Skarecrow (688) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2017
Black color with tan head/lacing.
Roasted malt aroma with caramel and chocolate.
Mild bitterness with smooth roasted palate palate/finish.
Good. Pdubyah (724) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 15, 2016
Nice, the very first time you try this is an explosion, full creamy chocolate coffee itís all happening all at once, superb. Then you get a magnificent lingering taste which is offset by a dryness on the tongue that I didnít expect. Lovely beer. explosivedog (1099) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 15, 2016
Pint at brewerís cooperative. A bit of coffee and lots of malts. Itís nice, but I was expecting more. Oakes (17274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 15, 2013
Med brown. Fudgey aroma, lightly nutty. Thin for the style, but with some sweetness and a hint of that nuttiness. pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2012
From the get go it looks fantastic and smells awesome. It starts really well, but it is just a little too short on the palate. You feel a little short changed really, its got all the body but no finish!
Brodies_Best (269) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2012
Pours very dark brown with light brown head. Aroma of smokey sweet malt and alcohol. Taste is well balanced. Sweet on the tip of the tongue. Full bodied burnt malt smokey sweetness. Good drop ComradeK (1230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 22, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours an opaque intense black, with a smallish beige head, which lasts reasonably well, leaving some lacing. Sweet milk chocolate, cream and a touch of custard mix with some faint floral hops in the aroma. It is quite hoppy to begin, with floral and leafy hop flavours dominant. These give way to sweeter almonds and custard, which are in turn soon overcome by by bitter dark malt notes of coffee and dark chocolate. A fairly brief finish has some cream and milk chocolate. The interesting combination of hoppy flavours and dark malt notes makes for a quite pleasant beer. bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 28, 2011
On tap at warners on the bay festival. Pours dark brown with dense and creamy tan coloured head. Nose is really nice with lots of dark chocolate, milk coffee and vanilla. Really nice. Flavours are some what muted by comparison. Some sweetness and a little roasted grain and not much else. Mouthfeel is on the fine side. TimE (5774) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 25, 2011
Light bodied, not that great, especially after just having the Elemental. Mediocre porter. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2011
Tasted on tap at Casselís in Christchurch. Big, dark and smells inviting: vanilla, char and chocolate. A big, black pint with a small white head that subsided in short order. Tasty, licorice and vanilla to the fore, lip smacking and tasty with a finish that verges toward the sweet. Not a bad effort this.