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Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A juxtaposition of styles: fresh and hoppy, yet dark and rich. Mindbendingly delicious. NZ & rest of the world brewed at Invercargill Brewery. UK & Europe brewed at Brewdog, Aberdeenshire.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Poured into my DFH IPA glass. Pours a clear, dark brown, red color. Not quite black, not quite as black as neither most american black IPAs nor most american porters, not a big deal, though. Good thin half-inch tan head, with good retention. Leaves great, thicker swaths of lace. Looks excellent. Medium body. Smooth crisp light carbonation, lightly slick finish. Very easy to drink. Good roasty malt, some bitter dark chocolate, bigger coffee aromas. Good earthy hop, light citrus. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, moderate sweet. Very enjoyable hoppy porter / black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma has notes of dark chocolate, dark roasted coffee, and some light fruit. Flavor is much closer to a black IPA than a porter with hop bitterness coming forward and the malt/sweetness fading. Medium bodied, light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LesArgen (304) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2013
The aroma has an intoxicating blend of chocolate, coffee, cherry, spice and even a little brine. The first taste is brilliant as the palate comes across all creamy until it suddenly dissipates alarmingly. The chocolate malt gives way to citrus and salty brine. Bit of an odd one that reminds me of the Bellarine Mussel Stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2013
11.2 FL OZ bottle purchased from New England Wine & Spirits for $7. To undersized snifter, it pours a richly deep sienna with an explosive fluffy burnt vanilla buff head 2 to 3 fingers in length. Aromas of fudge, toffee, spelt, salted caramel, hazelnuts, earth, and dates. Tastes the same with the addition of Oceanic hops, London yeast, and unripe clementine by swallow. I’d like it more had this not been so eruptive; half the liquid vanished before my very eyes.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Hazy brown-black body, off-white head. Still burns my mouth with carb even an hour after opening. Honestly smells great! Tastes like carb. Tries to be roasty but the carb intrudes. Meh.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1436) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Fruity aroma, very smooth with mild coffee and caramel flavours. Definate roasted hints. A great beer that is worth the effort.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (947) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 26, 2013
Black pour with a lingering pale brown head. Roasty, coffee, raisin and pine aroma. Slightly bitter up front then like a coffee and a steak all in one glass. finishes with a light coffee bitterness at the end. Cracker.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1711) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 22, 2013
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, roasted notes, fruit like orange and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a fruity and roasty finish. Decent stuff

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jado (755) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours a deep solid black with a tight coffee-coloured head. Aromas of black coffee, cocoa, smoke, light pine and dried fruit (sultanas and raisins). Taste starts off with some pine resin bitterness, before giving way to dark roast malt, more black coffee and rich dark chocolate. Softens at the end to a fruity finish with just a hint of minerality. Lingering finish with a coffee aftertaste. Really big flavours - like this a lot.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
The head is good, the body is dark black. It smells roasty, coffe, aromatic. The taste is darkmalty, bit stony, darkmalty, coffee, roasty. I like this one!


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