Travlr (26075) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2013 buzz_and_hum (153) - Wellington, - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really like this ale. It’s rich and full, with a delicious smokiness carried over a nice bright hop flavour. The smoky flavour is very robust, and the whole beer carries it forward on a sweet body and morish aftertaste. My favourite from the "Wellington In A Pint" four-pack.
Draft at the birthday bash. Hazy amber color, off white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, very subtle char. Taste is smooth, sweet, mellow, with very subtle smoke. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle. A bit like that salty SeaDog propped up at the end of the bar, this is smoky but with a soft sweetness. beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 29, 2012
Light red/orange colour with thick white head. Seaweed salty aroma. Hop bitterness with subtle smokey aftertaste. ciaranc (1306) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 8, 2012
Deep amber gold in appearance. Smoke, honey, malt, fruit sweetness, a hint of caramel and spice on the nose. Taste follows aroma with big malt, medium carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Finish is long with NZ hop bitterness. A very interesting and rather nice beer.