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.
NBird (373) - 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 (212) - 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 (4516) - 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 (3339) - 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 (11900) - 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.
Rangi (583) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black poor. Roasted coffee and chocolate aroma. Flavour is much the same just a slight burntness. Nice bitterness to this stout. No oyster or weirded and wonderful flavours. Little disappointed by that but the stout was pretty nice regardless.
petergaynor (111) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark black with a thick coffee head. Nose is malty chocolate coffee. Taste is earthy, slightly bitter, plenty of coffee chocolate, some crustaceans and oyster.
DylansDad (307) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth, sweet, burnt, roasted, warm finish. Too polite to be outstanding.
beer-yum (472) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2014 Initial experience (on tap) was a dissapointment. Subsequent ones (from bottles) have impressed. A rich/full bodied beer that covers all bases well. Probably even better than my rating would indicate...
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasted coffee beans, malt and bitter cocoa, with perhaps a little saltiness (or is the name just putting things in my mind?) finishes with a lasting charred bitterness, and while there’s a little sweet chocolate as it warms up it’s very background stuff. quite delicious really.