Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Porter
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 2.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.59/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Porter is an old style of beer. Chocolate is an old style of chocolate. Weíve combined them for an ale with aromas of toasted malts, notes of cocoa and a finish so silky Oscar Wilde would make his curtains from it. To illustrate its magnificence we present a mighty forest creature with antlers and a dollop of cream on his head: The Chocolate Moose.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
xpandnz (12) - - JUL 7, 2012
Yuck! Chocolate milk as a beer pretty much. My god. These people are awful!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (532) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle poured dark brown with a very brief head & a chocolate sweet aroma the taste is similar chocolate bit fruity more sweet than anything else

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
wellywilly (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
Itís certainly chocolatey and Iíll also give them silky. The one thing itís missing is beery. Itís lacks punch and lacks complexity. Depending on your tastes the flavour may be sumptuous or too sweet. Personally I sit somewhere in the middle

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cantabrian (959) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014
No, I didnít like it. No good chocolate on the nose, neither on the flavour. Not a good porter. More like an Ovaltine beer, or one of those abominable Baltic Porters (I mean, the bad ones).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
h4yst3r (2) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Nice chocolate aroma. Medium bodied with a silky smooth chocolate taste. The chocolate taste is quite strong but overall I think this is a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
headhigh (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
Couldnít finish the bottle. Nasty sweet beer. Go grab a hot chocolate and add a nip of whisky if you feel the need to have chocolate & alcohol mixed. God knows what the food match for this beer is...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JacFen01 (1) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
This beer is a beautiful flavoured chocolate beer. One of the most palatable beers. Highly recommend and hope others enjoy it as much as me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankSlack (1) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2014 does not count
Perhaps I am feeling generous but definitely worth a try if you like dark beers and donít mind some sweetness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Tauntalini (1) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2014 does not count
Probably the worst beer Iíve ever had. Like drinking beer flavoured hot chocolate. Too sweet to be taken seriously.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mixbrewery (2) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
Absolutely the best chocolate porter I have ever tasted. Luscious silkyness on the palate with almost overpowering chocolately things happening on the nose and in the mouth. While this may not truely fit as an English porter style it certainly ticked all the other boxes as a very enjoyable ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omega (844) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2013
This is a simple beast, and only scored so highly for me because I do love chocolate. Very sweet in all aspects but quite thin on the palate. This is a beer that when you rate it ticks a lot of boxes but when you look at the overall it just not warrant a good score. I could not see me drinking more than one of these in a night as the sweetness is quite overpowering.

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