Oakes (17815) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013 beerequalizer (22) - - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice robust porter this one. Good flavour, carbonation, colour, and palate. Great effort from new brewery. bozo... 9/20 Really? Bozo by name and by nature it seems....
Draught @ Malthouse, Wellington. Dark brown. The aroma has a touch of new zealand hop with vague chocolate. Sweet, smooth, almost nitro character. The lychee note of the local hops highlights an otherwise mellow porter. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2013
This beer was taken through gasflow at the Great New Zealand Beer Festival and so was served a little cold, which couldn’t be helped. I let it warm for a bit and appraised it. It was gratifyingly dark but also clear with tawny colour in the dimple of the glass. Aromas of chocolate and carob, licorice strap and treacle tart - Yorkshire Parkin?
This is lovely, sessionable porter and I give thanks that it is. Ideal Autumn afternoon beer. Cantabrian (1143) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 23, 2013
I like this porter. Nice roasted malts, caramel, molasses, a prunish touch...and a nice medium body, even chalky on the bite. Out of the few porters that I tried in that Beer Festival in Christchurch, this was one fewer pleasant ales that DID taste like a porter. It does lack some deeper complexity, but it’s ok. grapengrain (124) - Havelock North, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 6, 2010
Nice if somewhat bland Porter... not much flavour (needs more malt, hops...) also has a slightly baking soda-y soapyness. shigaleale (20) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 30, 2010
Sessionable porter from handpull @ HashigoZake. Dark chocolate and bit of fruit on the back of aroma. Dark brown. Mellow light texture and mild coffee flavour. Pretty good porter. I can drink more glasses of this porter than the other heavy porter. Good beer for someone who wants to enjoy the roasty flavour of porter more and longer.
KapitiCritique (379) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2010
500 ml bottle
Aroma: Chocolate, something nutty;
Appearance: hazy dark brown, average head, cafe au lait coloured , minimal lacing;
Taste: starts bitter and ends a tad sour;
Palate: medium-ish bodied, not really a thin texture but close, carbonated without being overwhelming, a very mildly astringent finish;
Overall: This is a porter. Fine. But this is a very run of the mill porter. Not much for hops but that is true to form as some are and some aren’t. Ungstrup (37862) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2009
Bottled. A brown beer with a thin borwn head. The aroma has light notes of burnt plastic and roasted malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, roasted malt as well as lighter notes of fruit. The body is lgiht. Thanks Papsoe for sharing. Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
Blak of color with a small brown head. An aroma of chocolate, liqurice and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt - pretty light iin taste. DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Bottle. My hopes were high for this beer-- I love a good porter, particularly a good old-school porter. Unfortunately this was a big disappointment. It looked fantastic-- inky, near black with a slow-to-rise brown head of fine bubbles. The aroma was a mix of dark malts (molasses, chocolate, char) and odd plastic and mushroom. The oddness grew to overwhelm any other character as the beer breathed. The same was true of the flavour unfortunately. Mouthfeel was medium-bodied and soft. Whatever porter character there was became lost under earthy chemical junk. This bottle must have been spoiled. Too bad.