
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
330ml bottle, pours dark black, thick caramel coloured head. Smells coffe, nutty, toasted malt. Tastes very toasted, coffee, some chocolate and nuts coming through. Not a bad effort by macs.