beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, - SEP 12, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pitch blackin colour with small toffee coloured head. Burnt coffee bean aroma. Big oily resiney mouthfeel. Biscuit and chocolate flavours.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown color, brown head. Aroma of boozy coffee. Taste is licorice, toffee, dark cocoa, booze. Not bad.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
it isnít awfully complex, pretty much just roasted malts and rich alcohol (which tends to give off dark fruit and wine flavours), but it is still rather pleasant to drink and it has a beautifully smooth palate. so, pretty good.
DylansDad (291) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 24, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Iím drinking this while cooking with Mediterranean spices, so I could be off here, but not for the first time Iím getting hints of cardamom sitting just on top of the licorice, which really works (Saudis drink coffee with cardamom, yum). Extra mark for being excellent value for money. A warming beer for a winter evening.
Tonybaldeagle (52) - - JUN 14, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A spectacular beer with smooth chocolate malt flavours in a strong beer that really knows what it's all about.
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Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, aroma is light fudge, choc, and a bit of fruitiness. Med impy, slight roast, fudgey but also fairly yeasty. Quite light for the style, maybe think of it as "extra stout" and youíll be happy.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tan head dark pour soft carbonation aromas liquorice fruit dark plum raisin malt chocolate sweet caramel coffee the flavours sweet caramel raisin liquorice plum rich chocolate like the liquorice taste a lovely mix good medium strong bitter the finish best aftertastes bitter liquorice roasted chocolate well flavoured imperial
maneliquor (2294) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in NZ. Pours black with a small tan head which quickly disappears. Nose shows light charcoal, heavy mocha tones, very roasty, and a hint of molasses. Taste is rich, roasted coffee, light ash yet balanced. Quite a bit of toasted malts with a creamy, almost cocoa powder feel to it. Quite dry. Solid stuff
jdpeebs (684) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottle- Very black in colour. Nice dark malt aromas. Very bitter roasted coffee flavours . Good beer.
nedmuzza (13) - - OCT 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
promises a lot dark good head very toasted overwhelms other flavours not too sweet and disappointing aftertaste, bland
ALLOVATE (2225) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Only two beers into Wigram and I can tell itís gonnaí be a long friendship. At cellar temperature the cap came off with little more than a soft pfft. It pours black as used motor oil, settling all well conditioned and very finely carbonated. Head a very thick set and lasting tannish pad that daubs a mass of lace. Complex nose; thick and malty with nuances of Bovril, kelp, powdery chocolate, butterscotch and burnt sugar, marmite and molasses. Summed up it is inviting, involving and sumptuous. Creamy, well rounded and full in body. So much malt makes this a monster. The English yeast gives it an English charm but there is something sweet, dessert-like and Belgian in its Chockiness (donít know if that is a word!). The butterscotch and molasses, Bovril and Marmite of the nose aide it well but the thickness of chocolate is the dominant feature. A light hint of a vanillin and cinnamon peaks through. There is a heightened malty bitterness, woody and earthy in back with a peated, smoky, chocolate malt finish that is oh so long. Warming, mellowing and yet unabashed is the alcohol; perfectly in check. I simply love this one. I am simply left wanting more, and this from a style I generally am sceptical to try as of late. Wonderful stuff! (50cL, BB 18/10/12, Cellarbrations Carlisle)