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


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RATINGS: 124   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 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Courtesy of Papsoe. <P> Commercial Description: Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer...... In keeping with an English theme...not bloody likely. <P> The bottle says, "Roasty, Malty, Bitter Dark Ale." I canít think of marketing that is more suited to me. <P> This beer pours chestnut brown and settles into a dark brown. The head is massive, two fingers thick, craggy on top, tan and fluffy. <P> Has a toasty malt aroma with hints of roasted nuts and baked grains. More of a brown ale aroma (or a mild English Brown Porter I suppose) than an American Porter aroma...but this beer aint from America so that stands to reason. The real point is it smells good, fresh and enticing despite a journey to Europe and then to me in the US. <P> Molasses, brown sugar, toasty malts, some nuttiness, crisp carbonation, estery fruity notes, decent hop presence. Some will say this is thin, but for a classic Porter it really is dead on...slightly more syrupy than it should be, but not crazily so. <P> This is pretty solid. Tastes, as it smells, amazingly fresh considering it has a best before date of Aug 2005! <P> Itís not a style pushing beer, but it is damn tasty and fun to drink. Iíd very much like to try this fresh from the cask. Very nice suprise.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skinnyviking (8689) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2006
Bottle. Small white head. Black body. Coffee aroma. Flat coffee flavor with too little bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2006
bottle. very dark brown color. big carpy dissapating head. liqerice aroma. roasted malt. chokolate and liqerice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2006
50 cl bottle. No yeast at the bottom. Dark brown colour allmost black with a large head. Great aroma of roastedness and hints of coffee. Flavour of hops, roasted malt and liquorice. Ends up with a bitter finish. Overall very smooth and elegance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsam (127) - Southampton, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2005
Brown with off-white head. Lets just say that the label doesnít lie: "Roasty malty bitter dark ale".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25926) - 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 (23432) - TyresŲ, 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 (25063) - 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
KŚstŚ (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.

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