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Ninkasi ReNEWAle 2012 Porter

Formerly brewed at Ninkasi Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Eugene, Oregon USA


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A new year! A new beer! Each year Renewale will be something new and special to enjoy while winter runs its course. Bittersweet chocolate aroma and flavors accentuate this dark, rich ale. Balanced and satisfying, this Robust style Porter is sure to bring cheer in the New Year!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14167) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
Bomber from Harry & Davids in Medford, OR. Pours very dark brown with a 3 finger creamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate - medium chocolate. Med body plus a little. Frothy carb. Flavor is chocolate over smooth, but ashy, burnt malt. Plus I think there’s a definite smoke aspect. Smooth. Nearly dry. Mildly bitter. Still think smoked chocolate is the finish. Pretty decent stuff. I like it more than most porters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2016
(22oz bottle, 2012 vintage) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted grain, ash, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, raisins, ash, chocolate, and coffee with a dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10242) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"I was looking forward to this based on the goodness of their oatmeal stout. This was a solid porter entry, but nothing too exciting. Light roast, coffee, subtle hops. A little chocolate on the back end of the flavor. Standard, but good."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2012
On tap at Fredfest 2012. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a thin dark molasses flavor with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (8462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2012
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a deep brown color with some mahogany, a beige head. A light nose of cocoa and toast. A pretty mellow porter with caramel, toast, light chocolate, maybe some hop bitterness. Very light. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7619) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Draft at Indigo. Pours a grainy, murky black with a scant tan filmy head. Dark bitter chocolate nose. Creamy medium body, decent carb. Bitter chocolate mid palate with a mild roasty finish. Kind of a one trick pony.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (7065) - Utah, USA - APR 5, 2012
12oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Appearance: Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head and some lacing
Aroma: Toasted malts, chocolate and roasted coffee
Taste: Roasted malts and coffee, milk chocolate
Nice, smooth and tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, moderate frothy tannish head, sparce lacing.   Strong toasted malts, nearly roasty, slightly sweet, a bit of coffee with lots of cream.   Not a big example on the tongue.   Thin roastiness on the tongue, a bit of coffee with lots of cream and a touch of sugar.   Little hop, pale malts overall.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate... leaning on the thin side tho.   Pretty boring example overall, not robust, comes across as a an Irish Ale with a smidgen of Porter.   At least based on least years example.   ZZZZZZzzzzz.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Dark roasted grains and light bittersweet chocolate on the nose. Pours dark brown almost black with a tan head. The flavor is that of roasted husky grains, a little coffee, and dark bittersweet chocolate. Dry roasty finish. Somewhat one dimensional but as usual well done. Good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6156) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Dark brownish-red pour with an off-white head. The aroma has some roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is very similar with the addition of some grass character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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