Niksko (588) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark cloudy amber with a fluffy off white head. Nose is lots of grainy malt, a little toffee, a little coffee. Flavor is coffee, charcoal, toffee, a little peat on the mid palate to finish. Also some orangey citrus character going on here. Medium to heavy body. dry finish with peat smoke, ash, charcoal. Pretty tasty.
ShaneJ (820) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Regional Wines, Wellington (August 2014). Dark copper/red, minimal tan head, sweet, robust toffee malt, dried fruit, slightly minerally/metallic, low bitterness, thick texture. Ok.
StevieT (1437) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2015
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From a bottle. Pours deep copper with mild peat flavours and a warming back palate. Not bad.
mkel07 (4930) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 151014. Thin head above a ruby copper coloured beer. Caramel and toffee flavours dominate.
Earplay (51) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initial aroma was fruity hop, that gave way to a earthy, toasty caramel. Taste was sweet caramel, well balanced against earthy, smoky flavour. Reasonably full bodied mouthfeel, light carbonation. Bitterness was appropriate. Overall a well balanced and enjoyable beer.
hank37 (193) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with head of coarse bubbles. Nutty toffee nose with a lingering sweetness and tastes of caramel, burnt sugar and some of the peat smoked malt coming through. Bitterness is subtle but lingers.
JMStringer (19) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very interesting aroma - took a while to put my finger on it but yes it is - shearing shed is evident. Not in a bad way mind you - but there and not expected. Nice smoky finish. A touch metallic. Quite drinkable.
3fourths (9016) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Metal, plum, red apple, cough syrup, cranberry, caramel malt. Medium body, medium sweetness and bitterness. Low carbonation. Syrupy / chewy texture. Plum cola. A disappointing beer from a brewery that has shown well otherwise.
chinchill (3996) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear, dark, mahogany brown with a large, creamy and durable tan head. Excellent lacing.
Very lightly smoky in the aroma, there’s a little more smoke in the taste and aftertaste. Peat smoked grain and hints of raisins and vanilla, but the flavor seemed a bit off with a hint of butter and a touch of sour too.
Feel: creamy smooth; very soft, making the medium body seem pleasingly light.
O: A very fine Scotch Ale with superb looks and feel.
whisky14 (1) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 13, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love ParrotDog in general as they are my local brewery! Am really enjoying the malty taste of the Sleuthhound and very glad it is now being bottled :)