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.

ComradeK's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1145) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (4187) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 23, 2016
Draft at the brewery. Dark brown color with a well formed beige head. Aroma is damp cellar, damp leaves, roast, cold brew coffee. Flavor is both bitter and sweet, coffee and dark chocolate, black tea. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Skarecrow (272) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 26, 2016
500ml bottle BB 21/2/2016 Roasted malt aroma Pours black with rich creamy head. Good bitterness up front with roasted malt note which drops away to nothing - a bit thin at the back end.Also a slight metallic note in there too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2016
[8272-20160516] Tap. Roasted chocolatey malts aroma. Cola black body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Chocolatey roasted grainy malt flavour. Full body. Good. (8/4/7/3/15) 3.7
(@ Atlas, Queenstown, NZ)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9877) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
2016-05-16. Very dark brown-black body with a nice creamy beige head and lace. 3++ Aroma of mild coffee roasty, lightly dusty nutty accents. Flavour is relatively dry, soft coffee roast, dusty notes, Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Mild but decent, very English in overall impression. 7/4/7/3/14-15 On tap with a sparkler at Atlas Beer Cafe, Queenstown, NZ.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1694) - 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 (1121) - 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 (2513) - 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 (315) - 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 (2772) - 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.

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