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Brewed by Kereru Brewing Company
Style: Imperial Stout
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 333   ABV: 11.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made for GABS 2016. The black malts give complex layers of dark chocolate, coffee and raspberries.

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4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
typedjjb (1) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2017 does not count
Dense carbonation. There is a high volume of small bubbles. Cherry, chocolate, coffee and a hint of rum and rasin on the nose. There is a strong Cherry Ripe flavour with additional rasberry, rum and coffee flavours. An interesting, nicely balanced high alcohol beer that is good to share with friends.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Davros (3054) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 9, 2017
Pours black with a small head. Nose shows stale coffee, raspberry, toasted malt and toasty notes. Flavours include toast notes, coffee grounds, slight raspberry and an over bitterness and heavy booze.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
explosivedog (840) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 25, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 5, 2017 500ml bottle. Pours dark and thick with a strong brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and a little dusty toast character. Flavour has the same bitter coffee up front, a hint of tart raspberry and then a long sweet chocolate finish. Thereís a little alcohol heat that builds up too. For me, that raspberry hint could be a little stronger, but itís still pretty irresistible. The body lacks the silky smoothness of Kereruís Imperial Nibs, as thereís a little too much carbonation for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Skarecrow (591) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2016
500ml bottle. Oil black color with minimal tan head. Aroma is all roasted coffee and port cask. Mild bitterness is followed by bitter chocolate/roasted coffee, a slight raspberry tartness and a smooth alcoholic finish. Mmmmm.....

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (354) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2017 Beervana 2016. Pours a deep black with small amounts of brown head. Very dark with a full malt body and a hint of the cacao nibs. Slightly sweetness hidden away.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1937) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2016
On tap at GABS 2016. This was my favourite beer of the festival, rich dark and smooth with a hint of raspberry, loved it.


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