Oakes (11363) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, rich, chocolatey, rich porter. Full body with lots of chocolate character. Rich, delicious.
Pyobon (852) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Clear black with slight tan head. Subtle aroma of toffee with hints f coffee beans. Light body with fairly full carbonation. Quite a sweet and fruity foretaste gives way to dark roast and burnt notes for a clean finish. Not my favorite style, and I think not very true to the original, but that works for me.
StevieT (318) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet roasted caramel aroma, black with thin lasting head. Definite coffee and chocolate flavours with a malty smoothness. I like it a lot!
chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml brown reptilian bottle, stamped best by July 2014, purchased and consumed in Wellington, NZ.
Pours opaque and near black with a proportionate tan head. Excellent lacing.
Aroma: rich and moderately complex, with a mix of roasted grains and a clear suggestion of chocolate.
Flavor: fine blend of dark malts; no burnt tones; some dark chocolate.
Feel: medium-full body; lively carbonation for style.
O: A solid London style porter.
HKdIPA (84) - - JAN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good chocolatey aroma. Very dark but thin appearance. Thin watery palate, worst part. Disappointing flavor - bit burnt, bitter, surprisingly tart, but not much there overall.
CacheManyHose (78) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cola-red with hardly any head. Smells smokey, chocolate and burnt malts and raisin. Very thin and watery, tastes burnt without much flavour, dry sharp finish. Expect more from Tuatara.
kiwianer (3305) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells roasty, bit coffee. The taste is darkmalty, mild, malty. Ok
bulldogops (1002) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is my first legitimate shower beer review. Don’t judge. Don’t lecture me either, I’m well aware of the majesty of the shower beer, this is just the first time I’m doing a legit review. Poured 1oz in a shooter cup on the bathroom counter to check out colour (dark brown) and cap (tan head, kinda bubbly). this is the last beer for me from the tuatara mix 6. Aroma is dark roast malts, chocolate, and almonds. Taste is full-bodied, smooth, and loaded with toasted malt character. Lingering bitterness, mild chalkiness. Decent.
ShaneJ (383) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle direct from brewery. Dark brown, clear, minimal off-white head, quite chocolatey, mild roastiness, slightly smoky/ashy, medium body, soft carbonation, long, dry finish. Quite good.
ALLOVATE (2263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brilliant clarity for the darkest of brown it produces, almost black. Head; up then down and waltz’s off to nothing at all. Bitter and olfactory piercing, darkest chocolate, burnt raisins, charred red wood and a lot of earthy, topsoil on the nose. Lean and light but at the same time mouthfilling. Heavy spice, smoke, ash and embers linger long. The palate has a touch of dried stone fruit amongst some tidy chocolate malt and burnt bread. Not bad for drinking but un-engaging and I felt I just needed to finish it. Hoped for more! (50cL, BB 11/11/13, The Beer Store Morley)
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to say, this is not bad. I was pleasantly surprised, it had a solid taste and was well balanced. In keeping with the english style, you could drink this all day.