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


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RATINGS: 119   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2005
Bottled. Dark brown coloured with a beige head. Roasted aroma with notes of coffee, chocolate and hops. Roasted flavour of coffee, hops and liquorice. Dry and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21886) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2005
Bottled. Cloudy dark brown, creamy head. Really roasty, lightly fruity. Dryish and flowery with notes of coffee and plums. Lingering really bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 (Bottle 50 cl) Pitch black and opaque - perhaps with a wee, reddish tint. Handsome, creamy, beige colured head. Nose full of roasted malt and chocolate. Very soft with notes of roasted malt and a slight bitterness from the malt. Rather dry finish. Overall very smooth and pleasant. 010905

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veronika (410) - SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2005
Blac, with a creamcolored head. Smoky aroma with licorice and chocolate. Salty, smoky coffee flavor with licorice and cocoa. Quite nice...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2005
This is a beautiful very dark copper coloured beer with a big creamy head. The aroma is roasted, woody and maybe there is some coffee. The taste is tobacco and tar. The finish is dry, smokey and somewhat hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 30, 2005
Amber with a brown head. Malty chocolate and licorice aroma with milky notes. Chocolate and tar flavor, some licorice, with a creamy feleing. Some salt is there as well, and the salt grows stronger in the finish along with some choclate. Much better than the stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markas101 (2085) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Cola coloured, medium roasted malt aroma, carbonated for a porter. Good sipping beer but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ALLOVATE (2720) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2005
This is the first Emerson’s beer I have tasted. Took this long as I was hesitant to pay $10 for a pint. Have to agree with Duffman and Highlandlad, why-oh-why did this look so good, smell fantastic and then go pear shaped in the mouth? Poured into a large chalice at just below room temperature. Deep cola brown body, ruby tinge comes through in the lights, and quite opaque. Big sandy-beige head managed to rise to the rim of the glass and remained steadfast for the length, lacing a little legs down the glass. Aroma of dark chocolate truffle, turkish delight and teramisú, dessert style sweet and generous, it was the only thing holding the mouth-feel together. Watery and subtle malty flavours in the mouth. Noticeable alcohol warmth (odd for ABV), gritty and smoky grain with a little dark chocolate and a lot of nothing else across it’s relatively smooth mouth-feel. It became addictive halfway through, as it was incredibly balanced, but for some disappointing reason the flavour was all kept at bay as it was but a watered down Porter with a lot of potential. I hope the rest of the Emerson range don’t suffer the shyness of this one. Still, made for a decent quaffer though!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2005
I agree completely with "highlandlad" below. I love everything Emerson does, and I love porter, but this was not the best of either. Looked great: deeeep ruby-copper-brown, huge fizzy tan head (had to stop halfway through the pour) that flattened quickly but made nice lace. Darkly roasted malt on the nose and palate, dark bitter mocha-chocolate, a little woodsmoke... but sadly, quite thin in the mouth, a little watery even. I wouldn’t pay another $10 for a bottle of this (even at 500ml), but I would for their Pilsner and their IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Roasted malt aroma, some sweetness, coffee. Ver dark brown to black color, big tan head. Good roasty flavor, sweet, coffee, bitter chocolate, ends on a bitter note. Good porter.

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