CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, - AUG 4, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Of NZ’s widely produced black beers, this is the best. However, the taste is still a bit uneven. Solid effort.
GraemeL (37) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark colour, white creamy head, pleasant roasted malt aroma. Similar taste, smooth. Very enjoyable.
LazyPyro (735) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 (154) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 29, 2016
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Skarecrow (435) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasted malt nose.
Poured black with not much head.
Mild bitterness with roasted malt finish. Body a bit thin.
Also a touch oxidized.
OK session black beer I guess.
canadiankiwi (148) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a tap. Smells like a less salty marmite. As a mainstream beer this is quite enjoyable. Nothing fantastic but has more flavour to it than a lot of other standard monteiths. Smooth finish.
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Sissio (1431) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home
Clear dark brown, brown head
Hint of ash, cream, coffe, cacao, ovomaltina, amaretti
Easy drinkable with complex aftertaste
lrkmilani (111) - BRAZIL - JAN 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had it from bottle. Nice beer, easy drinkability. Not as strong as it thought it would be, but still nice.
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TorbenJensen (1469) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coarse sustained light brown foam covers a limited aroma of hard roasted malt. The flavor is excellent and contains lots of rich roasted malt tones with a little bit English licorice in the background. It is certainly very tasty and can certainly be equated with many of the best German schwarzbier. Only a slight hoppy bitterness contributes to the long after taste where malt is used to continuously maintain the taste buds. It is certainly worth recommending.
Wim (3781) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On holiday dark brown black colored body with an off white head with a roasted malt hops aroma a hop malt coffee sweet taste with a slight bitter finish
Westkyoto77 (628) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint glass. Lovely dark mahogany, medium head. Some coffee, soy sauce and milk chocolate. A little on the thin side, but flavours were pleasant.