DylansDad (202) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma was chocolate powder and cocoa. It took a few swirls and sniffs before some plum came out but then the chocolate immediately washed it away. Not much, if any, coffee. Taste is pretty typical porter, for me dominated by cocoa powder in the middle, and the dry powdery-ness at the finish. Easy drinking and just on the right side of blandness.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark black in colour with thin white head. Thin chocolate/coffee aroma. Smooth coffee flavour with slight acid aftertaste. Tingly tongue.
Tonybaldeagle (38) - - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Velvety smooth chocolate taste with a dry palate from the pinot noir barrel aging. The beer is pleasant, easy to drink and appealing to a more sophisticated palate
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - APR 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden-brown, thin head, toasty-crackery aroma. Toasty palate, moderate bitterness, accents of burnt fruit. Ok, finishes quite woody.
lisagirl (172) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
a bit of roastiness, but other than that, pretty flavourless and a little on the thin side too. uninteresting, though i suppose i wouldn’t complain if i got given this again.
maneliquor (1700) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A very mediocre porter and I fail to see any notes that resemble barrel ageing but it’s not a complete disaster. A very dry chocolatey finish. Solid but nothing to wow me
Beersiveknown (1660) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from New World Metro, Auckland
Dry grape must and slight cardboard oxidation on the nose of this deep ruby beer. Medium bodied, fairly sweet dry acidic tingle on tip of tongue. This should have been blended with fresh beer rather than force carbonated, a struggle to enjoy.
pmuzz (286) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average beer. no flavour no complexity. i mean did this beer even touch the barrel?
xpandnz (12) - - NOV 9, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fizzy head that dies quickly. I commented to my wife that this was like a soda. Nice enough for the price but not an actual craft beer but more a big Brewers take on a craft beer. Sessionable.
ciaranc (388) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle, a little too cold perhaps. Pour is a slightly translucent dark brown with a disappointing fizzy head that settles quickly to nothing. Nose is piney hops, bit of roastiness and some sweet sugary fruit. Slightly slick, decently robust mouthfeel carries a fairly straightforward flavour of by-the-numbers porter. Theres a slight fizz that seems a bit out of place. I get some woody oakiness in the finish alright, otherwise short and uncomplex. Hides the booze quite well. Ho-hum, better than the totally bland stuff these usually put out I suppose.