curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown, small tan head. Nut and chocolate aroma. Chocolate taste but body is lacking.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured hazy amber with a white head. aroma was cardboard and horse grain. flavor was flat wet grain with medium body and high carbonation.
Quevillon (2341) - Sainte-Thérčse, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle purchased at the Westmere Beverage Center (Albany, New York) on September 18, 2012. Very dark brown, medium head. Aroma of dry barley, cracked wheat, very fragrant. The taste is somewhat similar, but more raw, hints of smoked herbs, barley bitter. Like the other Moa, it is very good, I’d like it to have more Kiwi beer!
jimhilt (2340) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades slowly to a ring leaving some lace. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Opaque brown color. Nose is slight malt. Flavor is caramel and baked molasses. Smooth, surprisingly good being in a green bottle. $4.25 for a 375ml bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
drjay44 (2338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium beige head of good duration, over a clear, dark brown (SRM 30) body...nose is light cereal, tiny amounts of coffee, chocolate...taste is mainly cereal malts, with hints of cocoa, finishing dry....mouth feel light, carbonation high. It is dark, has more cereal flavors but little else. BJCP 6/3/11/4/6
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2009 Bottle, pours a amber-brown with a large frothy being head. A rich chocolately aroma, with a touch of caffeine and some phenolics. A good bitter hop palate, a light but creamy mouthfeel, though a little thin and metallic. The flavours are a little understated, some roasted malt - thankfully no steamed carrots! I quite enjoyed this. A nice warm up to a Rut & Ram ’Aloo Strong Dark Mild.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Dark brown colored brew. Roasted malty aroma. Nice coffee flavor.
maneliquor (2225) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in NZ. First beer on the trip and very happy. Typical dark lager. Sessionable and roasty. Nice beer
hawthorne00 (2092) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark caramel and coffee. Taste has some chocolate as well. A little overcarbonated, but a swirl improves things and makes the lovely head return. Dries out at the end but only a slight spiciness suggests bitterness. Not really my sort of thing.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at nelson blue in pecks slip. Pour is dark brown with off white froth atop. Bet my expectations... nice malty brown ale flavor, nutty.