kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells sweet, roasty, bit roasty-sour. The taste is roastmalty, aromatic, hoppy, sweet, malty, balanced, chocolate-sweet. Very tasty, something between an Altbier and an Porter! 12/13/12/12/-/13
beer-yum (597) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
An interesting change from the usual IPA - but of a style I will need to try more of in order to come up with a benchmark to judge them by.
Brodies_Best (259) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at O’carroll’s. Pours dark brown with tan head that fades slowly. Good lacing. Aroma of acidic dust. Initial taste reminds me of catacombs. Medium flavour, taste is of slightly acidic full flavoured roasted malt with a decent amount of bitterness. It’s sweet and musty with alcohol.
Travlr (13411) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brew Craft. Extremely dark clear maroon brown color, thick brown head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of coffee grounds, port wine, decent hops. Taste is cocoa, coffee, burnt espresso. Delicious.