Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Stout
Paraparaumu, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Given that the world is heaving with exotic stouts, Tuatara has opted for a cunning run up the middle with Blacklight. (Hint: take a quick look at the label under a UV lamp.) This unfiltered, bottle conditioned black beauty is as traditional as a second helping of spotted dick. No chocolate, porridge or marine life in here, just great chunks of toasted malts and bittering hops brewed to a full 7% alc/vol.

Rangi's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rangi (508) - - OCT 26, 2013
Really enjoyable stout. Like a milk shake but malty, molasses, coffee, and slight, chocolate.  Poor is a great pitch black with a off brown head

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (800) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2014
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a very dark brown with inch high thick, fluffy head. Nose shows light coffee, some mocha and a slight burntness. Taste has espresso coffee and a smokey, almost burnt ash flavour to it. Light mouthfeel and actually quite thin, although it says on the bottle it's a light stout. Not bad for something different ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (110) - HONG KONG - DEC 3, 2013
Pitch red-black with a fluffy big tan head and good legs. Smells strongly of roasted malts (somewhat burnt), bitterness, little bit of raisin. Aroma is less big than what you'd expect given the appearance; the taste even more so. Flavour is very burnt without much else. Body is very thin, which is probably the most disappointing thing about this beer. If this had a bit more flavour and a lot more hops it would make a nice black IPA. Not bad but a little too thin. Very cool bottle though!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hop_Hedonist (178) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2013
Guinness-esqe - light bodied - not opulent or creamy which is a pity - pleasant enough but a bit forgettable - why acknowledge the world is heaving with exotic stouts then make a dull one? Nice bottle though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawthorne00 (2257) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle. Black with an inch of tan head that settles to a cm. Aroma of treacle, mocha, passionfruit, red berries. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not as sweet as suggested by the aroma. Light roasted coffee, berries, firm bitterness, a little ashy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3065) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 4, 2013
Block tan head dark pour strong carbonation aromas roasted notes vanilla fruit caramel cocoa the flavours sweet caramel dark citrus roasted coffee cocoa an oily taste medium bitter the finish smooth easy drinking stout good roasted tastes a bitter and sweet goodness okay stout

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 30, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours thick black with a mocha crown and a nice molasses/coffee aroma. More espresso coffee in the flavour with ashy notes and a slight hints of citrus hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (719) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 23, 2013
As others have mentioned a little thin in body for it’s abv. Big bold flavours. Burnt vogels and a smokey backbone. Aftertaste really is smokey. Almost cigarette / tobacco driven.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kerrmatt (22) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2013 Another great enjoyable brew from Tuatara.Very impressed with the head on this, like a large creamy coffee crema. Dark chocolate and coffee, nice alcohol balance with good complexity, yeasty brandy vanilla notes and toasty bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (358) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
Deliciously dark and strong. Another excellent beer by the Kapiti coasters - long may they make it.

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