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Brewed by Kereru Brewing Company
Style: Stout
Upper Hutt, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   IBU: 21   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing, dry stout. Pours pitch black. A stricking aroma of rost coffee beans and dark chocolate.


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3.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brodies_Best (259) - Auckland Central, - JUL 20, 2012
Pours dark brown with long lasting tan head. Slightly sweet burnt coffee aroma. Pleasant sweet creamy bitter burnt malt, coffee and toffee biscuity taste. Almost a hint of liquorice.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GlassBrass440 (77) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 20, 2014
Coffee aroma. Coffee flavor. Some fruitiness. Light body. Pitch black. Small cream head. Had in the bottle. Better on the handpump.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1790) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 13, 2014
It was a tasty little devil, this one. Appeared as black as sin with a coffee coloured head and aromas and flavours of strong coffee and black strap molasses. It was unctuous and oily, as good stouts should be. Thoroughly enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
smallish tan head dark pour aromas vanilla roast coffee chocolate caramel flavours cocoa sweet chocolate lovely sweetness on the palate coffee mild roast taste there is balance with a bitter of near medium class the finish okay just a little light on in taste but still okay on the palate at 4% volume of alcohol

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 16, 2013
The head is robust and beige, the body black. It smells roasty, coffee, chocolate, bit bitter-chocolate. The taste is chocolate-aromatic, coffee, a bit coffee-bitter. Easy drinkable and highly aromatic.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (13413) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Draft. Dark maroon brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of light cocoa. Taste is dilute moccha coffee. Light body.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 10, 2013
Dark black in colour with huge toffee coloured head. Big coffee aroma. Smooth coffee chocolate flavours. Mild bitterness, but short flavours.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cantabrian (882) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 15, 2013
Right, it’s not a good day, as I just had a bitter experience with a Deschutes IPA. But let’s go: Moonless Stout. Not too impressed with the budget presentation. I know I shouldn’t be judging that...and the day gets worse with the temperature, as it is too warm, and so is the beer. So I have an excessive head, with excessive carbonation. Nice look, after all. looks stoutish, with a tan head. Aroma of plums, chocolate, woods, yes, some coffee, but nothing offensive and the roasts. Flavour of charred malts, chocolate and certain bitterness. Maybe char bitterness, but it’s all good. Not bad. It’s certainly as dry as the official description above, and there is a specific style for that, so I don’t understand why it comes here "only" as a stout. It is a nice beer, medium bodied, with something of an oak cask taste in the finish, the wood/fruit suggestion again. I guess I should probably re-visit this on a better day...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andyfla99 (12) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2013
4.5% version from the bottle. Predominantly coffee aromas & flavours with a nice chocolate favour too. Moderate bitterness and great aftertaste. Not much to say, it works well, a little piece of perfection.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kiwisteve (1) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
A very satisfying taste with a strong mouthfulness that lingers well past the initial sip.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
ciaranc (980) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 9, 2012
330ml bottle from the brewer. Pours dark, almost black with a pillowy head that dissipates fairly quickly. Subtle hints of chocolate and cocoa on the nose, taste has a little roastiness to it and is quite dry. Low carbonation and a thin, verging on watery body. A nice long roast malt finish with a well judged level of bitterness. Shame it hasnt more body.


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