Bule (2137) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2017 PictouRx (180) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh on tap at the Speights Brewery in Dunedin. Pours a nice dark reddish brown with a thick head. Get a coffee carmel aroma from it, get nice malt from it. Got a creamy texture with little aftertaste. Overall satisfying.
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Chocolaty malt that tastes articulacy flavored. Not much other flavor.
explosivedog (1110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2016
On tap at OGH. Aroma is a little sharp, some dried fruit. Taste is the same raisin notes with some coffee bitterness and a small herbal (rosemary?) twist. Perfectly drinkable, but nothing special. TedE (1304) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2016
Pint on tap. Faint peppery nose. Dark red/black beer with solid foamy white head. Flat mouthfeel. Taste is smoky malts with a dry fruity chocolate metallic finish. Easy to drink but like Tui Dark claims 5 malts but has no depth of flavour. Drinkable but boring. tombutlin (313) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 17, 2016
Yep, it is dark, like the label says. Pretty bland though and nothing to write home about. OK served at room temperatuve Luvystypotables (1929) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2016
If you stop being a beer snob for a minute this is a decent beer, it has a nice aroma of malt and chocolate pours a dark brown slightly hazy with a lasting rich foam head. A pleasant taste of malt, with a hint of smoke and chocolate. Slightly sweet with a lighter body and a nice sweet chocolate finish.
GarrettGotu (9) - - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
Was once upon a time my favourite \ go to beer, however there are significantly better brews available. (And I discovered craft beer, so this little guy doesn?t really stand a huge chance)I would say rather sweet for a porter, roasted chocolate flavours, touch of coffee, molasses sweetness, probably one of the better beers you can get mainstream, but as I mentioned earlier, significantly better brews available.Will always be fond of the memories with this one. (First flat / my party beer of choice) Ardi (32) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tastes just like Macs Black Mac (Porter). Try it and see? Neither drop however makes the grade as a true porter. Just black sticky swill with little head and a simple forgettable palate. Many better breweries out there producing traditional style porters with more complex flavours. DylansDad (639) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2015
Out of all the pigs’ swill low grade piss you could be pouring down your sub-par neck in New Zealand, this would be one of the ’better’ ones: its misfortune and wretchedness is covered by such a sticky layer of over-powering sweetness. However, I couldn’t see myself drinking more than one in a row. k0mpsa (2925) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at sudima hotel, christchurch nz. Almost black color, tanned head. Aroma is mainly malty, roasty. Light roasty body, smooth, sweet caramel notes. GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2015
Sweet beer. Not as in good. But sweet like sugar. Some molasses flavor too.