Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Porter
Dunedin, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Speights Porter is based on a double-malt stout recipe brewed until 1929 at Speight's Brewery. A red-black beer with a rich robust palate and complex, full aromas. Best savoured at 6 degrees Celsius. A blend of crystal, caramalt, roasted wheat and choclate malt combine to give a complex, smokey, mocha aroma and a rich coffee flavour which finishes on a subtle choclate note. Kauri gyle open fermented

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2011
Draft. A black beer with a brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and wood as well as lighter notes of soy sauce. The flavor is sweet with notes of mlat, caramel, and wood, leading to a dry roasted finish. The mouthfeel is smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2008
(On tap) Opaque black with a beige head. Sweet aroma of hard roasted malts and licorice. Medium-bodied, sweetish burned malt accents and some licorice. Dry but not overly bitter finish. 250108

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (23735) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
Bottled. Black, small head. Licorice aroma. Dry and roasty with some earthy tobacco. Medium bodied with a salty bitter finish. A nice, dense porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 29, 2005
Dark black porter with a moka head. Light smokey malt aroma. Chocolate malt in mouth with nice milkey notes and light hops in finish. Rich and creamy mouthfell. Thanks Joe and Cap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2005
Smells more alcohol than the 5% listed, perhaps as an impact from the wood. The wood taste is much in the finish. The taste includes very coffee, bit of roast, minute smoke. Interesting and curious to have had, but have had more enjoyable for style. Thanks for bringing back Douglas D.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9894) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-23. Black, tan head. Lightly roasty aroma, some subtle dark fruit. Flavour is similar with a mild sweet dark malt base, and light roast malt notes throughout. Average plus bodied palate. Decent. 7/4/7/3/14. On tap at Speight’s Ale House, Nelson, NZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Sampled on tap at the brewery. Wow! This was a surprise! Pours very dark with a dense brown head. Aromas of burnt malt, chocolate, brown bread. Rich roasty malt flavour, some chocolate, coffee, vegemite, with a slightly minerally finish. Full bodied, nice flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2009
Draft at Speight’s Alehouse in Greymouth. Pours red-black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, malt, caramel, roast, coffee, and smoke. The flavor is roasty with a lot of chocolate and those follow through to the finish. Really smooth and full bodied, but just a wee bit watery, which keeps it from being a higher-shelf porter. Still, I liked this one a lot and it certainly beat expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
330 ml bottle. Dark brown beer with a thick tan head. Sweet malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, light coffee, with toast and bread as well. There are also notes of light molasses in the nose. Flavour is sweet and chocolately, with heavy toastiness as well. Nice sweetish finish with just a touch of smokiness as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
[8349-20160523] Tap. Coffee roasted grains aroma. Clear, dark brown body with a medium-lasting foamy tan head and thick lacing. Roasted nutty coffee flavour. Full body. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Speight’s Ale House, Nelson, NZ)

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