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

bottled
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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours black with ruby/copper highlights. Nose shows a lot of sweet crystal, they weren’t joking about the "generous" amounts of specialty malt. Also nice nutty notes and soft roasted hints. Flavours present more dominant roasted malt but includes some harsh notes. Not enough sweet malt (which is wierd considering the aroma). Good carbonation, not too high!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2537) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Deep brown in colour, red highlights. Tan head, a few random spots of lace. Nose has dark chocolate and roasted notes, a little sweetness. Taste has roasted and chocolate malt, notes of caramel, dark cherry. Finishes with roasty bitterness and light hops. Medium body with decent carbonation. A nice porter overall.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1602) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 15, 2009
Dark body with light brown head. Light milky chocolate aroma but the taste is more of roasted bitterness and less of the chocolate, more of a robust style where there is more of a roasted bitterness coming through than the chocolate notes that I expect.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3013) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2010
330ml bottle. Extremely large crackling coffee coloured foam head that stays around. Burnt and roasted malt aroma with a hint of vegemite. Burnt dry flavour that curls all around the mouth. Nice to sip on a cool, night, a beer that has some substance.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2013 Bottle, 10C - improved as it warmed. Dark brown with a large frothy beige head that settles, laces and returns with a swirl. Aroma of coffee, mild roasted malt and grass - smells pretty hoppy. Some prunes and rasins too. Quite carbonated mouthfeel. Taste has plain chocolate and coffee with bare hints of dark fruits and dark sugars. Mildly roasted bitter finish also has some ash. Solid but staid. [6 4 6 3 13=3.2] 500ml bottle, 12C. Fresher hops and much lower carbonation. Some licorice. Quite dry at the end. Fairly hoppy porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2992) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark ruby with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet honey and roasted malts. Chocolate and roasted malts in the taste. Soild

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Dark body with light brown head. Light milky chocolate aroma but the taste is more of roasted bitterness and less of the chocolate, more of a robust style where there is more of a roasted bitterness coming through than the chocolate notes that I expect.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NBird (332) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
Black, mahogany tinge, large head that settles quickly. Smells..malt, cocoa, slight hints of dark fruit, roasted grain and coffee. Tastes..quite malty, some hops and fruit, roasted grain, some coffee and bitterness. More tasty as it warms.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (475) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle direct from brewery. Dark brown, clear, minimal off-white head, quite chocolatey, mild roastiness, slightly smoky/ashy, medium body, soft carbonation, long, dry finish. Quite good.


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