Brewed by Townshend Brewery
Style: Dry Stout
Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
A sweet stout. This well balanced dark ale has plenty body and length. I've always enjoyed the likes of Guinness and Murphys stout and have heard that they are both better if imbibed at their point of origin, Ireland. The same goes for this beer: drink it in the Moutere where it belongs.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (9222) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2016
[8352-20160523] Cask. Mild coffee grinds and roasted charred wood aroma. Black body with a big creamy tan head and some lacing. Creamy roasted woody charcoal flavour has a long charred finish. Full body. Good. (7/4/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ The Free House, Nelson, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
2016-05-23. Black body, lovely creamy tan head. Aroma of muted dusty roast and cocoa. Flavour is mild, light roast, subtle cocoa or Ovaltine undercurrent. Smooth average to light bodied palate, soft carbonation is decent for cask but thinner than I prefer for a stout. 7/4-5/6-7/3/14 On cask at The Free House, Nelson, NZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 1, 2015
poured from bottle just about black with an extremely brief head the aroma is malty faintly chocolate plenty of roasted malt in the taste with light chocolate sweet coffee smoky flavours & quite a dry finish ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 12, 2015
Pours a deep black with a thin tan head. Earthy and chocolaty aromas dominate with a woody undertone. Flavours are of milk chocolate, sweet cherries, and cream. Light-ish bodied with a roasty, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cantabrian (1109) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 23, 2014
I just had this beer side-by-side with the Key Stone Milk Stout. This is still a sweet stout. Dark dark dark chocolate, buttery, nutty, ultra rich and full-bodied. Original Rating 2/1/2013: I love it when the style at Ratebeer says "Dry Stout" and the commercial description starts with "A sweet stout." This little masterpiece of Townshends is in my opinion much more of a sweet stout. Pours black with a very debatable tan head, which could be a concern if ones too worried about appearances. The aroma is dark chocolate with a touch of vanilla and Expresso all the way, A hint of nutiness too, but nothing to worry, never getting leathery. The flavour is fabulous, chocolaty too, very woody, with plums and vanilla to give it the stout flair, and no coffee to spoil the fun. Prefect balance between bitterness, woodiness and sweetness. Full bodied, velvety on the palate, with a very comfy finish. Guaranteed satisfaction. A sure pick from the shelf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1614) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2014
Was sweeter than I was expecting but is an enjoyable beer nonetheless. Surprisingly full bodied for its low alcohol content makes this a seriously sessionable brew that Id choose over a Guinness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (709) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 29, 2014
This has a reasonable aroma, but has no body or length of taste to carry it. It drinks well for 4% ABV but then questionably is it better than what might be considered a commercial grade stout, like something from Boundary Road, that is dollars cheaper a bottle (slightly more ABV).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4825) - South Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2014
Townshends Number Nine Stout - 500 ml 4.0% - purchased and consumed on South Island, NZ Pours clear, very dark mahogany with a small, creamy, light brown head that leaves splotchy lacing. Feel: medium body; smooth but with lively carbonation that works well. Aroma: a load of dark roasted and chocolate malts with hints of smoke and molasses. Flavor: similar to the aroma with hints of milk chocolate, toffee and espresso. Dark roasted malts with a bit of coffee and burnt grain in the long-lasting, mildly bitter aftertaste. O: an enjoyable stout with plenty of dark roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2013
The head is good, the body black. It smells roasty, aromatic, darkmalty, bit coffee. The taste is darkamalty, bit roasty, aromatic, bit coffee, less hopparomatic, but bit bitter. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2013
mocha all the way. chocolate and espresso combine for a delicious mocha flavour. a little on the sweet side, so probably a sweet stout, but quite delicious.

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