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


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RATINGS: 120   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1086) - Sydney, - JAN 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby-flashed black, with a large beige head which lasts well although does not leave much lacing. Strong roasted malt notes of mocha and hazelnut mix with a slight whiff of brine in the aroma. Very mild sweet citrus hops up front lead into hazelnut and sweet dark chocolate. There is a briny flavour towards the finish, but mixed with milk chocolate to create an interesting sweet-salty effect. This is a decent porter. Itís not outstanding, but it does tick all the boxes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1461) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2016
A smoked malt aroma with a hint of coffee. A lightly bitter coffee taste with a hint of malt. Poured a dark black color with a lasting tan head. Dry feel with a bitter chocolate finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Manslow (1018) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 12, 2015
Butelka wypite na Nowej Zelandii w 2006r? Kolor czarny, piana dośc trwała, aromat karmelu i lekko kawy, smak kwaskowy, wytrawne piwo do wypicia z przyjemnością.Średnia goryczka zostawia mocny posmak na podniebieniu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
k0mpsa (2287) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Tap at atlas beer cafe, queenstown nz. Black color, tanned head. Roasty aroma, hint of licorice and coffee. Balanced roasty taste, some coffee notes. Very nice for 5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlassBrass440 (314) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2014
Pours pitch black with a tan head that lingers before getting shy and retreating to the edges. Aroma is of earthy hops and cocoa powder. Some toasty/breadiness. Flavor starts with Light caramel moving to toast, chocolate, and roasty grains. Carbonation is higher than I prefer, but itís in a bottle, not on the hand pump. Easy drinking with itís light/medium body and off-dry finish. A well balanced porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2014
Earthy caramel features. Looks like a Porter with light bitter taste and finish. As good overall as my standard for this ale type, Cooperís Stout, but as more expensive , not so good value. Will try again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma is slightly burnt malts, chocolate, earth, with a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied. Flavor is dirty earth hops, malt, roasted coffee, chocolate. Slightly dry finish with a little sweetness. Nothing complex with this one but a good brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (1545) - BesanÁon, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
Souvenir peu agréable de cette bière pour ma part. Trop de goût grillé. Peu de corpulence. Bof.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3881) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2013
500ml bottle with a Best Before date of 30 July 2014. Pours clear but very dark brown body covered by a fine, light brown head that has very good retention and lacing. Aroma: appealing and rich smell of dark roasted malts with some spicy hops. Flavor: not complex, but very good flavor with a generous dose of dark roasted malts and a hint of molasses. Only a trace of burnt grain. Feel: Medium-full body with lively carbonation for style. O: worthy of a UK brewery, this is one of the best NZ porters Iíve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells darkmalty, roasty, less hoppy ok. The taste is darkmalty, roasty, bit coffee, maltaromatic, malty-roasty-bitter. Overall ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at Quadrant in Hamilton. Extremely dark brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burnt coffee, bitter cocoa. Taste is rich dark chocolate and burnt espresso. Very tasty.

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