TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A bit like that salty SeaDog propped up at the end of the bar, this is smoky but with a soft sweetness.
Travlr (21644) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the birthday bash. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, very subtle char. Taste is smooth, sweet, mellow, with very subtle smoke.
buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this ale. It’s rich and full, with a delicious smokiness carried over a nice bright hop flavour. The smoky flavour is very robust, and the whole beer carries it forward on a sweet body and morish aftertaste. My favourite from the "Wellington In A Pint" four-pack.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light red/orange colour with thick white head. Seaweed salty aroma. Hop bitterness with subtle smokey aftertaste.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber gold in appearance. Smoke, honey, malt, fruit sweetness, a hint of caramel and spice on the nose. Taste follows aroma with big malt, medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Finish is long with NZ hop bitterness. A very interesting and rather nice beer.