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


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer4eternity (212) - Tauranga, - MAY 16, 2011
330ml bottle. Attractive appearance; dark brown hue with ruby highlights, thick large foamy tan head quickly diminishes leaving good lacing. Pleasant aromas; moderate heavy malty - chocolate, coffee, roasty toasty slightly burnt malt, toffee, leather, smoke. Tastes great; moderate heavy bitter, moderate sweet. Smooth palate as promised, medium to full body, velvety texture, light carbonation, dry bitter-sweet astringent finish. I have to say that I have many porters better than this but for a ísupermarketí available beer this is really good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (5953) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5071) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2471) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (901) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 7, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin beige head. Quite roasty and bitter for the light ABV, with some dark fruit and a hint of smoke. More flavour than expected for the 4.5%; still a little thin for a porter, but quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2910) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 3, 2015
Dark brown body, brown creamy head. Aroma of cocoa, dried fruit, quite nice. Taste is sweet, malty, chocolate, a bit grassy as well. Iíd say this was somewhere between a nice schwarzbier and a porter. Not as rich and thick as a nice porter, but has the flavour and certainly more than a typical schwarzbier. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mark_Eck (1273) - - JAN 3, 2015
Pours a brownish black color. Aroma and taste are roasted malts and a mildly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (1180) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2014
(Bottle) Very dark, essentially black, with small short-lived tan head. Subtle, fresh, grainy aroma. Light body with good soft plentiful carbonation. Taste is balanced mix of burnt, flinty and sour notes with little malt, and some bitterness in finish. One of my least favorite beer styles, however this is very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MRMedellin (227) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - JUN 14, 2014
Clear dark beer, small head which recede very quickly, standard carbonation with a good amount of good roasted malt aromas like coffee and chocolate. The flavor is quite simple, with some notes of dark chocolate and some bitterness at the end, but the mouthfeel is rather watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3344) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2014
330ml bottle consumed in Christchurch NZ. Pours dark brown loooking nearly black and opaque in the glass. Decent tan head leaves splendid lacing. Aroma: a very attractive smell of sweet caramel and darker roasted malts with hints of toffee, molasses and dark fruits. Flavor: Disappointing giventhe excellent aroma. Dark malts with toffee and hints of dark fruits. A tocuh of smoke and black coffee in the aftertaste. O: great aroma dn pretty good flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle. Nice bitterness and malty flavour straight up but doesnít linger. Light and surprisingly crisp for a porter. Easy to drink a few, but lacking in body.

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