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Brewed by McCashin Family Brewery
Style: Porter
Nelson, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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We hope you enjoy this Stoke Dark. We make it the old fashioned way and never cut corners. Itís brewed using Nelsonís famous organic hops, premium malt, our own bespoke yeast and 14,000 year old Paleo water (no artificial additivs or colouring). Stoke is tank conditioned over 3 weeks - thatís where the hint of honey and smooth mouthfeel coem from. Next time youíre in Nelson, come and meet the team at our family brewery!


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
inceptioj (54) - Dunedin, - DEC 28, 2011
I didnít really like this one at all. Quite light and watery for a dark beer. Had little to no depth of flavor, simply tasted like sweet toasted malt with zero hop character.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmalaher (126) - Calgary, CANADA - MAY 4, 2016
Nice and dark. Not much foam. A bit of a sour hit. Refreshingly different from all the IPAs out there

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (212) - - MAY 1, 2016
Very dark brown, near black and opaque. Khaki head that is minimal. Aroma of nuts, chocolate, oak, and plums. Walnut, leather, chocolate, coffee, prune. Medium body. Slightly spicy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ColaKid (82) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 27, 2016
I was actually pretty impressed with this beer. Their other ales are good but this dark beer was a cut above. Very smooth for a porter with decent chocolate overtones and subtle bitterness. Full flavour and a nice toasted malt flavour. Very good and will definitely have again.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marc280 (46) - - MAR 26, 2016
Pours dark brown with a small tan head that fades quickly. Coffee and roasted malt aroma that come though in the taste too, although with a slight coffeeish bitterness. Quite thin in body. Canít help but think it would be a better beer with more malt backbone. Good but not great.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adasko (1818) - Poznan, POLAND - MAR 22, 2016
Dark brown color, with bright brown reflections. Tiny slightly off-white head. In aroma - cold coffee, honey, blueberries and bit ash-ish. In taste itís almost completely different. Almost all the fruity and sweet notes are gone. Now itís much more coffee front. Has this coffee sourness as well with a bit of chocolate, and caramel melted in it. Bitterness is rather small. Although itís rather dry, does feel like itís sweet in the end. Feel more like porter-ish beer or even tmave, than stout which bartender told me it supposed to be.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (276) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
Opaque black hue with a relatively quickly dissipating beige head. Pleasant but minor aroma with notes of dark roast and chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Mid bodied and rather creamy. Initial taste is dark roast and cocoa which immediately progresses into a delicious amalgamation of vanilla, honey and caramel as well as the aforementioned chocolate and roast, concluding with a slightly dry finish. Quite nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (8011) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Draft. Pours deep brown with an off white head. Burnt malts, mild roast, some nutty malty sweetness, and light earthy bitterness. Pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (7350) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Fairly uninspired. Some roast and light coffee, but not a huge palate on this. Pours black with ok head and lacing. Light bitter finish with some cloying tangy aftertaste. Bottle from Manitoba Liquor Mart.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2015
330ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger and a half of light tan head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark chocolate and roasted grains with some coffee notes. Taste is a chocolate malty sweetness with a roasted grain and coffee bitterness. Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A nicely crafted brew that doesnít specify the style, but I would agree that it is porterlike. Nicely balanced and flavorful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2629) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 22, 2015
Pours a dark brown bordering on black. Thin for a porter. Aromas of earth and dust, chocolate, caramel, and chocolate. Similar flavours. Everything is a bit faint. Needs to be amped up a bit.


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