Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (6364) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle @ derat, large sample. Dark color, medium frothy head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, coffee, some piney hops. Creamy texture. Roasty bitterness in taste, but also quite hoppy like a hoppy porter without going towards a black ipa. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (10621) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2015
One-third pint, keg at Beer Rebellion, Gipsy Hill. Filmy tan-coloured head, good lacing. Jet black body. Creamy malts and liquorice nose. Roasted dark malty flavours including moments of chocolate and liquorice. Dark fruit to a firm bitter finish. Fine bodied. Pleasant (London, 28.11.2015).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (6046) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2015
Fra keg på Beer Rebellion Gipsy Hill 28 Nov 15. Delt med Rune. Svart. Mørkt filmskum. Bra sjokoladearoma. Smaken mest lakris. Litt sjokolade. Fin røstet avslutning.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (653) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
Fles @DeRat. Mooi zwart bier. Vrij hoppig in geur, smaak is hoppig, drop en koffie in de afdronk. Een smaakvolle Porter, wederom een heerlijk bier uit New Zealand.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thmsboyd (191) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - NOV 30, 2015
330mL bottle BBE: 28/01/17. Medium chill (approx 8 degrees). Pours a deep brownish black body with just a hint of crimson around the edges, and a small, persistent, tight tan head. Very hop forward nose, but the hops are stale, leaving a cheese and onion crisp aroma. This masks much of the malt complexity, but below this you can find some liquorice and coffee. A medium sweetness gives way to a light, dry, roasted bitterness. Medium-full bodied with a lightly abrasive texture, medium carbonation and a dry, slightly smokey finish. Unfortunately, this bottle has been poorly handled. However, it is clear that a robust and complex porter lies beneath.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (2991) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle at home. Aroma of malt, grass, soft chocolate, some roast, fruity notes, some grapefruit, citrus, "sinas snippers", hops. Flavour is light sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Body is medium. Very easily drinkable and refreshing fruity malty hoppy chocolate Porter, soft but tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - NOV 18, 2015
Good chalky stoutness, very rosary and stout but without being too overpowering. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4769) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. My first from this brewery and yet another excellent beer from New Zealand.. Black with a medium head. Unusual earthy flavour that is refreshing and quite distinctive. Have they added some kind of flora to give this very unusual taste. Really worth trying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weordie (684) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Pours black with a white head. Aroma is chocolatey, some coffee and sweet treacle. A very sweet, cola taste that gives way to a coffee finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (9543) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle,The Offie, Leicester. Black with a beige head. Roasted coffee with weetabix and earthy notes. Chocolate with herbal and medicinal aspects dark berries with grape skin and bittersweet grapefruit. Oily and slick on the palate. Nice. Mine was brewed at Brewdog

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