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Brewed by Independent Breweries NZ (Boundary Road)
Style: Porter
Papakura, Auckland, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 2.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Porter is an old style of beer. Chocolate is an old style of chocolate. We’ve combined them for an ale with aromas of toasted malts, notes of cocoa and a finish so silky Oscar Wilde would make his curtains from it. To illustrate its magnificence we present a mighty forest creature with antlers and a dollop of cream on his head: The Chocolate Moose.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
xpandnz (12) - - JUL 7, 2012
Yuck! Chocolate milk as a beer pretty much. My god. These people are awful!

explosivedog (1616) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2017
500ml bottle, at 5.5% and sadly without a moose on the bottle any more. Dark pour with a nice brown head. Chocolate, sherry, vanilla, sugar, bitter roast. Slightly over carbonated. The sweetness comes first and then the bitterness and then a slightly metallic over sweet finish. Not quite right.

Jerepigo (1) - Paraparaumu, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 10, 2016 does not count
My new favourite, and I’m quite adventurous yet fussy. Bravo - a job truly well executed. Wish I could brew like this at home!

DylansDad (659) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 13, 2015
I’ve only just got the pun in the name, Chocolate Moose. Silly me, it means chocolate mousse! D’uh! Anyway, I think they have succeeded quite well in taking a sickly sweet dessert and turning it into a carbonated liquid form. Completely effing undrinkable, eeeurgh! But, hey, if you’re into this kind of thing you’ll probably love it. Me, I hate it.

waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle poured dark brown with a very brief head & a chocolate sweet aroma the taste is similar chocolate bit fruity more sweet than anything else

wellywilly (6) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 11, 2014 does not count
It’s certainly chocolatey and I’ll also give them silky. The one thing it’s missing is beery. It’s lacks punch and lacks complexity. Depending on your tastes the flavour may be sumptuous or too sweet. Personally I sit somewhere in the middle

Cantabrian (1161) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
No, I didn’t like it. No good chocolate on the nose, neither on the flavour. Not a good porter. More like an Ovaltine beer, or one of those abominable Baltic Porters (I mean, the bad ones).

h4yst3r (2) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 23, 2014 does not count
Nice chocolate aroma. Medium bodied with a silky smooth chocolate taste. The chocolate taste is quite strong but overall I think this is a pretty good beer.

headhigh (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
Couldn’t finish the bottle. Nasty sweet beer. Go grab a hot chocolate and add a nip of whisky if you feel the need to have chocolate & alcohol mixed. God knows what the food match for this beer is...

JacFen01 (1) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 7, 2014 does not count
This beer is a beautiful flavoured chocolate beer. One of the most palatable beers. Highly recommend and hope others enjoy it as much as me.

FrankSlack (1) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 28, 2014 does not count
Perhaps I am feeling generous but definitely worth a try if you like dark beers and don’t mind some sweetness.

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