Brewed by Invercargill Brewery
Style: Sweet Stout
Invercargill, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Formerly called Pitch Black Black Beer
Characteristics: It shouts stout … deep colour and rich hints of chocolate and coffee yet dry enough to want another pint … an excellent beer to match with chocolate cake and seafood like bluff oysters. Can be served either chilled or at 10-15 º C for full hit of flavour.

Tonybaldeagle's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - FEB 21, 2013
Full bodied smoked manuka taste that shouts stout. Coffee lingers on the palate. Sophisticated and fulfilling. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (302) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle at brothers bar ak city poured deep black with a mild malty aroma the taste is real malty coffee roasted mostly & bitter quite dry lingering & luvly

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (133) - - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle from cellarbrations super store in hami hill. Pours pitch black with a thin tan head with low carbonation and a silky light body. Aroma is dominantly chocolate and mocha with a slight coffee undertone. Also in the aroma there are some fruits particularly rockmelon. Taste is slightly smokey with coffee and chocolate. The aroma is way more inviting than the taste but for a sessionable stout this was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1490) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Tap at pomeroys, christchurch. Black color, brown head. Aroma is roasty and some coffee. Light roasty body, coffee, some hops at the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (154) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 5, 2015
On tap at Pomeroy’s, Christchurch. Pours, guess what, pitch black! Typical dense stout head, medium size. Smoky, but not too much. Liquorice, but not too much. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foles (45) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 1, 2014
Imperial stout flavour, session stout body. Great combination of malts and a finish that reminds you the lights will not be out at the end of the glass.......lovely drop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (605) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a deep black with a thin, dark tan head. Some ’legs’ on the side of the glass. Aromas of dried fruit, cocoa, vanilla and black coffee. Taste is stewed fruit followed by a roasted coffee bitterness and touches of dark chocolate toward the end and a touch of smoke. There’s a metallic note in there as well. Substantial body. Pretty good stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 5, 2014
Draft. Very dark with a medium brown head. Aroma is of charred malt grains. Flavour is quite full, with a distinct liquorice note. Starts sweet, but finishes dry enough to be quite drinkable. Not very rich. Really quite good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm89walt (1783) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 26, 2014
Keg - Brew, Rotorua. A deep, opaque brown with a fine, fwding, lacing beige to light tan head that eventually end up looking flat and cola-like. Coffee, roasted malts, dried fruits, powdery chocolate and liquorice characters. Light to medium body, quite firm a mouthfeel with soft to medium carbonation and a lingering dry, malty bitterness to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3415) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
The head is brown and robust, the body black. It smells roasty, chocolate, bit coffee, aromatic. The taste is chocolate, bit coffee, roasty, aromatic, very nice!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8407) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
From draft. Cocoa, dark chocolate, burnt popcorn, oily black patent aroma and flavor with faint lactose touches. Thin body, sweet, low bitterness, flabby texture dissolves quickly in the finish. To go with that you have notes of potato starch and sourish lactic acid in the finish. Very basic stuff, nothing at all seems to have fallen in place.

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