Grumbo (4101) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017 CapnStabbin (14) - Wellington, - AUG 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer tastes and looks delicious, but it would be better if it was 5%ABV.
The best aspect of Speights Old Dark is how it always goes down smooth.
Bottle in Auckland. Backlog rating from bottle collection and historic scoring. No tasting notes kept, just rating. Bule (2272) - California, USA - FEB 16, 2017
12oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Chocolaty malt that tastes articulacy flavored. Not much other flavor.
explosivedog (1671) - 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 (1498) - 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 (369) - 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 (2077) - 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 (663) - 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 (3111) - 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.