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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 4.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Imperial Nibs (8.5%ABV) is a delicious dark imperial porter made with cacao nibs from the Wellington Chocolate Factory, vanilla pods, and coconut toasted over manuka wood and manuka bark. Imperial Nibs is bursting with intense chewy flavours of bitter chocolate, wood-fired toasted coconut, burnt toffee, & mellow maltiness.

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Dredd (932) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2017
Lots of layers to this beer. The initial perception is this is one dimensional with too much vanilla. After additional tasting layers of coconut and slight licorice come through. See it on tap - try it.

3.7
Andrus86 (641) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2017
BOTTLE. Pours a nice black with minimal off white head that leaves quickly.. Soft aroma of cacao & coconut.. Good dark body, has a creamy texture with all 3 components coming through.. Sourced cape cellars

4.8
AleCommander068 (1) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2017 does not count
Brilliant beer - has to be my favourite. one I would happily introduce to anyone.

3.8
DeliriumT (537) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2017
Pours inky black. This is one of those strange beers that delivers more strongly with taste than smell. Rather subdued aroma of toffee and treacle. Whalloping flavour of vanilla, rum, coffee and chocolate. Definitely allow this beer to warm a little before drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
Bule (2137) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2017
500ml bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Nice malt depth. Mild coconut.

3.7
Davros (3132) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2017
Pours very dark brown with a small head. Nose shows bready malt, vanilla and cocoa. Sweet flavours, including heavy vanilla and some cocoa. A bit of light roasted malt to balanace things.

3.7
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2017
(500ml bottle) Pours a dark brown (near black) with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, sassafras, caramel, toasted coconut, and raisins. Flavor of vanilla, toffee, cocoa, toasted coconut, roasted grain, and caramel.

3.2
hawthorne00 (3900) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2017
"Is there any Big Pigeon Imperial Nibs in that chilly bin?" would be a good Kiwi shibboleth. But so would "shibboleth". Bottle. Dark brown with a small light tan head that’s soon less than a coat. Earthy aroma of chicory, chocolate, light roast, coconut, vanilla. Lightish bodied. Dark sugars, coconut, vanilla. Dry with some herbal and burnt notes along with a fair bit of bitterness at the end. Body and richness are missing here - I can imagine what’s here as accents in a really good beer.

3.7
anders37 (26137) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate coconut and vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate vanilla and coconut finish.

3.8
Cantabrian (1114) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle, from Fresh Choice in Nelson. This is a dark brown beer, cola like, a bit more opaque than cola, but not too much, with a creamy off-white head that disappears very quickly. Lovely aroma of Bounty® bars much more as the crown pops open than while on the glass. Flavour of chocolates and prunes, wine, of course with the Bounty® bar ingredient and a certain bitter roastiness, almost herbal, that lasts longer on the tongue after you’ve gulped it. The body is medium, a bit vinous, but not as oily as the "Imperial" denomination would suggest. Gutted to reduce the overall average (hm, apparently I didn’t!), but I did have more fun with their regular Roasted Coconut Porter.


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