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Brewed by Speights Brewery (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Porter
Dunedin, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
SPEIGHT’S® Old Dark is brewed with a unique five malt recipe, (Lager, Caramalt, Crystal, Chocolate and Roasted malts) to achieve a full bodied quality malt flavour. It’s deep mahogany colour promises fullness not found in ordinary beers.


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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PictouRx (155) - Ontario, - MAY 2, 2012
Fresh on tap at the Speights Brewery in Dunedin. Pours a nice dark reddish brown with a thick head. Get a coffee carmel aroma from it, get nice malt from it. Got a creamy texture with little aftertaste. Overall satisfying.


1.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ardi (22) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 16, 2015
Tastes just like Macs Black Mac (Porter). Try it and see? Neither drop however makes the grade as a true porter. Just black sticky swill with little head and a simple forgettable palate. Many better breweries out there producing traditional style porters with more complex flavours.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DylansDad (417) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2015
Out of all the pigs’ swill low grade piss you could be pouring down your sub-par neck in New Zealand, this would be one of the ’better’ ones: its misfortune and wretchedness is covered by such a sticky layer of over-powering sweetness. However, I couldn’t see myself drinking more than one in a row.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
k0mpsa (1586) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Tap at sudima hotel, christchurch nz. Almost black color, tanned head. Aroma is mainly malty, roasty. Light roasty body, smooth, sweet caramel notes.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
GlassBrass440 (250) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 7, 2015
Sweet beer. Not as in good. But sweet like sugar. Some molasses flavor too.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
TuiSamesi (12) - NEW ZEALAND - JAN 27, 2015
This beer is best consumed in the South island and to see it exported to Tui country is a real worry. Maybe it is an acquired taste for uni of Otago graduates. Don’t buy it in the North island unless you are desperate. Probably opens legs of ex Otago uni girls but best avoided unless in extremis.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ichform (1) - MEXICO - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
The head medium, with a black body with sweet flavor (like all kiwi things) with roasted malt and caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1099) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - FEB 20, 2014
Tasted 6/2/2014. Draught at Coroglen Tavern, NZ. Poured a deep ruby red colour with only an off-white collar but it laced OK. Carbonation low. Aroma of sweet malts. Taste of sweet malt, malt, malt! plus a slight roasted malt taste as it warmed. Light body (a bit larger-like). Smooth and malty with a slightly sweet and slightly bitter finish. Very nice!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8497) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
A malty brown Porter with problems. Malt profile seems heavier on the cara and crystal malt than the roast and chocolate malt. It’s toasty, crusty and bready with weak choco-coffee-roast notes. Fruity / estery apples with a minor vinegar acid tingle, sits sweet and thin on the palate with a short caramel / toffee and apple finish. Rich chestnut brown body with a frothy tan head. From draft.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2770) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
On tap at The Moose in Te Anau, NZ on Xmas Eve. Pours clear dark reddish brown with a fairly good tan head. Feel: Medium body and nicely smooth, with crisp medium carbonation; dry finish. Aroma: caramel and medium roasted malts with some maltly complexity; maybe a trace of hops. Flavor: less tasty and less malty than the aroma promises, but only mildly sweet as there is some hop balance. O: easy drinking and recommended if you find yourself at a pub that only serves Speights.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2069) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a off white head, malty and coffee aroma, taste is light roasted malt with a dry finish.


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