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Tuatara Black - Tuatara Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 8
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Tuatara Brewing Co. visit their website
New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ADZA on 09-20-2013

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 8
Reviews by danieelol:
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4.25/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cool, ridged bottle. Didn't have a UV light to test out its claims though.

Pours black, a little bit more subdued and little less soul-destroying but still black.

Nice head with a moderately tanned head and fantastic lacing.

Smell is really hoppy. Hydroponically so. Roasty too. Bit o' malt flavour. Has almost a cookies'n' cream flavour.

Taste is big American hops, big roast. Again, a bit of fruity malt.

I do have a soft spot for a really hoppy and roasty stout. Kind of similar to Epic's Double Stout, and highly enjoyable. Wish all (non-BA) stouts were like this. (573 characters)

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Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml, black bottle, with a very cool lizard scale and skin texture trail, leading up to the spout - these Kiwis seem to have a predilection for our amphibian friends, they do.

This beer pours a rather solid black hole, with the faintest of basal cola edges, and three fingers of puffy, rocky, and broadly bubbly tan head, which leaves some incredibly dense jungle canopy lace around the glass as it slowly abates.

It smells of mildly toasted and bready caramel malt, a slight savoury meatiness, some dankly roasted native NZ berries, the sort familiar from their wines, but not this way, not this way, a twinge of gritty yeast, and more leafy, grassy, and somewhat citrusy hops. The taste is bready, grainy caramel malt, a sort of wet char, subtle bittersweet cocoa, cheeky earthy, leafy, and orange/white grapefruit hop bitters, further understated orchard berry notes, and the barest of cutesy warming alcohol esters.

The carbonation is pretty low-key in its frothy emanations, the body a solid medium-heavy weight for the style, and mostly smooth, a tame boozy measure contemplating going all blotto on the scene, as it were. It finishes well off-dry, the cocoa, muted caramel, and antipodean fruitiness holding fast against the hops and alcohol that just want to take yer jerrrrbbs!

A patently enjoyable and well-balanced version of this new-world style - sweet and hoppy, all in more or less perfect conjunction, for their function, eh? At any rate, these New Zealanders have done a bang-up job of mixing business (a solid base stout) and pleasure (some sassy United Nations hops). Yum. (1,600 characters)

Photo of LampertLand
3.84/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tuatara Brewing 'Black Stout' @ 7.0% , served from a 500 ml bottle purchased for $7
A-pour is cola brown from the bottle to a near black in the glass with a small thin tan head leaving a minimal lace ring along the pint
S-malty , coffee
T-taste is similar to a weak 'RIS' , slight bitterness on the swallow
MF-ok/decent carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok beer , decent American stout
prost LampertLand (405 characters)

Photo of JackieKu
4.21/5  rDev n/a
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeKSmith
4.38/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ddaedalus
3.96/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmeister
4/5  rDev n/a

Photo of ADZA
4.05/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A new release from these guys and its a hoppy stout so more American than anything and pours the darkest brown almost black hue with a creamy moccachino two finger head and clingy lacing that leaves its mark,the smell is toasty dark malts with an underlining of typical berry influenced NZ hops with some herbalness as well,the mouthfeel Is medium bodied with above moderate carbonation and basically it's a marriage made in heaven of dark toasty malts and big NZ hops where each has their own space and time to shine separately while not being able to be what it is without each other and it's a tasty stout that's limited that will be another repurchase cheers. (663 characters)

Tuatara Black from Tuatara Brewing Co.
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