Stuu666 (13660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Bottle at home. Pours black, nose is roasted, chocolate, caramel, taste is dry roasted, sweet, bitter, creamy, chocolate. explosivedog (1300) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 23, 2016
On handpull at the Lumsden. Pours opaque black with a thick lingering coffee colour head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, little creamy, lots of toast, little savoury earthiness. Flavour is initial milk chocolate into a salty umami earth character with plenty of toast and a little charcoal. It’s thick, creamy and luxurious and works perfectly on the hand pull. Really quite a lot going on, in a very good way. The_Osprey (8222) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2016
Bottle picked up in London and shared at Leighton’s. As ’Three Boys Oyster Stout’, 6.5%, brewed with NZ bluff oysters. Black with the lightest red hue, foamy dense brown head, full lacing. Aroma is chocolate, earthy, some varnish. Body is light-ish, tingly carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is earthy, dark chocolate, ashy. Not really picking up on the oyster addition that much. Maybe a little briney, though you could argue that in lots of beers. A nice stout – once the carbonation subsides - nonetheless. (3.5) madmitch76 (25009) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2016
19th September 2016wrlangin (226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2016
Leighton’s flat clearance. Thanks to unclean Daniel. Opaque dark brown beer, tidy tan head. Palate is airy and semi dry, modest fine carbonation. Smooth malts with developing coffee bitterness. Tangy dark fruits. Bitter coffee start to dominate. Dry finish. Fine.
500 ml bottle at Toscana in Te Anau. Very good stout with balance between toasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Addition of oysters adds an extra flavour dimension. Very good.
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nickd717 (4707) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle on yet another trip to Christchurch, the fourth in the past few months. I actually think I’m the town crazy drunk at this point. Hanging by myself, getting poop-faced in various establishments, while my baby daughter sits neglected half the world away. Such is life for a ticker/med device guy, shoving things in urethras by day, crushing Kiwi brews by night, creeping people out no doubt. Had this beer at C1, which was pretty dead on a Monday night. Pomeroys was closed our obv would be there. Black in color with a large, lasting tan head. The aroma is roasty, briny, with espresso. Flavor is dry and a tad salty, very roasty, charcoal, bitter coffee. Medium full body, some prickly carbonation. Very good. teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 20, 2016
50cl bottle shared at Leighton’s garbage share. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. aroma is sweet tangy with notes of caramel and melon. Taste is also sweet and tangy with notes of red berries and caramel. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, mR_fr0g (12599) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared at Leightons gaff , 19/09/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. A dark black coloured pour with reddy hues, halo of mid tan head. Aroma is smoked roast, dark choc, ash. Reddy berries. Flavour is composed of rich dark choc, cherry, ashy roast, earthy notes. Palate is bitter roast, choc, medium bodied, frothy carbonation. Like it. Leighton (21513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Daniel. Pours deep brown with a foamy, beige head. The nose holds milk chocolate, light licorice, burnt toast. Light sweet flavour with simple burnt malts, bittersweet chocolate, dried berries. Light bodied with average carbonation. Moderately sweet on the finish, with further baking cocoa, mellow roast, leathery berries. Good beer. Scopey (14999) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 19, 2016
Bottle thanks to Dirty D. It pours darkest brown with a small tan head. The aroma is sweet, sticky, cocoa, plain chocolate, earthy, liquorice, umami, plum, date and prune. The taste is bitter - sweet, sticky, prune, date, plum, fig, jammy, earthy roast, light spice and salted liquorice with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Decent enough stout, but no game - changer.