Brewed by Harringtons Breweries
Style: Porter
Christchurch, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
Pig & Whistle is a New Zealand classic dark beer, light in mouth feel, chocolate in flavour. “Tea Bagged” at the boil with crushed black malt in a bag. New Zealand Saaz hops for aroma.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - APR 27, 2013
More a porter than an ale. Very flavoursome with earthy tones and toasted marshmallow & coffee out of the fridge, but the flavours mature as it warms. The head doesn't last and looks more like coke. Leaves a dry palate asking for more to whet the whistle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dandiday (22) - Feluy, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2015
Bière légère et passable. Le goût est trop léger même si les note de chocolat dont interessante. Debut de bouche qui vommence bien et disparition rapide de toute possibilité de continuation. Fort déçu. ..

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
tombutlin (121) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 1, 2015
Tasteless and forgettable. No aroma and the sugary taste dominated the malt. Thin and flat - good for getting drunk on, I guess

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heyden (122) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2015
Winding down the evening with this dark brew. Dark in appearance but light and sessionable. Malty chocolate but not too complex. Easy drinking material, missing the stomach curdling acidity that accompany so many dark beers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (532) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 29, 2014
bottle poured dark & lacy choco malt aroma taste is fresh malty bitter & mildly dry good creamy flavours a great session beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Earplay (48) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 28, 2014
Had the ’Mild Dark Ale’ version. Nice roasty choc malt aroma. Hops seem at odds with the malt forward style. Thin bodied, poor head retention.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2289) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour, fresh malty aroma with a light roasted taste with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
skortila (4914) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has light chocolate tones, bit toasty. Clear, dark brown-black coloured beer with an off-white, thin head. The taste is light bitter, toasted, has bread, some flower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (3345) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2014
330ml bottle BB 9 Dec 2014 Pours near black with a decent head. Feel: Near medium body and nicely smooth; low but adequate carbonation. Aroma: not particularly appealing; medium and dark roasted malts with a bit of dankness. Flavor: similar to the aroma. O: neither one of the better brews from Harrington nor a particularly good example of this style. Acceptable but not recommended.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brodies_Best (264) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 18, 2013
Pours dark brown. Head is tan coloured and there isn’t much of it. Aroma is acidic and of sweet roasted malt. Taste is amazing. Light bodied. Smokey, sweet caramel, peaches. Aftertaste is of the same with subtle bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 22, 2013
the better side of harrington’s...very roasted and charred coffee, which can sometimes get a bit tiresome in dark beers, but it’s still very nice and i think this is preferable to the wobbly boot porter.

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