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


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - MAY 14, 2013
Dark brown, rich, chocolatey, rich porter. Full body with lots of chocolate character. Rich, delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfukut0mi (20) - - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle, Bangkok, wishbeer. Coffee color with dark roasted coffee flavor and bitterness. Little red wine notes. It's easier to seek good cup of coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Winey nose, roast malt, chocolate, cocoa powder. Thin dark brown with reddish edges. Sweet roast, chocolate, medium bitterness, light plummy fruit, Finishes with rough bittering. Thin-medium body, A bit dry in the finish. Pretty good. Rather light bodied, with, mild flavors. Interesting NZ-character porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DKL (46) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 31, 2014
Very dark brown but perfectly clear. Latte coloured head that is not very dense but lasts well. Strong roasted coffee & burnt caramel aroma. Flavour is not too rich, but has a lovely burnt bitterness. A little bit nutty. A good example if how I imagine a proper porter to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2163) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle from Rakuten. Served in a pint glass. It pours a dark brown verging on black. Savory, roasty chocolate notes. Light bodied, almost thin but with a smooth palate. The taste is satisfying, dark licorice, soy, roast cocoa beans. A good beer but lighter than I usually like my porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyobon (943) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 18, 2014
(Bottle) Clear black with slight tan head. Subtle aroma of toffee with hints f coffee beans. Light body with fairly full carbonation. Quite a sweet and fruity foretaste gives way to dark roast and burnt notes for a clean finish. Not my favorite style, and I think not very true to the original, but that works for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (638) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
Sweet roasted caramel aroma, black with thin lasting head. Definite coffee and chocolate flavours with a malty smoothness. I like it a lot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1954) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
330 ml brown reptilian bottle, stamped best by July 2014, purchased and consumed in Wellington, NZ. Pours opaque and near black with a proportionate tan head. Excellent lacing. Aroma: rich and moderately complex, with a mix of roasted grains and a clear suggestion of chocolate. Flavor: fine blend of dark malts; no burnt tones; some dark chocolate. Feel: medium-full body; lively carbonation for style. O: A solid London style porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HKdIPA (258) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
Good chocolatey aroma. Very dark but thin appearance. Thin watery palate, worst part. Disappointing flavor - bit burnt, bitter, surprisingly tart, but not much there overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
CacheManyHose (198) - HONG KONG - NOV 1, 2013
Cola-red with hardly any head. Smells smokey, chocolate and burnt malts and raisin. Very thin and watery, tastes burnt without much flavour, dry sharp finish. Expect more from Tuatara.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3340) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 26, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells roasty, bit coffee. The taste is darkmalty, mild, malty. Ok

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