explosivedog (278) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Aroma is chocolate, espresso and a little dried fruit. Flavour has coffee and chocolate but also some boozy fig notes. Nice.
Dervock (967) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- pours jet black with a clingy tan head. Aroma is roast malt, licorice and chocolate. Taste is mildly bitter up front with a growing sweetness into the finish.
TuiSamesi (16) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2016
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thought I would try it given that Panhead is now part of Lion who also brew Guinness in NZ. I don’t think this is a stout, more closer to a black beer.
Oats are mainly eaten by horses and I struggled to recognize any in the beverage. It’s similar to Speights Old dark but not a patch on Tui Dark. however, I would still partake of another one in the absence of these two. Ofa Atu!
GoufCustom (1613) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Clear, deep cola blackish brown colour; Near zero head and residual soapy beige foam which fades in 5 seconds; Fair sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of roasted dark malt, with light roasted nuts, light black coffee, toffee, caramel, chocolate, cream, light lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of dark malt, with strong roastyness, burnt caramel, light toffee, black coffee, molasses notes, fair lemon, fair bitter hops light grass; Light body. Dry, watery and slightly slick palate; Mouth Feel is strong roasty dart malt in a very thin background. Toasty burnt caramel as base with fair black coffee and bare notes of sweetness. Oat smoothness is next to none. Good lemon to round. Pretty good… Hoppiness is light lemon and light grass in nose and taste; Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, mid-astringent toasty finish; Dry after taste. Roasty and quite bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has very good roastyness and just right burnt character, only the watery body and lack of taste variety (especially oat smoothness) hold its back. Drinkable but not special.
StevieT (1601) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Looks and smells the part, smooth with delicious roasted flavours. Will drink again for sure.
Muggus69 (2100) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Beer Deluxe, Melbourne
Looks the part - lovely black & tan thing happening.
Nose is roasty - burnt bread crust, licorice, some citrusy hops.
Medium-full bodied, smooth, creamy carbonation, slightly oily.
Toasted cereals on the body, medium roasted coffee and nuts, those citrus hops are subtle towards the finish providing a lingering moderate bitterness.
Pretty good stout!
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottles poured solid black with a tan head & oily the aroma is mostly oats the taste is similar all oats a touch earthy roasty little coffee or chocolate there is a molasses type sweetness in the background finishing quite dry & bitter nice blend going down well
KeefOz (1533) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
BB 20/08/15. Poured an opaque black colour with a big two-finger light tan quite dense foamy head that retained extremely well and laced OK. Aroma of coffee and dark chocolate. Taste initially shows a bit of sweetness and this followed by roasted and burnt flavours finishing with a moderate bitterness. Medium body, a bit thinner than I like in a stout. A bit dry but easy to drink with a low bitterness.
DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit like a fast ball delivery, this. The front and middle are gone in a silky flash and *bang!* the finish crashes in with roasted and burnt bitterness, chalky coffee, vanilla, creamy oats and a very slight sour green fruit. The video referee is called in allowing you to reconstruct the front and middle in slo-mo. Very quaffable. Good level of bitterness. Quite boring at first, but quite endearing after the first 1/3 of a pint.
GlassBrass440 (315) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours near black with a fluffy tan head. Mollassas and coffee aromas. Chocolate roast and fruity yeast flavour, with a creamy finish. Pretty ordinary stout.