Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JUN 7, 2013
Draught. Got a pint of this in Wellington and was a bit disappointed. Its decent beer but not great beer. lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 surprisingly good, tastes kinda like a sweet chocolate liquorice log. not even that watery, rather smooth. biggest problem is the flavour disappears immediately, no punch at all, but its rather nice really. update: found out that the first one of these was actually 6 months past its best by, and was better than the fresh stuff. surprised that such mainstream stuff aged so well. tick this up a bit. Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle on northern explorer train en route to Wellington 5/1/13Rangi (671) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Dark brown-black with fizzy cola head. Fairly thin bodiedwith some roast barley and coffee notes and a touch of bitterness. Too sparing on the hops (AGAIN).
Enjoyable beer. Has a pleasant malt and hop balance with some roasty flavours coming through. Bif (2394) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - NOV 2, 2012
On tap at Mac’s Steamship Brewing Co inAuckland. Served a very dark Mahogany color with a hint of ruby around the edge. Decent head, creamy and fades to some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt bit of caramel sweetness and a bit od spice in the background. Taste of roasted malt caramel sweetness and a bit of spice. Mild bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body, smooth and ceamy with a nice balance. Nice beer for the style that goes down easy.
Grzesiek79 (4485) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 12, 2012
Czarne jak noc w piwnicy. Smoliste i palone wyraźnie. Aromatyczne z wielgachną pianą. Wytrawne solidnie. Nut owocowych tu próżno szukać. Kolor nieprzepuszcza światła, jakby najlepszy szwarzbier z egzotycznego kraju. Blisko mu do najlepszych Stoutów petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2012
330ml bottle, pours dark black, thick caramel coloured head. Smells coffe, nutty, toasted malt. Tastes very toasted, coffee, some chocolate and nuts coming through. Not a bad effort by macs. Cantabrian (1170) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2012
It does say on the label that this is a dark ale, although technically it is classified here as a lager. Whatever it is, it’s no good. Looks cheap, too frothy, smells like DD7 10-cent coins wash, and it tastes equally. Thin, watery, too hoppy and citrusy, not my choice for a dark ale. deusax (456) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Quite nice on tap, with a round palate, and a strong caramel taste. Bottled is worse, with a hard sparkling and a strong bitterness and sourness. TheRealMGD (555) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle at Hops & Crops. Dark red-brown pour with a brief tan head leaving heavy, coarse lace. Metallic nose (bottle may have sat). Medium body and carbonation. Heavy metallic taste overpowers a chocolate and toffee middle, followed by a medium, coffee and bitter finish. The metallic taste fades somewhat as the glass warms and the chocolate becomes more prominent as a hint of licorice enters. This is what I have for now, will try a fresh pour at Steamship when I’m there next and re-rate.