omega (898) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A rich looking dark stout that is very easy to drink. Not overly complex and lacks viscosity, but a solid stout.
floydian1 (1362) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (500ml). Near jet black pour with a medium beige head. Good stout aromas (roasted nutty mocha with dark fruit hints). Lovely smooth palate with bittersweet flavours and a nice dry bitter hop finish. Medium to full body. A superior Antipodean stout but I didn’t get any the advertised oyster notes on the tongue.
sunevdj (3965) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at St Clair. Pours black with an off-white head. Sweet and malty with aromas of caramel and toasted malts. Also hints of dried fruits. No band-aid... nice. Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel. Medium to soft carbonation.
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle. Aroma has burnt coffee/caramel roasted malt also burnt nut like over roasted chestnuts. Pours black with tan head that doesn’t last long. Initial taste is heavy, full and complex. Hard to distinguish and pick flavours. Is acidic and settles around the whole mouth.
TimE (5092) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly salty, moderately acidic mouth feel. With good roasted malt notes. Well balanced
Zeke_NZL (32) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best Stout in New Zealand! Rich and dark with lots of malt flavour. Beautifully balanced bitternes/sweetness with just a hint of saltyness from the Oysters.
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Tap Haus. Pours dark brown with a small, firm beige head. Sweet roasted malts with slight cocoa. You can tell the oysters are there. Light milk chocolate and lingering roasted and chocolate malts. A sweetness comes through from the oysters with a slight bitterness of coffee. Nice one
Dudar (108) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 2, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nose: roast, choc, almost islay peaty iodine, smoke. Taste creamy coffee, chocolate notes, great seaweed smokey islay taste, does trigger oyster sensation! Quite an amazing experience. Nice brisk roast/hop bitterness in the end.
mgbridges (15) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 13, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favourites, and this year’s batch is just as good. Dry, roasty, almost savoury. Black as night with a lovely tan head. On handpump at Hashigo Zake and as close to perfection as I can imagine. Awesomely quaffable.
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Heavy Malt. Burt Coffee, Molasses, Toffee, Chocolate. Flowers, Perfume, Pine. Brine. I enjoyed less oyster taste this batch. Oil/Cream texture. Bitter finish. This is a Kiwi classic.