Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 312   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (159) - - DEC 24, 2014
Bottle from cellarbrations super store hami hill. Pours a dark brown with a tan head. On The nose it has a lot of roasty characters mixed with almost a peaty whiskey smell. It has low carbonation with a medium body. It has a very bitter coffee, smoky and dark chocolate taste with a slight citrus finish. Very nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theswiftsa (35) - - DEC 10, 2014
Bottle. Pitch black with a thin tan head. First taste of burnt chocolate/coffee malts, with a dry and slightly bitter finish. Well balanced Black IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (5387) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2014
Bottle between five on 8th Dec 2014 during the Shrewsbury Bottle Exchange group: cheers Paul for this. Dark ruby/brown body with a full beige head. Nose of chocolate and earthiness. Flavour wise it again had some dark chocolate and earth like flavours but the hops came into play more. The finish being dry and bitter. Different and interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AdiBeer (2588) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Aroma: resin, ripe fruits, light coffee and toasted malts. Appearance: black, medium, creamy, beige head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: intense toasted malts, chocolate, coffee, resin again, slightly dry finish. Overall: very nice Black IPA, excellent palate. Pint at Roundhouse Taproom, Hong Kong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11919) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, sweet chocolate caramel malt with nice treacle notes, roasted coffee, light butterscotch, very nice. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with light coffee notes, grassy hops, resinous and smooth, light musty character, very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (2684) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Dark brown body with a thick beige head. Nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, leather, sweat and damp earth. Flavour of rich chocolate sponge, nuts and floral hops. Medium body with a creamy texture. Light fizz. Itís certainly hoppy but the overall flavour becomes a bit rich and sickly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (19002) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at the hanging bat... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dry roast.. Bitter chocolate.. Dry charcoal... Soft fruits.. Soft chocolate.. Long bitter herbal linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose is dungy, chocolate roast, taste is dry chocolate, bitter, roasted, light fruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1987) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours deep inky black with almost no head. Aroma is roast, coffee with floral undertones. Taste is bittersweet with a nice hoppyness . Medium bodied, smooth, soft carbonation with a crisp finish. This really straddles the line perfectly between hops and malts as both are very noticeable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle, courtesy Dave, thx! Pours near black, big tan head. Decent retention/lace. Aroma of roast, chocolate, dark fruit. Taste is lightly bitter, roast, dark fruit, coffee. Palate is average carbonation, oily, sweet finish.

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