waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle poured golden brown interesting aroma of malt yeast earthy smoky maybe tastes good caramel malty nutty hint of hops & fruitiness not too sweet
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, deep, dark red with brown, long lasting head. Aromas of caramel, burnt toast, and an earthy mustyness. Rich caramel and bready flavours with a roasty, not quite coffee-like finish. Full bodied.
jmgreenuk (6957) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Poured a clear dark amber with.a broken frothy off white head and some broken lace. The aroma is, yeast, ripe citrus. The flavour is moderate sweet and a hint of yeasty sourness with a dry, big fruit wood resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a light bubbly mouthfeel. I wasn’t so impressed initially but it grew on me a little.
tombutlin (184) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quirky, caramel malt dominated beer, with a mild resin hop aroma. Will try again in winter
beer-yum (1211) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Earthy floral aroma and dark copper colour are enticing - and not let down by the taste. A decidedly different one from the standard Pale Ale - but one that is equally enjoyable. Another great brew from the folks at Wigram.
Pdubyah (596) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty beer, cola coloured with a tan head that is persistent and firm, really strong chocolate aroma dominates though. Bitter wash over the palate that ends towards sweetness, but you can pic the hops and malt in this. It’s better, by a long way, than I thought it would be,
sm89walt (1905) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg - Brew, Tauranga. Poured a chestnut brown with a small, slowly dissipating and lacing off-white to beige head. Chocolate, coffee, roasty, nutty malts, bread dough, toffee and burnt toast characters. Some plummy dark fruit notes too. Medium body with good palate consistency throughout and a dry, lingering malt bitterness in the finish. Medium carbonation keeps the palate texture lively and fresh. Crisp, clean and balanced malt-forward goodness and bittersweet balance.
DylansDad (558) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma Roasty, toasty malts, unripe plums, coffee, chocolate, even a slight smokiness on first sniff. Taste is the same, but there’s a lot going on that I can’t put my finger on after just a single bottle. I’m definitely gonna hafta drink this again.
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A mature beer that delivers a well-rounded full-bodied flavour with hints of toasted marshmallow and malt.
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Maris (1322) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 500ml bottle on 29/11/2012 (ABV listed as 5% rather than 5.2%). Pours a clear dark amber with a small head. Has a quite strong aroma of chocolate and caramel malt. The flavour follows suit with lots of chocolate and caramel, along with some nutty, bready and roasty notes. Finishes with a nice medium bitterness. All up, a very pleasant malt dominated brew.