maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in NZ. First beer on the trip and very happy. Typical dark lager. Sessionable and roasty. Nice beer
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is good, the body black. It smells malty, darkmalty, aromatic. Taste is darkmalty, aromatic, full taste, roasty, very nice. 3.8
puzzl (3258) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Blackish pour, lightly filtered. Peanuty, roasty, clean aroma, bright. Gooey, nutty, rich in the mouth, very easy drinking. Earthy and mushroomy. This is a pretty solid beer here. Should probably go under schwarz as well.
Palidor19 (3180) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unforuntally this beer has not much flavor, there is a little bit of toasted but the rest of beer highly carbonated and pretty bland for its style. its still drinkable.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark body which was ruby red deep with a light tan head. A little bit of milky coffee and soft chocolate on the aroma also burnt notes. Roasted grain taste, pleasant bitterness and this beer seems to grow on you.
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
11-Mar-08 (12.7 oz bottle: Purchased 10-Feb-08 for $5.69 at City Beer in San Francisco, CA) This seems to be a rather fancy bottle (and a large price tag) for just a simple dark lager. Once the oversized cap is removed and the beer is poured, it smells rather chocolaty, lightly roasty, mildly sweet, but also a bit sour and perhaps showing a touch of acetaldehyde. Tasting the beer, the non-sweet chocolate and mild roast set the core flavors, but it is a bit sour as well, with hints of apple skins in the finish. Medium in weight from start to finish, but the medium-strong carbonation is a bit too forceful and there is a slight, roasty astringency in the finish. Dark ruby in color and fully clear, capped by a tall, fluffy, light-tan head that shows wonderful persistence, never losing a complete layer atop the beer. This beer seems to have some nice potential, but the perception of off-flavors is a distraction.
Quevillon (3024) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle purchased at the Westmere Beverage Center (Albany, New York) on September 18, 2012. Very dark brown, medium head. Aroma of dry barley, cracked wheat, very fragrant. The taste is somewhat similar, but more raw, hints of smoked herbs, barley bitter. Like the other Moa, it is very good, I’d like it to have more Kiwi beer!
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light red-brown with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, light cocoa. Taste is burnt sugar, a bit paper, cocoa.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12.7oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy) Pours a dark brown, hazy, with beige head. Aromaof toast, light dark roasted grain, light hop and malt spice. Flavor is the same. Overall, not bad at all.
austinpowers (2828) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
Way too much fizz. Located this in Queenstown, NZ. Pretty rare, it seems. Very dry and pretty malty. Rich. Not to my liking b/c of all the excess carbonation!