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


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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer, is a dark and dry mellow beer with some hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rangi (670) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Tasty, toasty and smooth are the three words I would sum this porter up with. Really enjoyed this one back in Dunedin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2012
Had a number of average porters lately, but this is really enjoyable. Good roast, flavour and balance. Lovely!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2012
Pint on tap at Atlas beer cafe, pours a dark black colour with some red, thick creamy head, toasted flavour, malty with some hops, cocoa and coffe, overall nice porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 21, 2012
The brewers of this Porter got it so right! From the right recipe to the precise official description. I could just copy and paste the description of “dark, dry and mellow, it pours a deep brown colour with reddish tints, and the aroma is toasty, with a hint of sweetness and some earthy hop notes. Firm-bodied, but not heavy, the dryish palate is full of roasted malt, coffeeish notes and a sustained bitterness.” How perfect they got it. Even the label expresses well the warmth, the maltiness and the toastiness, so well balanced. It is a generous beer, comforting, but not sweet, a cosy experience, accessible to a wide range of drinkers, from shipbuilders and merchants, to porters, bearers, sherpas and coolies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Bottle shared at a recent tasting generously hosted by hannont... Poured dark brown, not quite opaque with a thin head. Mild roast with malt sweetness nuttiness. Hints of hops for balance but essential malt forward. Clean, easy drinking, fair on the palate. Burnt coffee and dark cocoa flavors too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a thin white head. Smells of heavy malt, nuts, roast. Tastes of a medium-light sweetness, and a large nutty bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, oily texture. Interesting, but too bitter for a Porter for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Brodies_Best (266) - Auckland Central, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 2, 2011
An inviting light aroma of roasted malt with tones of caramel and biscuit. Pours a rich dark colour with tan head that fades slowly. Initial thoughts about this porter are that it’s complex, subtle and balanced. I like it. Initial hit is caramel and bitterness followed by creaminess and then sweetness. Chocolate and cereal aftertaste. Really goes well with beef sausages overlooking the windy Wellington harbour and city. Well done Emersons.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3483) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. A nice dark chestnut brown pour with a medium tan head which is gone after about a minute. Quite an in your face chocolate roast aroma. Dark chocolate and almost some burnt chocolate notes in this one. Finishes with a bitter roastedness that lingers for quite a while. Solid porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2461) - JAPAN - MAY 11, 2011
Ecellent example of the stlye. Quite a potent dark chocolate and roast nose, which repeats itself in the mouth. Good body and excellent for the ABV. These guys are almost always impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 8, 2011
My first thought as I smelled this, was how many Porters just smell roasty, chocolately and tempting. Is it becoming a same-y same-y thing? And then I thought how pleased I would be if I had brewed this beer. Putting my nose over the glass and smelling this and thinking that it is just so. The fluffy mocha head dissipated after a short time, and underneath was something that was obviously dark but has a dark chocolate colour to it. To taste there’s a lovely bitter tang coupled with soft chocolate. Usually when you taste Porters it is an onslaught of roasty, toastiness. With this one it is as if the beer greets you and charms itself into your palate rather than screaming that it is here. It isn’t overt or ostentatious. This beer is a soft, sexy devil. Just points all ’round.

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