GlassBrass440 (77) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours pitch black with a tan head that lingers before getting shy and retreating to the edges. Aroma is of earthy hops and cocoa powder. Some toasty/breadiness. Flavor starts with Light caramel moving to toast, chocolate, and roasty grains. Carbonation is higher than I prefer, but itís in a bottle, not on the hand pump. Easy drinking with itís light/medium body and off-dry finish. A well balanced porter.
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Earthy caramel features. Looks like a Porter with light bitter taste and finish. As good overall as my standard for this ale type, Cooperís Stout, but as more expensive , not so good value. Will try again.
Capa (2031) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black with a beige head. Aroma is slightly burnt malts, chocolate, earth, with a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied. Flavor is dirty earth hops, malt, roasted coffee, chocolate. Slightly dry finish with a little sweetness. Nothing complex with this one but a good brew.
Renobob (875) - BesanÁon, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Souvenir peu agréable de cette bière pour ma part. Trop de goût grillé. Peu de corpulence. Bof.
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle with a Best Before date of 30 July 2014.
Pours clear but very dark brown body covered by a fine, light brown head that has very good retention and lacing.
Aroma: appealing and rich smell of dark roasted malts with some spicy hops.
Flavor: not complex, but very good flavor with a generous dose of dark roasted malts and a hint of molasses. Only a trace of burnt grain.
Feel: Medium-full body with lively carbonation for style.
O: worthy of a UK brewery, this is one of the best NZ porters Iíve had.
kiwianer (3390) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body black. It smells darkmalty, roasty, less hoppy ok. The taste is darkmalty, roasty, bit coffee, maltaromatic, malty-roasty-bitter. Overall ok.
Travlr (13419) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Quadrant in Hamilton. Extremely dark brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burnt coffee, bitter cocoa. Taste is rich dark chocolate and burnt espresso. Very tasty.
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Med brown. Not much head. Aroma is a bit fudgey. Chocolatey palate with soft nutty notes. Good, desserty porter.
DylansDad (316) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the risk of repeating myself for the millionth time, Emersonís beers are not silicone be-titted, sequin g-string wearing, phoney loudmouth whores...NO! They are subtle, smooth, classy, restrained and they really feel like youíve been drinking them your whole life. I so hope Lion Nathan doesnít fuck with this "brand".
floydian1 (1059) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap in Dunedin, NZ. Black beer with off white head. Nose and taste is chocolatey roasted dark malts and prominent coffee. Pleasant smooth mouthfeel with mild dry hop bitterness. Not too sweet. Medium bodied. Nice