TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The pepperiness comes through nicely on the pallet, quickly following the initial sweetness. Delicious swirling away in the mouth.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red in colour with big fluffy white head, sprucy aroma, hint of pepper. Peppery flavour with aniseed and spearmint. Shockingly pleasant.
ciaranc (1102) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber. Candy, fruit (cherry) sweetness, roast malt and a little pepper in the aroma. This beers standout is a lovely smooth mouthfeel and perfectly balanced body, its all roastiness. A lovely warming caramel malt finish complements the sweetness up front very nicely. Another good beer from this series.