gam (3636) - 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.
Ungstrup (30691) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a rim of brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of both sweet and roasted malt, while the flavor is sweet with ntoes of malt, oyster, and alcohol as well as light notes of spices. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Pomeroy’s Inn, Christchurch. Pours black with a small brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, molasses and smoke. The flavour is roasted malt, coffee bean, molasses, salt and smoke. Medium bodied with a sticky mouthfeel and a lingering bitterness in the finish. This was really good.
DuffMan (8041) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. An impressive pour: oily and very dark, with a dense brown head. Incredibly roasty aroma, chocolate, beef broth, something vaguely fruity, and a hint of earthy/leafiness that was a bit hash-like. Heavy dense mouthfeel. Loads of flavour (they didn’t scrimp on the malts here!), burnt malts, figgy fruit, marmite, with a briny bitter end. Absolutely excellent.