New Zealand’s favourite beer is back! After the success of the 2017 and 2018 which had gold medals, trophy’s and 5 star reviews Liberty Prohibition Porter 2019 has been highly anticipated. It is slightly bigger than last years coming in at 13.1% after spending time in Jack Daniels barrels. It is one of the most amazing beers we’ve tried. Full of flavour, intense, rich, smooth, warm and just wow! But at 13.1% alcohol it pays to be a bit careful! A best before date of 2039 ensures this is a beer to drink now or tuck away for years to come.
“While insipid bootlegged ales were axed by the pious, sly grog shops and speakeasies continued to serve the good stuff. Those in the the know indulged in tipples made all the more sweet by their illicit nature, like this richly textured Prohibition Porter. Secreted in charred oak bourbon barrels it envelopes your taste-buds in chocolately brown malts before steamrolling them with a heady amalgam of oak an caramel.”
Beer scribe Michael Donaldson says… – 2018 Vintage
"New Zealand has a new favourite beer but you'll have to be quick to get your hands on some. Liberty Brewing's Prohibition Porter this month rose to No 1 on Untappd's list of New Zealand's top-rated beers. This is the second vintage of Prohibition Porter – the first was aged in old Wild Turkey barrels and this one is aged in Jack Daniels barrels for 9 months. The beer is bottled into imported black glass bottles designed to give a shelf life of 25 years!"
Craft Beer Online say… 2018 Vintage
"A magnificent New Zealand craft beer in a class of its own. One of the very best. In a piece of brewing magic the bourbon takes the rich dark porter to new heights of taste sensation. Brings massive flavour for after dinner or end of the night special moments. Serve in a wine glass not too cold. Take small sips and enjoy."
drinksbiz Magazine, October 2018 – 2018 Vintage
"Pouring thick and black like engine oil, this bourbon barrel aged Porter internalises its sweetness in just the right way. The bourbon mingles with the chocolatey notes of the Porter like one of those alcoholic chocolates your aunty gives your mum for Christmas. Despite the alcohol content, it’s not overly sweet or boozytasting. It would be ideal split between two as a dessert pairing."