ANZUShophunter (600) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 From bottle in porter glass. Pours an opaque brownish black with thick head and choc malt aroma. Easy drinking with bittersweet choc finish. A nice after dinner beer, especially on Halloween Grumbo (4128) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Bottle in Auckland. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating. phenom5 (27) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 8, 2017
Ohh I like this beer! Pours black as, with nice foamy head. Easy on the palate (maybe a bit thin), but those malts!!! Nice smooth chocolate, toffee, vanilla and toast and zero or little bitterness to finish. This is a very easy drinking black beer with lots of taste - and smooooth! Ross1969 (11) - - JUN 22, 2017
vvvvvvvv -Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone luttonm (6857) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2017
Bottle in Seattle. My brother found this somewhere out East. Gray-tan head, nice dark malty body. Looks good. Nose is a touch sweet, but with some nice roast. Body is a bit creamy, some coffee, some dark bread. Body is muted, a bit waxy. Flavors are fine but a bit underwhelming. Some burnt licorice. Fairly nice.
JuanFernandes88 (72) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2017
Nice drinkable black beer. Good dose of chocolate, coffee, caramel and biscuit. A lighter dark beer, less creamy and more carbonation. Almost like a session dark beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone explosivedog (1697) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2017
330ml bottle. Coffee, plums, smoke, toast. Little creamy as it warms. Over carbonated. Not bad. GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2016
Dark colour, white creamy head, pleasant roasted malt aroma. Similar taste, smooth. Very enjoyable. LazyPyro (1686) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
330ml bottle. Almost black colour with a one finger creamy tan head, good retention. Aroma: light roasted malts, notes of dark fruits, coffee, chocolate. Taste: same as aroma. Texture is quite thin, as is the body. Not a bad beer but not outstanding in any way. StuffWine (184) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2016
Poured a lively solid but fizzy black with good tan head that stayed well. Aroma dry and of faint espresso. Flavour initially mild espresso but then moves into simple dusty cocoa / dark chocolate notes. After a while than secondary flavour seems chalky. Watery on palate, yet medium body due to lively carbonation, long finish. Overall ok, something to quaff rather than savour. Perhaps a good introduction to dark brews.