davidm (1995) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2011 Tap at the local taphouse. Exceptional. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, smoke, and liquorice. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very good length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body, and lively carbonation. Dark brown, with a frothy white head.
beerequalizer (22) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2010 Great stout this one... Has a very drinkable quality about it... Nice quality job. As for beerledgend... seriously? 9 out of 20? What planet are you on?
bluevegie (3069) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a good size dark tan head on a black body. Aroma is burnt notes, coffee and a little bit of dark fruit. Nice roasted bitterness in the taste, a little salt, medium full body.
gam (3735) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big frothy tan head very dfark stout aroma coffee roasted chocolate vanilla,flavour okay bitter roasted chocolate and coffee dry smokey taste oyster taste hard to pick,finish smooth light sweetness goes down well.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - OCT 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flinty and oily are two words that jump out at me. Reminds me of Rogue Shakesphere stout...just a good solid stout in all respects. Not so much Oyster, this is a nicely bodied, easy drinking, well flavoured beer.
Chrism86 (294) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black pour with nice creamy tan head that settles over time. Nose has a heap of dark bitter roast with that typical indescribable oyster/mussel character...salty, sea-spray perhaps...its so distinct but hard to pin down. Palate is very serious, with big dark bitter roast as promised on the nose bringing rich coffee notes & again the slight salty character pops up. Carbonation is relatively lively which works well. Overall a really impressive beer, its rich & restrained. No doubt a very well made beer.
DonBirnam (108) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black with a tan head that disapates. Rich and roasty flavour. Very smooth mouthfeel. Perhaps a slight salty finish, but I’m not 100% on that.
snuffla (156) - Chch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pomeroys tasting - pours with tan head and lovely inky blackness. Aroma rich with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. Maybe hints of brine but that could have been my imagination. Same flavours in the mouth, rich roasted notes. Finishes very clean tasting for a stout. nice
SorenE (168) - , NEW ZEALAND - JUL 26, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. opague black, spritzy looking brown head, good lace. smells like a stout, roasty, chocolatety, molasses, liquorice (the salty kind you can only get in some parts of europe). The same sort of flavors but an almost astringent roastiness (that I quite enjoy). carbonation is too high imo, must be 3 volumes at least. mouthfeel bit on the light side but pretty good.
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the moment at Eureka in Dunedin. Enjoyed whilst watching the hail outside!
Pitch black, no real head (draught).
Aromas are syrupy in the nose - dark coffee, molasses, dates and plums.
Gorgeous flavours! Strong roasted barley, molasses, dark chocolate (cocoa) and sweetness like raisin.
Some hop bitterness. Surprisingly fruity for a stout.
Hints of savoury.
Full bodied, easy drinking. Lovely.