Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 346   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DwarfeD (2611) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
33cl bottle at our holiday home in Travemünde. Very dark brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Nice bitterness with subtle sweet tones. Roasted malts, anise, chocolate, coffee, ripe dark fruits and spices. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheKernOwl (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2016
May be most interesting porter I’ve had. Earthy hops, salted caramel ice cream, quite vanilla-y, dark choc in mouth, then mocha – or liquorice, or lime? Could definitely drink a lot more of this. Also, to my mind, this was silkier / denser than the Renaissance “Enlightenment: Fresh Hopped Black the RIPA” (which I sampled alongside this).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (855) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2016
Bottle at home - black with a fizzy tan head which quickly faded away to a ring. Very little lacing. Aroma of rich roasted malt, wholemeal bread, vanilla and fudge with light grassy tones. Taste begins with some burnt tar, followed by tarry roasted malts, hints of vanilla fudge and some toast. Medium body, dry and prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
craigonabike (5) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016 does not count
330ml bottle. Pours black with small tan head. Aroma is toffee and mocha. Taste is dark chocolate and rich coffee with a strong lime after taste. Light carbonation and a zingy mouth feel. Like a chocolate lime in the nicest way possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13032) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 24, 2016
Keg at The Brighton Beer Dispensary, Brighton, E.Sussex. Black with tan head. This was a rich, darkly roasted malt beer, bitter chocolate notes with liquorice and roasted nuts. Loads of depth. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
comperchris (80) - - MAR 18, 2016
Very dark with a creamy dark head. Low carbonation with a light tingle on the tongue. Smells of roast toffee and tastes like sweet coffee with cream and toffee.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (521) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
330ml bottle from Beers of Europe. Pour is almost black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, hops. Taste roasted malts, dark fruit, dark chocolate, coffee, with a smokey aftertaste, bitterness from the chocolate and hops. Good porter!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1971) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a teku glass. Deep dark brown, good two finger frothy tan head, half-way lasting, good lacing; aroma roasted malts, cocoa, dried dark fruits; mild taste, medium sweet and light bitter, light roasted malts, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla, average duration, mild sweetbitter finish, light spicy notes; medium body; watery to oily texture; soft carbonation; light but nice and drinkable porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17146) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2016
Bottle at London Drinker BF 2016. Black beer lasting tan head. Dark chocolate aroma like 60%cocoa chocolate. Dry in the mouth. Dry on finish. Definitely hopped gives a little lime on the finish but not a black ipa. You know what it’s not as thick and dense as an impy stout but I kinda like it dark chocolate and lime hop but proper bitter hop I rather liked it .too fizzy but fun and likeable and fresh tasting. Put a smile upon my face

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShivanDragon (3239) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
donker bruin tot zwart met fijne bruine kraag. aroma van mout, graan, chocolade, koffie, geroosterde mout, smaken van een zeer licht zuurtje, dun/waterig, koffie, chocolade, droog koffie bittertje, iets romig, poederachtig cacao, matige body, lage co2, iets te dun, lichte hop en vanille zoet.

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