JoshRaburn (721) - - NOV 18, 2015
What a mouthful of a name. A little thin in body and very dry, but not terrible. heyden (138) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 17, 2015
Not a huge nose. Relatively light body and taste for a porter. Lots of crispness and some good kiwi hops coming through. Sadly a bit acidic for my taste, which is the risk of using dark malt waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle poured with a brief head & an enticing chocolate red wine malty aroma the taste was very similar a fine smooth blend of flavours with caramel malt fruit hops & spice very nice beer-yum (1950) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 A decent example of the style that is a little light in taste but way lower in alcohol to match - which is not a bad trade off in the end. Brodies_Best (324) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle pours cloudy dark yellow brown with off white yellow head. Oatmeal roasted malt aroma. banana taste with smokey woody aftertaste.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
The head is medium, the body, brown, red, cloudy. It smells malty, yeasty, The taste is malty, fruity, yeasty, aromatic, bit hoppy, bit roasty in the aftertaste. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 30, 2013
Slightly hazy rosy dark appearance with a skim of head. Aromas of dusty mark malts, carob, cocoa and cola, some date, muscatele grape and cinnamon. The aroma is surprisingly complex, but is the flavour? Actually, yes: mellow and plummy, with gentle spices with a slight barrel-like oaky diacetyl. It’s a little bit hard to button down, but nonetheless, a pleasant drop that is probably best savoured on a moody autumn evening with pumpkin gnocchi. omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 28, 2013
Another good addition to the stable. Not as rich as the label promised, and ultimately doomed as people don’t buy porters, this is a beer that does engage the senses. However not a session beer. Cantabrian (1169) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
Brown, with a creamy head. Aromas of rasperries and oranges, very fruity and deceiving, as there was no fruits to be found in the flavour, except for a sharp grapefruit bitterness. Malts, a touch of hickory smoke, chars, dry grains from an old silo, grass and straw. Woody and dusty dry. The palate is very thin, even watery. I put it as a Porter (accidentaly I did it 3x!) but maybe it is a Black IPA, given the grassy bitterness. This is not of my taste, although it could be a favourite of Black IPA aficionados.