Brewed by Monteiths Brewing Co. (DB Breweries)
Style: Porter
Greymouth, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
A deliciously dark beer conditioned in American oak pinot noir barrels. Meticulously monitored to achieve optimum balance of oak and pinot, overlaid with the rich, malty dark flavours of the porter. Racked off and filtered with a final flourish of dry hops to add a slight edge. Perfect for that moment when you sit down to a Sunday roast.

shaunfield's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaunfield (68) - adamstown, - SEP 28, 2013
Good tasting beer. Very flavoursome. Probably wouldn’t go out and buy this again myself but wouldn’t knock it back if one was offered to me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSin (25) - Immensee, SWITZERLAND - OCT 10, 2015
Wunderschönes tiefschwarze Farbe. Leicht brauner Schaum. Riecht nach Kaffee und Karamell. Der Geschmack unterstreicht den Kaffee. Süsser Abgang mit wenig Hopfen. Gutes Bier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heyden (131) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 18, 2015
Roasty and oaky aroma. Medium viscous black body. Bittersweet caramel and oaky flavour. Earthy hops. Creamy mouthfeel. Medium to full body, lightly carbonated. Medium length bittersweet finish. Not bad!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1969) - Granollers, SPAIN - JAN 30, 2015
Cervesa amb aroma i gust a xocolata, també destaquen tocs a vainilla, molt recomanable. Cerveza con aroma y sabor a chocolate, también destacan toques a vainilla, muy recomendable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbeatty (1236) - New York, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle, 11/12/2014. Pours dark earthy brown, wispy head covering half the surface. Aroma is nutty chocolate and toast, touch of caramel, hint of wood. Taste is straightforward, dark malts, powdery chocolate with moderate roast bitterness, hops, hint of vanilla and wood to finish. Thin body. Mostly an average/mediocre porter for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Earplay (50) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2014
Aroma of wood, whisky, some chocolate malt. Light carbonation. Taste is balanced, some oak-like flavours, med to full bodied, caramel, hints of alcohol?. Overall not bad for a macro-brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (575) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2014 500ml bottle, 1st porter for a while, aroma is woody & chocolate while the flavours are slightly hoppy with a smooth tasty mix of coffee, malt & chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sten (718) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2014
Black - ruby beer with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malts. Flavour of roasted malts, a bit watery. (Bottle 50cl)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2524) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Ranger Kate. Pours deep ruby with a fading tan head. Nice coffee aroma. Starts a little sweet with coffee and chocolate. Feels a little watery with the alcohol quite evident. Enjoyable, but could be better given the ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle @ Ungstrup. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty weak woody caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty weak woody weak sweetish chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty weak woody chocolate finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden deep alber with a small tan head. Toasted malty and light caramelish. Bitter and light fruity. Toasted malty. Dry and toasted malty finish.

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