Gingham (17) - Hawera, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2017 Jade (435) - - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep burgundy red in colour. Ringlet of brown head. Nutty oaky aroma, very pleasant. Solid roasted/smoked wood taste, caramel and chocolate. Warming, bitter after taste - this is nice.
Dark colour with small head. Good deep malt flavour, very smooth and tasty. Easy to knock back for a porter!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2017
(500ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small cream head. Aroma of roasted grain, minerals, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor of cocoa, toasted grain, minerals, raisins, molasses, and minerals. explosivedog (1398) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours dark ruby with far too much carbonation. Smoke, chocolate, biscuits. Bit fizzy and thin. Not my favourite. Skarecrow (829) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
Dark brown color with tan head.
Roasted malt aroma but with a slight scorched/burnt character lingering behind it.
Mild bitterness with smooth chocolate malt body.
StevieT (2015) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2016
On tap at The Happy Wombat. Smooth mouth feel, the dark roasted flavours are quite strong. Quite nice.
GoufCustom (2074) - HONG KONG - MAY 23, 2016
Travlr (25508) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2015
330ml bottle bought at YATA in MOKO, Mong Kok.
Clear Cola blackish ruby colour; Less tha none-quarter finger head with residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Poor sticky lacing with zero carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of dark malt, with fair roastyness, strong caramel, toffee, chocolate, cream, sugar, yeast
and fair grass; Mid to light sweet taste of dark malt, with fairly strong roastyness, strong caramel, strong toffee, fair dark chocolate, light floral, molasses, Cola, light lemon, medium bitter hops and grass; Mid to light body. Thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth Feel is dark maltyness in a slightly thick body. Pretty good roastyness with strong and tasty caramel and sticky toffee. Chocolate is light, no coffee taste. Cola abound but not watery. Nice moderate sweetness with fairly strong lemon to round. Pretty good!... Hoppiness is fair grass in nose. Light floral, fair lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is fairly strong for a lasting, mid astringent caramel roasty finish; Fairly dry after taste. Light burnt and fairly bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one’s roasty caramel character come throughin both aroma and taste, with a thicker than usual body and lingering light burnt sticky toffee to keep me interested. Better than I expected and quite likeable, too.
From notes. Bottle. Dark brown color, almost black. Aroma of burnt espresso. Taste has bitter cocoa, dark burnt toast. OK. tombutlin (316) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 4, 2015
No head and little carbonation. Strong coffee, chocolate, malt aroma that kicks through to a matching and lingering taste with a hint of caramel. Nice for a change from IPA, but not likely to retry. Pdubyah (759) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015
Can, which was over-carbonated, the beer sour ad bubbly, no notes of anything of interest and pretty much not very nice heyden (137) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2015
Nice appearance but the taste is sour; maybe something didnt quite go right with this particular brew. Some chocolately notes come through, a hint of what this beer could be. I’ll give it the benefit of the doubt and try another batch sometime!