KiwiJonno (76) - Christchurch, - JAN 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from a 500mL bottle. Almost black, with a decent tan head. This beer has moderate chocolate and burnt malt aroma. It tastes similar also, with a long finish. The burnt malts slightly dominate the chocolate. Slightly one dimensional for my liking, and perhaps a bit thin for a stout. Typical light stout carbonation. This beer seems to get good reviews, so I might revisit at a later date. But for now, it seemed just average to me.
slychis (3) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, toast and a pleasant sweetness at the back end. Couldn’t pick up briny-ness but enjoyable drop anyway
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a beige head. Sweet chocolate, roasts, light bitter finish. A bit salty. Very good brew.
jinroh (496) - ESTONIA - DEC 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with massive beige head. Head reduces fast but some foam still remains. Taste has some velvety fruitiness, coffee, bit oily texture. Strong coffee malts, bitter chocolate. Nice balance with salty sea characteristics, bit sour feel in the aftertaste. Nice sturdy stout.
ab29 (9) - - DEC 3, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pitch black in the glass, with head retained well, (caramel colour). Chocolate and bread, with a roasted coffee nose.
Light and smooth, almost nutty, flavour comes out now.
Long Finish. Delightful, 500ml bottle.
nezzapunk (14) - - NOV 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle, bar in queenstown NZ. Tried this over the weekend and really surprised me as I ordered an IPA but got served this by mistake! Nose and appearance pretty standard stout, rich full. taste and palate were excellent the beer got better the more I drank it, it was really well balanced but whilst being a strong stout with a lot of roasted coffee and chocolate notes with a touch of brinyness!
NBird (429) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks.. black, med head
Smells.. Choc coffee some soy/ savoury saltiness
Tastes..choc coffee caramel, soy tinged malt character, burnt cola smoky-ness
Rosslew (268) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice creamy head. Roasted coffee in aroma. Mocha in taste. Not a great oyster taste but there is tone of the sea shell. Smooth and light on palate. Easy finish. 6.5%. 2.3 std drinks. 500ml
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skortila (4648) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Brew Craft Beer Pub, Rotorua. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has roasted malts mainly, hint of fruitiness. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is slightly bitter, has roasted malts, coffee, some dark fruits. Fairly clean. Nice.
kiwianer (3413) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is robust, the body black. It smells a bit roasty, stony, malty. The taste is roasty, bit oyster, natural, stoney. The aftertaste is oyster, bitter, roasty. Ok but I expected more.
Travlr (13726) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at fork and Brewer. Almost black, tan head. Aroma of earthy coffee grounds. Taste is earthy cocoa and burnt espresso. Nice.