hank37 (61) - 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 (17) - 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 (8038) - 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 (1887) - 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 :)
omega (697) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A beer that I feel will be under appreciated. Scotch malts are evident but while dominant on the palate do not overpower.
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body brown. It smells sweet, aromatic, bitter. The taste is fruity, aromatic, bitter, alcoholic-balanced. Good
DylansDad (307) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet cured meat that has begun sweating a little and smoke. Very strong at first. It settles and fruity (black plum?) aromas start appearing. A little later the malt becomes evident. Taste is very thick and sweet at first then follows the aroma. Finishes dry spicy with a bit of alcohol. Took me half a glass to understand what this beer is trying to say, and then I really started enjoying it, after it had breathed a little.
beer-yum (472) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 A beer that is not what you expected - but just what you needed. Smoky (bacon) smell, smoky bacon taste, what’s not to like?!?