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Harringtons Clydesdale Stout

Brewed by Harringtons Breweries (Christchurch)
Style: Stout
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Naturally brewed with no additives of preservatives. The Clydesdale Stout if reliably full flavored with distinct aromas of roasted barley. Batch Brewed with water, malt, hops and yeast. The Clydesdale Stout is brewed for a "Chemical Free, Clean and Green" NZ consumer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (301) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 10, 2014
500ml bottle pours deep black with a brief head, aroma is roasted coffee & toast, flavours are similar along with hints of chocolate & malt, all leading to mildly bitter tasty finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (950) - HONG KONG - JUL 16, 2014

330ml bottle bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty during the ‘New Zealand food festival’ promotion.

Clear deep blackish brown colour with no yeast sediments; Razor-thin head with residual soapy beige foam which fades in 5 seconds; Small sticky lacing and noatable slight carbonation; Quite fragrant aroma of roasted malt, with strong cashew, chestnut, cream, faint dark fruits, black coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, light toffee, light sugar, yeast and faint grass; Very light sweet taste of dark malt, with strong roasty, strong nuts, light black coffee, very light soy sauce, light chocolate, caramel, light biscuits, yeast, light lime, bitter hops and light grass; Light body, watery palate; Mouth feel is thin dark malt, very roasty and nutty with a slightly oily feel to it. Light but solid touch of cream, coffee, caramel, soy sauce and biscuits. Watery but rich, pretty intriguing… Hoppiness is faint grass nose, light lime and grass in taste; Bitterness is moderate to strong for an abrupt astringent finish; Quite dry after taste. Roasty and fairly bitter to mouth.

Comments: A well made and pretty orthodox English-style Stout, with a lean body, very roasty and nutty dark malt, light but expressive tastes in cream, coffee and soy sauce, almost no sweetness, plus good hoppiness to balance it all. Very decent, particularly good for Summer night enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
500ml bottle. An opaque black-centred beer with dark brown edging and a one-finger, somewhat lasting creamy tan head. Liquorice, coffee, roasted malts, walnut and a touch of dried fruits. Light to medium body, quite firm but I would’ve preferred a degree of softness and plumpness in the mid-palate to round off the bitterness. Medium carbonation, medium intensity ashy, roasty finish with fair length.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2013
coffee and nuts dominate the flavour here, but it finishes rather watery. very thin overall for a stout...close to a schwarzbier. okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUN 5, 2013
A beautifully balanced stout with malt & dark truffle tones. There is a full flavour & light finish that makes this easy to drink. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (905) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 22, 2012
This is a reasonably good stout. Pours brown, just dark brown and not black, but rather formidable, with a thin light cream-coloured head. The first whiff is a lovely chocolate with raspberry liqueur, just as it breaks under our bite. The nose gets more ordinary as it warms, heading towards the plain roasted crust and esters, which are rather unconcealed throughout the whole ride. Roasted malt taste, with a bit of chocolate and a feeble bitterness, both overwhelmed by the alcohol. It is a thin stout and the alcohol is on your palate. Not much of a discernible finish. No matter how much criticiseable, I’d take that cart with the Clydesdales over any ordinary lager.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 3, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2012 Bottle 330ml from Swords Vic Market. Nice malty beer, fresh. Aromas of milky chocolate and caramel. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a thin head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29987) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Draft. A dark brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of roasted malt. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1104) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 26, 2010
330ml bottle. Deep brown body with a medium tan head. Coffee and dark chocolate on the nose. Taste is bittersweet with coffee flavours dominating. Medium-light bodied for the style with a slick mouthfeel. Pleasant bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jade (417) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 16, 2010
Black with a tannish head, creamy. Aroma of coffee and roasted elements. Taste exactly the same. A little lighter then most. Quite nice though.

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