yalnikim (802) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 6, 2005
Tasted 06/12/2005. The famous, and distinctive, 330ml "Mac’s" bottle is taller and slimmer than it used to be.
Pours a deep chestnut, with burnished red hues. Short lasting off-white, tending to tan, head. Lacey. Dark chocolate, crusty bread, cookie and coffee in the nose. Astringent, dry, toasty in the mouth with just a little vanilla-like sweetness creeping through. Lacks malt. Slightly lightweight, thins and with a powdery mouthfeel. Lowly carbonated, so gets away with the thiness more than some might. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Dark reddish brown, small tan head. Caramel, chocolate, biscuit aromas that carry over to the palate, along with some faintly bitter hops. Balanced and tasty. JoeMcPhee (9549) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
330 ml bottle. Dark brown ruby tinted beer with a thin tan head. Nice sweet malty aroma, molasses, toasted nuts, chocolate and toffee. Flavour is slightly sweet with a touch of sourness. Chewy licorice, molasses, toffee malts. A bit of toast. Hints of chocolate and coffee with faint roastiness. mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2005
Dark brown with a medium sized loss, collapsing beige head. Caramel aroma, really sweet malt in the flavour. Dry and slightly roasted at the end. Ok, not too bad but not really good either. Not one I would buy again. Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 (On tap Courtesy of yalnikim. Dark brown - close to black - with a creamy, beige head leaving some laces. Lightly sweet, hard roasted malt aroma. Medium in body with lightly sweet, hard roasted malt accents and a somewhat malt bitter finish. Drinkable indeed. 310108
marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
(Bottle 33,5 cl) A beer that certainly lives up to it’s name, this really is black albeit with a reddish tint. Light brown, creamy head. Malty, lightly burned, but also with a strange tang of bon-bons or something - actually very unpleasant. I fail to believe this is intentional. Hope it’s a faulty beer. 3/2/3/1/6=1.5 100204
This dark brown ale pours with a modest tan head. There is a malty, banana taste with a slight chocolate finish. One of the few drinkable ales found in New Zealand. bluevegie (3938) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 8, 2004
5%. Black in colour with good size light tan head. Hops feature initially on the nose followed by all the five malts posted on the label. Roasted flavours come through in the taste, milky coffee and grains, thin in body but easily drinkable. Don’t know if this is the same beer as the one listed here? madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
Bottled: Certainly not the best brown ale I had. Red/brown coloured. Light brown head. Metallic and vague aroma. Flavour is significant better than the aroma, but it dosn’t say much. Light malt and hops and some roastyness. Is light bitter and dry in the end. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 12, 2004
i couldn't taste much in this other than golden syrup. no burnt flavours or bitterness, limp and uninspiring omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2003
Bottled. Dark brown. Light bodied. Licorice aroma. Clean mouthfeel, some coffee and a lot of fizz. Metallic finish.