ANZUShophunter (573) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2017 Kurtos (222) - Sydney, - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Looks a bit like coca-cola except without the fizz and a slightly more dense body.
Aroma. Can smell mocha espresso flavours, with also notes of cream and biscuit.
Flavour. Can taste flavours of Coffee, Dark Chocolate and a slight lingering bitterness, along with general roasted grain flavours.
Overall. Good beer, nice and smooth from start to finish with no off flavours. Definitely my favorite Monteiths Beer.
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 Eddie1976 (124) - - OCT 13, 2017
This is one black beer, not really a fan but I’m sure the right time and place it would be better.
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Bottle in Auckland. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating. phenom5 (26) - 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 (7) - - JUN 22, 2017 does not count
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luttonm (6758) - 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.
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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 (1591) - 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.