Brewed by Emerson’s Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Porter
Dunedin, New Zealand


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Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer, is a dark and dry mellow beer with some hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2004
Roasty "English" porter with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice dry bitter finish but not as smooth as some British samples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
Black with long alsting head. Sweet liqourice, roasted and quite bitter. Long finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
(on botle)A very strange and destinct aroma of crane- and/or blueberries starts this brew off. It´s medium darkish brown and with a small beige head. Never had a porter with such a weak roasted sense, but it´s creamy and nice though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2004
Brown color with a slight off white head. The taste is roasted malts with light coffee notes. Has some bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2004
Dark reddish brown coloured. Roasty aroma with notes of raisins and prunes. The flavour is mature with old notes of raisnins and prunes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 19, 2004
A nice dark brown porter with a tan head. It has some stoutish tastes and is strong with coffee and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 1, 2004
Apparently this beer is the base for the Whisky Porter, which is odd considering it's 1.6% lower in alcohol. I have never considered this Emerson's finest beer, but it's still decent. Quite overcarbonated - pours with a massive head which looks great but is too fizzy. Burnt toast aroma, some chocolate malt - pretty straightforward. A bit thin in the body department, not much malt and quite bitter. Slightly roasty. It's decent, but hundreds of breweries make decent porters.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 29, 2004
Dark brown,nearly stoutish in color, pours with a decent sized tan head and settles in to a bead of pearl that rims the glass. Aroma is dominated with carmel, with a slight sourness, all right for the sytle. Fuggles and some burnt flavors come through upon tasting it. Slightly bitter. A very good Porter. Thanks Beer_Ledgend.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
Deep deep ruby red brown almost opaque colour with a medium size long lasting rocky island tan head. Earthy bitter roasted malt aroma when cold - with hint of coffee and eggwhite as it warms. Smooth creamy mouthfeel medium light body. Nice coffee and medium bitter roasted malt start becoming slightly sweeter with a touch of hops in the middle and finish before back to stronger roasted bitter in aftertaste. Quite well crafted.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - DEC 7, 2003
This is one of those beers that blurs the line between porter and stout. To my palate there were a number of stout overtones that suggested that style, but then they were countered with a softer and less chocolatey malt harshness. Regardless of this, I will assess this as a beer. It is a great black presence in the glass, with a good dense head. The aroma and flavour is of a well crafted ale, similar I think in some ways to the Mountain Goat surefoot stout. There is a good mellow mouthfeel without too much bitterness. Well done Emersons, I SAID WELL DONE, oh sorry, you couldn't here that. (Cruel bastard that I am).

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