tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks; Clayfiish! Massive bottle! WOAH.
Opaque black. White lacing. Cedar. Light oak. Grain. Blackcurrant,. Taste is blackcurrant; lemons and leather. Ok but not for me. Thanks!
guzzler67 (1672) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep, reddish brown appearance with a large beige head. The initially vinous aroma turned maltier as it warmed, while also providing a whiff of the yeast. Gently hopped with some soft fruit and caramel flavors that turn a little spicier in the aftertaste, giving it an almost scharzbier-like quality. Medium bodied mouthfeel with lively carbonation and an average length finish.
Grumbo (1657) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Utobeer, Borough Market, London. Dark amber colour with a beige head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate malt. Light body, carbonation is rather too fizzy.
KeefOz (1613) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a deep coppery brown colour with a big (four-finger plus) light tan foamy head that retained well and laced poorly. Carbonation moderate and fine. Aroma of sweet caramel, roasted grain and a hint of roasted coffee. Taste of roasted grains dominate plus sweet dark fruits. Light to medium body. Dry with a lingering roasted bitterness on the finish. More complex than a dark lager.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured a dark brown with a thin short-lived off white head. Aroma was a little nutty, a little malty. Flavor was very thin. Some light roast on the front end, but then dry on the back with little to no mouthfeel. Like a really watered down porter.
beernbourbon (1569) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour hazy copper with a thin tan head. Aroma is green bottle beer, light caramel malt, faint floral hop, and a faint christmas spice component. Flavor is Caramel malt, green bottle beer, light floral hop, and a touch of crisp hop in the finish. The finish surprised me, in a good way. Quite bold and crisp. Not bad, but not too crazy.
elihapa (1552) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured oily black from bottle, with a small tan head. Aroma is pretty mild, with roasts, faint espresso, and a bit of pruney-tartness. Flavor starts mellow, with some amusing dark fig-prune, medium-dark chocolate, and earthiness. Mouthfeel is medium in body, with large carbonation that reminded me of homebrew. Pretty decent Swarzbier, but missing that clean ash-roasts and meaty malt profile of the best in the style.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Brewery. Pours dark brown with a thin tanned head. Chocolate malt, caramel, biscuit and coffee aroma and flavour. Thin and bitter mouthfeel with a light roasted finish. Not a standout but still a good beer.
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The weak link in the current Moa line-up IMO. Perfectly drinkable but I’m not sure the brewing technique flatters the style. The result seemed to me to be too fizzy and thin in the limb to be truly enjoyable. Too sweet and a bit ’clean’. Teak-black with a head that could have flown to NZ and back in the time it took to settle. Milky Milo aromas with minimal roastiness. Spritzy mouthfeel - bit nagging. Sweet choc malt flavours.
beer-yum (1414) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A middle of the road brew from Moa. Nothing to write home about - but nothing much to complain about either. I’m not really a lager fan and don’t really understand what a dark one adds...but to each his own I guess.