CacheManyHose (33) - HONG KONG - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch red-black with a fluffy big tan head and good legs. Smells strongly
of roasted malts (somewhat burnt), bitterness, little bit of raisin. Aroma is less big than what you'd expect given the appearance; the taste even more so. Flavour is very burnt without much else. Body is very thin, which is probably the most disappointing thing about this beer. If this had a bit more
flavour and a lot more hops it would make a nice black IPA. Not bad but a little too thin. Very cool bottle though!
Hop_Hedonist (111) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guinness-esqe - light bodied - not opulent or creamy which is a pity - pleasant enough but a bit forgettable - why acknowledge the world is heaving with exotic stouts then make a dull one? Nice bottle though.
hawthorne00 (2087) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with an inch of tan head that settles to a cm. Aroma of treacle, mocha, passionfruit, red berries. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not as sweet as suggested by the aroma. Light roasted coffee, berries, firm bitterness, a little ashy.
Rangi (492) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyable stout. Like a milk shake but malty, molasses, coffee, and slight, chocolate. Poor is a great pitch black with a off brown head
gam (2900) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Block tan head dark pour strong carbonation aromas roasted notes vanilla fruit caramel cocoa the flavours sweet caramel dark citrus roasted coffee cocoa an oily taste medium bitter the finish smooth easy drinking stout good roasted tastes a bitter and sweet goodness okay stout
Brenhophead (471) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500mL bottle. Pours thick black with a mocha crown and a nice molasses/coffee aroma. More espresso coffee in the flavour with ashy notes and a slight hints of citrus hop.
bozoNZ (716) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
As others have mentioned a little thin in body for it’s abv. Big bold flavours. Burnt vogels and a smokey backbone. Aftertaste really is smokey. Almost cigarette / tobacco driven.
kerrmatt (19) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Another great enjoyable brew from Tuatara.Very impressed with the head on this, like a large creamy coffee crema. Dark chocolate and coffee, nice alcohol balance with good complexity, yeasty brandy vanilla notes and toasty bitterness.
beer-yum (230) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deliciously dark and strong. Another excellent beer by the Kapiti coasters - long may they make it.
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tuatara brewery. Darkest brown with reddish tinges, chocolate, coffee, toast, earthy hops, a bit woody/oaky even, light body (for a stout), very enjoyable though. And loved the bottle.