Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Porter
Wellington, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
A juxtaposition of styles: fresh and hoppy, yet dark and rich. Mindbendingly delicious. NZ & rest of the world brewed at Invercargill Brewery. UK & Europe brewed at Brewdog, Aberdeenshire.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1912) - - NOV 8, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2014 Fruity aroma, very smooth with mild coffee and caramel flavours. Definate roasted hints. A great beer that is worth the effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2922) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2017
Bottle. Very Dark Brown in colour. Tan head. Roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel. Good hop bitterness. Hint of citrus fruit. Sweet roast chocolate and caramel malty throughout. Some hop bitterness. Quite dry. Liked this. Nice Porter. (2017-03)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (2341) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2017
Keg at Spout Cafe, Leek. A deep brown colour with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, some orange, maybe pine/spruce, a little liquorice, a hint of treacle and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Taste of roasted malts, dark fruits, liquorice, some chocolate, slight coffee, burnt caramel, a little orange, pine, a hint of grapefruit, treacle and subtle grassy, herbal hops. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. A dryish, juicy dark fruit and grassy, herbal hop bitterness in the finish. A lot fruitier and hoppier than I expected. Juicy dark fruits and traditional, roasty porter characteristics with slight citrus, pine and grassy, herbal hops. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bijl (445) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2017
Zwart/zeer donker bruin, crmekleurige schuimkraag, troebel, ongefilterd. Aroma: Hoppy, wrang, bessen, fruitig, aards, droppig en zoethout. Smaak: In begin zoetig en ook wrangheid van donkere bessen, fruitig en citrus/mango. Dit gaat over in donkere mout, chocolade en volle roasty koffie. De NZ hops zitten echt in het begin...idd een black IPA. Of een gedryhopte porter... what ever. In ieder geval lekker. Moutig, medium bitter, wat koolzuur prikkelig en aards grassige hinten. Medium body, afdronk is roasty, koffie met een fruitige / hoppy lange smaak. Zeer goed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
matstrange (171) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2017
Deep black with a brown thin head. Treacle notes with a little hoppiness. a little nutty too. Slightly too carbonated for me but otherwise nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hohops (922) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 6, 2017
Can. Appearance- very dark, just about black, a small beige foamy head, not much light escaping. Aroma- coffee, milk chocolate, roast dark malt, vanilla, caramel, chocolate biscuit. Taste- creamy malt, bitter roast, biscuity caramel malt, hop undertones, coffee. Fluffy mouthfeel, lingering bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (2990) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2017
Small sample from tap @ In De Wildeman, thanks Jelle! Dark, almost black color. Light brown head. Aromas: grassy hops, resinous, wth some drop/licorice retronasal. Flavor is moderate bitter with light hoppy sourness. Light to medium bodied. Moderate bitter finish. Wouldnt mind a full pour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radassace (183) - SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours jet black with a tan head. Roasted malt, treacle, licorice, coffee and bitter chocolate on the nose. Smooth, slightly carbonated mouth feel. Roasted malts, treacle, coffee, dark chocolate, bitter orange peel and grapefruit peel on the taste. There is a definite yeasty character and slight smokey bitterness to the beer all the way throughout. This is some impressive brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (19158) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2017
Can from Two Brews, Colchester. Almost black with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and moderate hoppy - pine. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Black IPA? 250217

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marduk (7022) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2017
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Almost pitch black color. Small size, brown head, stays. Roast, sweet, bit yeasty and malty in taste. Sweet, malty, caramel and roast in taste. Somewhat dirty yeasty in aftertaste. Drinkable brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ianwelby (1276) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Black beer, thin head. Rich malt, a dash of fruit, some chocolate and caramel in the aroma. Flavour has the same qualities but more subtly, and you have to really let it sit in your mouth to get it because the flavours arent that strong. It smells amazing and at first sip I thought it tasted weak but when you really take the time to savour it it starts to work. Im marking it down slightly for it seeming to require that effort because it should be a deep, rich, amazing beer.

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