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Townshend No. 9

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Brewed by Townshend Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Upper Moutere, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A sweet stout. This well balanced dark ale has plenty body and length. I've always enjoyed the likes of Guinness and Murphys stout and have heard that they are both better if imbibed at their point of origin, Ireland. The same goes for this beer: drink it in the Moutere where it belongs.


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (372) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2014
This has a reasonable aroma, but has no body or length of taste to carry it. It drinks well for 4% ABV but then questionably is it better than what might be considered a commercial grade stout, like something from Boundary Road, that is dollars cheaper a bottle (slightly more ABV).

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1811) - South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
Townshend’s Number Nine Stout - 500 ml 4.0% - purchased and consumed on South Island, NZ Pours clear, very dark mahogany with a small, creamy, light brown head that leaves splotchy lacing. Feel: medium body; smooth but with lively carbonation that works well. Aroma: a load of dark roasted and chocolate malts with hints of smoke and molasses. Flavor: similar to the aroma with hints of milk chocolate, toffee and espresso. Dark roasted malts with a bit of coffee and burnt grain in the long-lasting, mildly bitter aftertaste. O: an enjoyable stout with plenty of dark roasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3339) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
The head is good, the body black. It smells roasty, aromatic, darkmalty, bit coffee. The taste is darkamalty, bit roasty, aromatic, bit coffee, less hopparomatic, but bit bitter. OK

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2013
mocha all the way. chocolate and espresso combine for a delicious mocha flavour. a little on the sweet side, so probably a sweet stout, but quite delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2013
Low carbonation characteristic of the style. Pours smooth into the glass, deceptivly thick. Restrained hop aroma with rich dark malts move to the front. Smooth with a hint of sweetness that rounds out the bitterness and makes for a balanced drink. I had to check the alcohol again, as it is surprisingly round and full. I am guessing Marris Otter contibutes to this. Sorry to find the bottom of the glass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (812) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2013
I love it when the style at Ratbeer says "Dry Stout" and the commercial description starts with "A sweet stout." This little masterpiece of Townshend’s is in my opinion much more of a sweet stout. Pours black with a very debatable tan head, which could be a concern if one’s too worried about appearances. The aroma is dark chocolate with a touch of vanilla and Expresso all the way, A hint of nutiness too, but nothing to worry, never getting leathery. The flavour is fabulous, chocolaty too, very woody, with plums and vanilla to give it the stout flair, and no coffee to spoil the fun. Prefect balance between bitterness, woodiness and sweetness. Medium bodied, velvety on the palate, with a very comfy finish. Guaranteed satisfaction. A sure pick from the shelf.

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brodies_Best (240) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - APR 17, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2012 On tap, pours dark brown with tan head. Foamy head lasts long and has good lacing. Initial taste is caramel, coffee, biscuit, peanut and is extremely well balanced. Very drinkable and served at the perfect temperature. Great drop. Good work. Better than the last guiness and last Murphys I had recently.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3222) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2010
Biege head semi dark porter tinges of red brown at the edges aroma chocolate coffee a smokeyness liccorice flavour liccorice chocolate okay bitter malt sweetness mild bitter aftertaste is mild not the best

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - JUN 15, 2010
500 ml bottle Aroma: slightly malty and yeasty; Appearance: Looks like a stout, dark brown, not much head though with minimal lacing; Taste: Not sweet, mildly bitter; Palate: medium bodied, soft carbonation and quick finish; Overall: A stout lite?

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 8, 2010
Dark black in colour with thin coffee coloured head. Sweet coffee aroma.Big bitter coffee flavour, smooth mouthfeel with morish dry finish.


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