lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
first time i had this about a year ago i can remember it being not bad. this time i think i got a bad bottle as everything was horribly metallic and rather a put off. i’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and split the difference. couldn’t taste much of the coffee or chocolate that i remember from last time.
zacgillbanks (1750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. A black beer with red fruit and chocolate flavours with roasted notes on the finish.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Had this in Wellington and enjoyed it at the time. it was a nice smooth SB.
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mörkaste brun i färgen med offwhite skum. Doftar mörkt rågbröd, fruktigt med mörka bär, lite choklad och kaffe. Smakar söt mörk malt, lite gräs, karamell, fruktigt med mörka bär. Lätt bitterhet på slutet.
Cantabrian (744) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap. Everything is average on this beer. It is not bad, but nothing extraordinary either. The flavour has the potential to be a bit more complex than an ordinary Schwarzbier, but it does not make it much further. It will still be my choice out of the Monteith’s family in any pub.
fletchfighters (1002) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle
Pours like cola, settles black with ruby tints. One finger light brown head with good web like lacing. Settles to a fine film.
Nose is lots of roast, coffee, some rolled oats, and slight aroma of caramel.
Coffee, roast, licorice, slight sweet malts and caramel taste.
Palate is good lingering roast and coffee. Slightly thin in the mid palate but decent in the finish.
Nothing too bad but nothing earth shattering.
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KeefOz (746) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured an opaque black with a red tint. No head; no lace. Aroma of roasted grain and a slight malt sweetness. Taste of sweet malt, roasted grain and caramel. Medium to light body. Short smooth finish.
Rangi (508) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice dark poor, some nice coffee and roast notes come through on this beverage. Over all an easily drinkable and enjoyable beer.
BlackHaddock (3172) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml Bottle: best before the end of Oct 2012, whoops. Poured into a Westvleteren chalice on 7th Dec 2012, a bit late!
Looked impressive: lovely dark body with a deep tan head of foam (well for 60 seconds anyway).
Initial aroma leans towards a Stout maltiness smell and mild chocolate notes waft through the air: good for a Black Lager.
The taste is also Stoutish, but with the lager crispness reminding you this isn’t at ale based beer. Those aforementioned chocolate notes can be found it the taste as well as in the nose along with slightly burnt caramel flavour.
A lot better than I thought it would be and could well be my highest scoring beer of this style so far.
kevnic2008 (6933) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - NOV 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black colour, small stable light brown head. Good fruity flavour, quite roasted.