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Brewed by Hallertau Brewbar & Restaurant
Style: Imperial Stout
Auckland, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (586) - North Shore, Auckland, - APR 3, 2013
Coffee cocoa vanilla roasty toasty, it really is delicious until the alcohol afterburner kicks in at the end and roughens up what, until then, was a beautiful smooth ride.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jinroh (1190) - ESTONIA - JUL 13, 2016
Pours dark brown, coffee, chocololate, sweetish in aroma. Taste is interesting, feels like a double dry Stout. It has roast, chocolate, liquorice, quite light in body,. Not like an Imperial Stout, feels drier and lighter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (294) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 8, 2016
On tap at OGH. Dark and thick with a strong head. Lots of toast and nutty flavours up front with a boozy port finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (2455) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 25, 2016
Bottle shared. Big roasty cacao nib nose with coffee and deep prune. Well-balanced on the palate with the alcohol being hidden well. Intensely roasty, not bitter by any means just too much roast that kind of overwhelms everything else. Dark chocolate and roasted malt on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
[8213-20160509] 500mL bottle. Roasted nutty malt grain aroma. Black body has a medium-lasting foamy brown head which frothed up quite big, quickly, and died. Bitter roasted malt and woodsy nut grains flavour has a tangy finish. Full body seems infected. We just bought this from the brewery today so it’s surprising to see it already infected from the source... Too bad. (7/3/6/3-/12) 3.1-
(Labelled ’Nocturne Double Stout’)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (5047) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 18, 2016
Very chocolatey deep rich nose with good roasted malt character. Very dry.medium full body lots of dark fruit and big roadtiness in the mouth. Excellent dry roasted finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9840) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2016-05-09. Black body, massive foamy brown head foams out of the glass. 3++ Aroma of dry toasty roast has a tangy undercurrent. Flavour is similar, dry toasty roast with very tangy undertones. Average bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Okay. The carbonation and the tang suggest an infection unfortunately, despite having bought it at the brewery today. Bottle labelled Nocturne Double Stout from Hallertau Brewbar, Auckland, NZ. 7/3-4/6-7/3/14

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (634) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2016
This is daily decent, the initial aroma dissipates somewhat and becomes less of a thing, although it was quite nice with a milky chocolate thing. Taste is intriguing, this is rather dry at the finish and there is a lot of sugarness in it. Might just be lightly too bitter to be really enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 14, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2016 now called Nocturne I believe, from bottle poured solid black with a frothy tan head & a roasty malt aroma the taste is similar as per the label rich roasty coffee toasty light chocolate fruity bitter hides the alcohol well very nice

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (1334) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 12, 2014
An excellent brew that is both full bodied and well balanced. Compared favorably with many others of the style during a tasting session. One of the better beers from Hallertau in my book.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from the source. Almost completely black color, brown head, solid lacing. Aroma of fresh pine, cocoa. Taste is rich burnt espresso, dark unsweetened cocoa. Delicious.


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