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Brewed by Kaimai Brewing
Style: Specialty Grain
Mt Maunganui, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Our dark ale is crafted from rye, nz malts and hops, yeast and pure NZ water. It is rich and lively with roasted malt notes that fill the mouth with a punchy finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
[4018-20111002] Bottle. Smoked leafy grains aroma has a bit of a roasty nut undertone. Slightly hazy, dark brown amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Coffee nut roast flavour has a light bitter leaf background and finishes with a stronger coffee roast note. Medium-full body. Good, bit much for a pint though. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4~
(w/ jerc)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
(11.2oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, vinegar, grain, and raisins. Flavor of roasted malt, sourness (infection), rye, raisins, nuts, caramel, and plum.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2011
2011-10-02. Very dark brown body with a large foamy tan head that fades. 3+ Dusty malt aroma, sweet caramel malt notes. 6+ Flavour is similar, dry toasty malt up front, sweet malt middle has pleasant caramel accents and toasty rye malt accents. Minerally touches around the edges, partly due to the high carbonation. Smooth average plus palate has a lot of carbonation. Decent, sort of brown ale like. Bottle from Premier Gourmet, Buffalo

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (1920) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2011
Pours black with a massive, growing tan head. Nose shows chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa and nutty notes. Very appetising. Flavours also include some chocolate and roasted malt but seem thin. Noticeable acidity in the finish, which includes very little bitterness. Ridiculously overcarbed.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6017) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2011
bottle, thanks to mora2000, dark brown pour with dark tan foam, aroma is sour and chocolate, flavor is nutty cherries, roast

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (734) - Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle pours dark brown with huge beige head. Took about 10 minutes for the head to dissipate. Aroma malts, grass and a little bit of sour. Taste dark malts with orast and faint smoked peat. Finish brief roast. Palate thin and very carbonated but I liked it. Alcohol disguised.

Unique beer, overall I enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer4eternity (201) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2011
330ml bottle. Opaque dark brown hue with a hint of red, medium sized dark beige dense foamy fully lasting head leaving good lacing. Interesting aromas of dark chocolate, Vegemite on almost burnt rye bread toast, woody, earthy, peppery. Taste is an unusual strong sour/acetic with a hint of umami. On the palate light medium body; light for a porter, watery texture, light carbonation, very sour finish. An interesting and unusual beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 31, 2011
330 ml. bottle. Opens a gusher, wasting more than half the contents,with a mocha head, over a hazy, brown (SRM 33) body....nose is heavy cereal, light coffee, touch of chocolate....taste is sweet malts with coffee and chocolate, also light spice, and a hint of cola...mouth feel light, carbonation very high. This is a very different beer with a variety of conflicting themes. I wish I had had more to taste. BJCP 7/2/12/4/6

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (7978) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 7, 2011
bottle. effervescent with cola-sized head bubbles. musty dried corn husk, malt vinegar and egg shell dirty phenolic nose. highly effervescent, fizzy, syrupy, thin and lifeless. candy chew and dried fruit, it seems to resemble cola and malzbier. obvious faults.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elwood (3071) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2011
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a very effervescent dark brown with a small, active, light tan head. The nose is earthy hops, rye, caramel malt, black walnuts, and dirt. The flavor has a sharp nutty tang and comes across as a little hot despite the low ABV. There is a slight cooked vegetable undertone that doesnít sit well. Medium bodied with sparse carbonation (guess it jumped out early on) leading to a dry, walnut and vegetal finish. This one seems to be at odds with itself.


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