Tuatara XI – Belgian Black Ale, 10.5% abv., (Wellington, NZ). $11/500ml bottle.
You can’t beat Wellington on a good day, they say, but you do need something to hunker down with and get you through the times when the southerly change comes in and it all goes to crap. So, in recognition of Wellington anniversary weekend I turned to the Tuatara XI which is technically described on the back of the black-writing-on-black-background label as a licorice black Belgian barley wine. It does the trick nicely. Continue reading