Bif (1379) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at hotel in Auckland. Served a deep golden color with a nice head that fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, some caramel and a bit of dark fruit. Taste of roasted malt with caramel sweetness and dark fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. medium body, quite smooth with a slightly grainy texture. Enjoyable beer but nothing fancy.
culchiem (2403) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Darkish amber with a medium head. Aroma of caramel. Flavour is light sweet amlt with a little dryness at the finish. Standard stuff
apcandrew (46) - Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with light head that disappeared pretty quickly. Sweet and light aroma. Taste is fairly soft - lightly sweet and hoppy.
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle. Solid malty characteristic tending to the dark crystal malt range, with notes of caramel. Good body, complex ale fruitiness and a significant hoppy aftertaste.
kappldav123 (4700) - GERMANY - JUL 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle looks really good. Beer in the glass zippy, nice head. Starts mild-malty, not too roasty, fine dry notes. Light hints of caramel. Finish still mild but not washy, well balanced malty. Nice!
EithCubes (4699) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle by AUG-12. Nose of sweet and lightly fruity caramel with lighter dark/burned notes. Body a nice, gradient amber with an ephemeral tan head. Taste is lightly sweet, caramel/toffee with light earth and light bitterness, lightish body a little fizzy. Monteiths seems to produce its share of easy-drinkers.
Brodies_Best (233) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap, pours dark golden with good solid tan head. Baking soda aroma. Tastes is citrus and nutty with slight floral hop and sweet malt finish.
floydian1 (898) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 3, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Presents copper brown with a small white head. Caramel malts on the nose with hints of dark fruits. Tastes medium sweet with a soft hop presence. Grainy malty texture and lightish body. A decent amber ale.
fletchfighters (1028) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
faint nose of hops. Sweet carmel taste, though short lived. Lots of watery gaps. not real interesting or exciting. One was enough
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A very nondescript beer with light carbonation. Not much happening on the flavour front.