Cconners (11) - Tauranga, - MAY 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On a recent trip to Welly I found a great little shop called Rumble’s they had a great range of import and domestic beers. I picked up a few bottles that Rumble himself suggested. This one was great smells of dark chocolate and roasted malts with a delicate creamy head. Tastes like milk chocolate with hints of roasted malt, a delicate bitterness ,and not overly sweet. Mouth feel is medium and silky with a pleasant lingering finish. Great beer! I hope I can find this beer in the North Island.
zvsn (1427) - ISRAEL - MAY 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting, thanks Tom. Amber brown with acreamy head. Aroma of caramel, soy, coffee. Sweet and artificial flavors of cocoa, toffee, caramel. Medium-bodied, sitcky texture.
tomer (2686) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 30, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
At a tasting, thanks, small stable light beige head, clear deep brown color with red taints, a little odd looking, aroma of milk chocolate and caramel, flavor of milk chocolate that feels a bit artificial like Hershey, and also some caramel. Not too good, feels industrial.
jjsint (1960) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Artisan Tap, Bedford. Dark brown, translucent with a sizeable tight light tan head. Coffee and blackberry compete with a metallic tinge in the aroma. Taste is sweet, rich and chocolatey. Velvety chocolate hit in the finish, alongside a surprisingly bitter hop note. Palate is quite thin, a bit of a letdown. Verdict: Meantime are getting a lot of hate recently since the takeover, and their beers can be hit and miss. This is really nice although... maybe not quite as ’authentic’ as I’d like...
scottm2588 (147) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours very dark brown/black with a small tan bubbly head that disappears quickly. Aroma is chocolate, slight ash, roast malts, slight soapyness. Taste is big chocolate, slight coffee, ash, earthy roasts, slight dryness. Bit on the thin and carbonated side.
ndburns (53) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle at the Bank House. Pours dark brown with a light head. Aroma dominated by chocolate. Flavour is quite dry chocolate.
LazyPyro (337) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Pours a clear very dark brown colour with a small light tan head. Aroma is of dark chocolate, malt, vanilla or even mint note as well. Taste is dark sweet malts with a chocolate hit and some vanilla. Smooth. Some bitterness in the finish. Loved this.
Gary (1791) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2016 330ml ; In a Tulip : This beer was better than I speculated it being ! as I chugged it fast I reflected within my mind that ’this shit had less generic chocolate nuance than I’d reckoned ’ . A nice bittersweet roast , dry chocolate emphasis .
FrankZappa7 (406) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
27-Feb-2016-0,33L Flasche @ MühlenBar. Schwarz, beige Krone. Aroma: Bitterschokolade in Reinkultur. Antrunk Mal, Schokolade, wärmender Alkohol.
Beer5000 (5650) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle as Chocolate Porter @ Giddy Bridge, Southampton. Practically black body with a moderate sized, creamy tan head. Lovely aroma of dark chocolate that doesn’t leave room for so much more. Flavor is sweet, but not overwhelming sweet dark chocolate, mild roasted dark malt and some bitterness. One dimensional but quite nice, there is some kind of balance here and the chocolate is safely at the “dryer” side of “too sweet”. Fine balanced body and long lasting, smooth chocolate aftertaste. Easy to finish the bottle, but would avoid another one straight ahead.
Linkiewitz (82) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 20, 2016
1.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Aromat: Palone słody, czekolada, rodzynki w czekoladzie, malaga.
Wygląd: Niemal nieprzejrzyście czarne, z dobrą pianą.
Smak: No, kwestie pozytywne już się skończyły, teraz będzie tylko negatywnie. Piwo było okropnie, straszliwie rozwodnione. W dodatku żelaziste. Całość smakowała jak woda doprawiona gwoździem, łyżką kakao oraz rodzynkiem.