yespr (29424) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a fully diminished off-white head. Mild roasted malt aroma. Flavour is mild roasted and light bitter. Ends with a smooth choocolate malt and a light bitterness coming through.
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Low condition keg served by beer engine through a sparkler at the Malthouse Wgtn.
Aroma features Milk chocolate, and a touch of bitter spicy coffee. On the palate there is more chocolate, a touch of sour milk, and a oily saline character, sweet nutty malt and a hint of frying vegetable oil ends on a mild roast note. Fantastic beer, the serving method suggests how fantastic this would be cask conditioned.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Nice black stout. Roasted flavor, a bit too sal ammoniac in the taste though. Must be the oysters.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 23, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of JT), black with a filmy beige head. Beautiful roasted and bitter malt aroma with just a touch of sweetness. A little syrupy, with very strong roasted malt and smoky flavour. The finish becomes more dry with some astringency. Quite delicious.
RogerRabbit (26) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Found it to be lightweight. Tasted next to Brew Moon stout, and three Boys was found wanting. Body seems to be missing. Nice packaging though.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Batch 1016 from Halswell New World. Inky black, nice coffee head. Roasty, woody almost palmisan cheese nose. Guess that’s the oysters. Reasonable round mouthfeel if not big on body. Sweetish with a stonefruit, woody finish. Reasonable
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Seaweed aroma with chocolate and malt. It had a good thick head but wasn’t too sweet. Not sure about the magical properties of the oysters though.
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark black in colour with thick toffe coloured head.
I’ve had enough oysters in my time that I could taste them here. Was more bitter/sour chemical flavour.
Was missing the cetain something. Can’t put finger to it. Worth another try.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted 29/07/2006. 500ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington.
Black with ruby tints and a short lasting light tan head. Strongly roasty, tending burnt, on the nose. Slight underlying caramelly sweetness adds a lot and makes it all the more appealing. Light sweetness up front, hints at some crystal malt, big roast dryness through the middle (perhaps a little over-balanced), with a long dry astringent finish. Plums and woodiness linger. A touch too lightweight and dry for my liking but a well made beer all the same.