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RATINGS: 114   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer, is a dark and dry mellow beer with some hop character.


2.6
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.1
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1274) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3051) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2003
Real dark brown colour with a large frothy head that was mostly lasting. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of coffee. Chocolate taste that wasn't overpowering but balanced out nicely with good bitterness. Medium body with a moderate bitter finish, not a lot of flavours involved but what there is makes a fine porter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6309) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 28, 2003
the notes for this are a bit messy. asphalt aroma. surprisingly spicy with plenty of raw grain

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2004 thought this was a bit light and watery, without the slight acidity and fruitiness i liked in english porters. smooth coffee and choc flavours, with a tiny bit of roast lurking deep within the aftertaste. reminded me of a schwarzbier actually - it's cleaner and smoother than most dark ales. rer8: banana all over the place. my least favourite emersons.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2003
At AIBA 2003. Very dark with a strong coffee-like aroma. A malty, almost meaty taste. This one was really good.


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