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

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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4262) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2008
Bottle in New Zealand. Blackish brown beer with a light head. The aroma is mildy yeasty, and the flavour is bitter and yeasty. Overall an average malty and bitter beer with a yeasty feel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon.
Had it in a Speights Ale House. Not that bad, but a bt dull.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KnutAlbert (6152) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 21, 2007
Keg at the Speight’s pub, Temple, London. I suspect that this is a dark lager, not a real brown ale. Ice cold, good looking, malty sweet, not hopped neough for balance.

2.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Good stuff from Speight. Enjoyed at a Speight AleHouse in Queenstown, NZ. Sweet and malty with some dryness. Light hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4862) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2007
On tap at Speight’s Ale House, Temple. Pours dark mahogny with a decent beige creamy head. Chocolate malt aroma. Nice chocolate flavours with hints of espresso. a bit watery texture. Quite likeable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 1, 2007
On tap at Speight’s bar, Temple. Sweetish malt aroma. OK in mouth, bit too sweet. Decent tingly hop on finish. Hop had a sting. Malt is a little syrupy.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2007
Probably the one NZ beer I’d pick out of the usual bottled selection in a NZ bar. Good fruity malt nose and flavour, too sweet and has a not so good aftertaste, chemical and acrid? Is this really ale? I get the feeling it’s a malty dark lager....almost a dunkel with no style?!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2007
Sampled on Flashy’s tour of LA, New Zealand and Hong Kong of September/October 2007 - A surprisingly dark beer for a NZ one. Heavy, but smooth, though lacks a bit of hoppiness and a bit too sweet for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Embrouille (2829) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 8, 2007
Canned 33cl. It pours a beautiful ruby beer with a creamy, long lasting beige head. The aroma is of malt of a wonderful blend. Single malt, Christmas Pudding, dark chocolate, hay and marshmallows. The taste is of the same with quite a lot of molasses coming through. A very pleasant mouthfeel. Medium bodied, malty and rather sweet. The finish is of dominating molasses with hints of marshmallows and Roquefort cheese with some pleasant bitterness showing up.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubeer (51) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 29, 2007
Tap at Speights ale house or Bottle. Blackish head. Has some caramel. Decent pour. Great beer.


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