TuiSamesi (4) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An excellent dark ale which captures your attention right from the first taste. Deserves to be more widely distributed as it sets a new benchmark for a dark ale. well done Tui!
kiwianer (3317) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2014 The head is ok, the body dark brown almost black. It smells darkmalty, aromatic, malty, bit sweet. The taste is quite aromaitc, malty, darkmalty, less hoppy. Ok
StevoS (1) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 7, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprisingly good given the price which was around 17 for 12 stubbies.
Not the greatest dark, but drinkable
Nice dark appearance foamy head which disappeared quickly
no aroma to speak of
will have again
Rob_D_UK (687) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy, beige head leaving neat curtains of lacework. Lightly roasted malt aroma. Medium in body with sweet, roasted malts
Jimthechap (1563) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Porter or American Dark Lager?
In my glass (poured from bottle) it looks clear ruby to mahogany in colour with an enduring cream coloured head. Aromas of chocolate and caramel malts abound and if I’m being charitable, maybe some British ale malts. The beer is sweet with reference to the chocolate and caramalt. A little too sweet for my liking, but this beer isn’t without its charm. It certainly looks good enough to drink.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
300ml on tap. Pours burnt brown with nice white head. Smell is smoky burnt caramel. Taste is super malty chocolate caramel, coffee. Decent dark.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Similar in both flavour and appearance to a Monteith’s Black, except sweeter and with slightly less completity. A pleasant maltyness to it, and it is better than tui, but still nothing special. WIPA my arse. Why must Tui lie?
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 10, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught, poured bkack but with little head (probably as most of the punters prefer). Pretty light in palate and flavour, and thin to top it all off. Sweetness in the most overwhelming character. It’s better than Tui is s good as it gets. ’Bullshit’ indeed Hendrik.
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in Rotorua, New Zealand. Black beer with a reddish tinge. The aroma is malty and the flavour is rich, malty and roasted. Overall a pleasant malty and roasted beer.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(On tap) Clear, dark brown with an orange hue and a creamy, beige head leaving neat curtains of lacework. Lightly roasted malt aroma. Medium in body with sweet, roasted malts and lightly burned caramel. The finish has a faint hint of burned malt. A very light Porter. Tui calls this a "West Indian Pale Ale" as opposed to Tui itself being an "East Indian Pale Ale". It’s all bullshit of course. 160208