kamate (1) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Is the only beer for me-no hangover-not too thick and prefer it as tap beer. Visited the brewery on the West Coast, bloody marvellous ! Cant remember leaving though
Danev76 (506) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very malty aroma. Jet black colour with excellent head. Nice toffee malt flavour with smooth coffee finish. Heavy body with medium carbonation.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2001
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best dark beer i’ve had
Murfikris99 (5) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 25, 2001 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A deliciously malty dark beer.
doctor (4) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fantastic dark beer. The coffee aftertaste can get a bit much after five of them. I’d still go out of my way to get one though.
SilkTork (5372) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Nice beer. Very drinkable - it slips down smooth and easy with bags of roasty toasty chocolate and coffee flavours, a delicate sweetness, an endearing oiliness and a lip smacking finish that it's all gone before you have time to take notes. I'll get this one again!
MorganDavis (17) - Ballarat, AUSTRALIA - SEP 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I found this marked down by 8 dollars to AU$5.50, so I thought I might as well give it a shot. I need more. Lots more. How come no one has ever told me about this one? The most standout characteristic is the roasty-chocolatey aroma and flavour.
dubs (117) - St Peters, NSW, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2003 This is good shit. Despite the rant on the label about the complexity yielded from the use of 5 different malts, all I got was a really burnt chocolate taste which is fuckin fine by me. For all those Aussies tryin to decide on a new sixy from the Marly bottle-o --- its like Tooheys old taken to its logical conclusion (i.e. actually using dark malts for flavour) mixed with whatever motor oil CUB add to Sheaf Stout: wicked!!! It went down well nice after toking on a mad spliff too.
bfgill (120) - Tasmania, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2003
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black has the right body to be able to enjoy a quiet one or to drink when your having a big one. I love the chocolate and roasted malt flavours in a beer which is dark and creamy. Highly enjoyable. cheers
thirstystirrer (15) - , NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasty drop with an amazing appearance- slightly toasty and very smooth finish- one that i always like to see in my fridge