Produced especially for 2012’s Beervana ‘Festive Brew’ category, this new one-off stout was brewed with a liberal amount of hand-grated orange zest and the very finest Ghanaian cacao nibs sourced from the local Whittaker’s chocolate factory in Porirua. The result is a smooth, dark chocolate stout featuring balanced citrus notes.
“Rigger from the brewery, pour was under carbonated, so rating based on that. Pours espresso black, no head. Big coffee on the nose, chocolate, orange and some molasses sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth with a capital ooh, with a decent amount of body. Taste and finish meld into one here, with a lovely orangey sweetness and only a touch of bitterness, though its ever so slightly astringent in its long finish. Huge drinkability here, very nice.”
Source: Ratebeer.com (jimthechap)