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Beer – #916 – Deschutes – Obsidian Stout

Deschutes Obsidian Stout, a beer for the BeerJerk club night. Summer has made another appearance, and it’s warm and sunny outside, and here I am inside but happy. Deep, robust … Continue reading

March 30, 2017 · 1 Comment

Beer – #881 – Emerson’s – Phantom Lord

Emerson’s Phantom Lord  – an ominous sounding name for a beer. …all the classic stout, characteristics…. 5.9% ABV and 177 calories a serve size, this is 500ml making it Brewed … Continue reading

December 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #859 – Panhead – Blacktop

My good buddy likes this, and I’ve never had it, so I have to make that right, and tell him how good or bad his taste is. Fat and chewy … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #839 – BBC – Rawene

Rawene Coconut & Vanilla Oatmeal Stout.  Another beer from the locally based Birkenhead Brewing Co. This one a stout, like it says. Deep brown with a tight cream-like head..Body is voluptuous 500ml … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #830 – Eagle – Coalface

Eagle Coalface, I’ve only ever seen this in bottles, so when it’s at the fill station it’s hard to say no. …. fruity, dark,… 6.2% of a dark black Stout, … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #808 – Altitude – Moonlight Track

It got a bit chilly and wintery outside, and I’m inside looking out and about to have a Stout, seems like it is that kind of afternoon. I’ve even chosen … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Beer – #803 – Tuatara – Tiramisu

Tuatara Tiramisu – like the desert, Coffee, Vanilla, Chocolate, what could possibly be wrong with that. It really is a bit winter like out there today, Auckland style, rain, wind, … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Beer – #749 – Fuller’s – Black Cab Stout

Fuller’s Black Cab Stout, a beer that I’ve seen being enjoyed by some of my connections on the inter tubes and I have FOMO, and that ends now. Named in … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 2 Comments

Beer – #692 – Townshend – St Bernard’s Jet

BeerJerkNZ BeerClub beer this week is Townshend St Bernard’s Jet Stong Dark Ale, a Stout.  An oblique name that doesn’t seem to have any reference, but I’m sure it means something … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #674 – Boundary Road – Arabica Dabra Coffee Oatmeal Stout *redux*

Fathers day came around and I got me one of these , which made me smile as last time I thought it was properly good. So, Going again, Giving it … Continue reading

September 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #666 – Panhead – Hardtail Henry Oaked Stout

666, a weird number in itself, and needed a special beer to get me there. This might also be seen around as Canhead Hardtail Henry Oaked Stout, part of the … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beer – #621 – Hop Federation – Barrel Aged Stout

Winter beer for the shortest day or Matariki or Winter solstice a time for long beers, short songs, short a number, and a short party. A deep dark black colour with a coffee … Continue reading

June 20, 2015 · 5 Comments

Beer – #617 – Tuatara – Black Wellington Chocolate Factory Chocolate Stout

A beer with a long name,  Black Wellington Chocolate Factory Chocolate Stout, a long song, a long division and long time at a gathering. “If you’re going to do a … Continue reading

June 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Beer – #522 – Eruption – Dark Lava Stout

Another Stout, another new brewer to me, Eruption Brewing and their Dark Lava Stout. A boldly brewed New World Stout Stout Beer, Stout music, big numbers and stout mates. Simple 500ml … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #521- Hop Baron – 8 Ball Stout

Back to a bottle. Back to a Stout. Another new brewer to me – this one Hop Baron, and this their 8 Ball Stout. Packing eight grams of Switch Espresso’s Brighton … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer – #457 – Young’s – Double Chocolate Stout

I find myself in a track of a type of beer, Stout. This time as a gift from my daughter, this one a  Young’s  Double Chocolate Stout. Check out her … Continue reading

September 11, 2014 · 1 Comment

Beer – #445 – Boundary Road – Arabica Dabra Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Beer with long comedy name time – Boundary Road Arabica Dabra Coffee Oatmeal Stout. A gift from my wife for something or other.  She’s frugal so this wouldn’t have been expensive. Bless. … Continue reading

August 23, 2014 · 3 Comments

Beer – #421 – Tuatara – Black, the Mojo Espresso version

Three versions of this beer – This one the third and last one for me, the Tuatara Black Mojo Espresso – Limited Edition Unfiltered Espresso Stout Tuatara Black Mojo Espresso – … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Beer – #420 – Tuatara – Black, the Whittaker’s Chocolate version

Three versions of this beer – this one, my second, the  Tuatara Black Whittaker’s Chocolate – Limited Edition Unfiltered Chocolate Stout Tuatara Black Whittaker’s Chocolate Brewed by Tuatara Brewing Company in the style … Continue reading

July 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

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