Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Paraparaumu, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3352) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 5, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Deep brown in colour, red highlights. Tan head, a few random spots of lace. Nose has dark chocolate and roasted notes, a little sweetness. Taste has roasted and chocolate malt, notes of caramel, dark cherry. Finishes with roasty bitterness and light hops. Medium body with decent carbonation. A nice porter overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
explosivedog (560) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2016
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2016 330ml bottle. Pours dark. Aroma is chocolate milk. Taste is a little bitter, some chocolate and some prunes. Quite refreshing, and really quite nice. A nice simple porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (1106) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2016 330ml bottle into glass. Earthy chocolate nose. Red/brown beer with small tan head. Light body, light fizz. Hints of chocolate and fruit. Bitter lingering dry cocoa finish. Good porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DeanF (2404) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2016
Average head and body, brown-black in colour. Aroma of swampy barley but not too swampy, but still swampy. Flavour is roasted barley with hints of coffee, but the finish is watery. I like my porters in your face and this is demure at best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moravius (1189) - Beijing, CHINA - OCT 3, 2015
Flasche (33 cl) von Jenny Lous, Peking. - Tiefschwarz mit einer dnnen Decke dunkelbeigefarbenen Schaums. - In der Nase berraschend krftige Hopfenaromen, die an ein IPA erinnern: tropische Frucht, Nadelwald, Menthol, erst dahinter Rstmalz und Mokka. - Antrunk ebenfalls wuchtig hopfenaromatisch, gefolgt von Mokka und Bitterkakao. Malzse ist kaum ausgeprgt. Gut rezent, fast etwas zu sehr; schlank und trocken. Im Abgang krftige holzige Hopfenbittere, beinahe verbranntes Rstmalz und eine deutliche Note von Asche. - Interessantes Porter mit geballten, fast schroffen Hopfen- und Rstmalzaromen.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
futre7 (221) - Taipei, TAIWAN - SEP 13, 2015
Porters for me are a time and a place beer. It is not a summer beer nor a beer I can drink all night. Also If I can get Fullers London Porter then everything else is an also ran. This however is not bad. I had this in a tiny pub in Taipei near Le-li road down a back street. The body is quite light for a Porter. Nose is coffee, milk chocolate and maybe burnt toast. More carbonation than I expected and a little drier. But that said it had some good crisp dark flavours...such as chocolate and malt. Finish was dry and clean. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (5176) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle. Black with a lovely chocolate like flavour. Hops in background make it feel like a dark IPA rather than an IPA. Nevertheless this is an excellent beer and easily the best I have tried so far from this brewery.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pdubyah (667) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15, 2015
Its not what youd call full bodied, but there is a vast array of aromas, and quite the thing of flavours in this, and it ends up being very drinkable. I got a milky chocolate aroma on opening, then I got smoky bitterness and some tartness, the taste was lightly bitter, some fruit thing not a big finish but I did drink it double quick. Nice really.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3147) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from St Albans beer shop, St Albans, Herts. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a thin beige head on top. Roasty, malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes similar, roasty, malty, chocolate, slightly bitter. It is decent enough but not worth sending half way around the world when we have fantastic Kernel porters to hand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
Poured a deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of sweet fruit and roast malt. Light body, flavour is lightly sweet, moderately bitter and toasted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1907) - California, USA - FEB 25, 2015
500ml bottle pours a black color with a lot of frothy head. Lots of roasted malt. The roastiness is a little harsh against the hops.

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