Davros (3028) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2017
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a small head.
Nose shows stale coffee, raspberry, toasted malt and toasty notes.
Flavours include toast notes, coffee grounds, slight raspberry and an over bitterness and heavy booze.
explosivedog (731) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2017 500ml bottle. Pours dark and thick with a strong brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and a little dusty toast character. Flavour has the same bitter coffee up front, a hint of tart raspberry and then a long sweet chocolate finish. There’s a little alcohol heat that builds up too. For me, that raspberry hint could be a little stronger, but it’s still pretty irresistible. The body lacks the silky smoothness of Kereru’s Imperial Nibs, as there’s a little too much carbonation for the style.
Skarecrow (547) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oil black color with minimal tan head.
Aroma is all roasted coffee and port cask.
Mild bitterness is followed by bitter chocolate/roasted coffee, a slight raspberry tartness and a smooth alcoholic finish.
Samtzu (320) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beervana 2016. Very dark with a full malt body and a hint of the cacao nibs.
StevieT (1907) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GABS 2016. This was my favourite beer of the festival, rich dark and smooth with a hint of raspberry, loved it.