Pours a very dark, opaque brown, almost black. Smallish tan head that fades away.
First sip: Mild, roasted malts, faint dark chocolate and coffee with a little hops bitterness. Slight carbonation tingle on the tongue. Mouth feel is creamy, smooth and a little thin. Nice malty after-taste. The over-all taste improves as the beer warms from "Icey" to "Chilled", but doesn't get better beyond "Cold."
I have been drinking this beer regularly for over ten years now, ever since my trip to New Zealand in 2000 - which reminds me; I need to scan and post more of my trip photos. This beer is my beer of choice when I want something a little heavier than lager, but lighter than a stout. This is a very nice beer.
Monteith's Brewing Co
Same again. sir? Yes please!