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Ninkasi ReNEWAle 2012 Porter

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


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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (1139) - Missouri, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Dark black. Tastes like chocolate milk...with a hint of hops. Creamy. Amazing porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zymurgeist2 (1103) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2012
Pours a deep brown with red highlights. Chocolate and coffee ground aroma. Taste is bittersweet chocolate with a surprising amount of roasted malt. Ash like finish as well - seems more like a stout in some respects. Bitterness seems disjointed with the roast. Chocolate tries to restore some balance. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1029) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Itís okay. Itís boring and mediocre. The mouthfeel is nice. The appearance is just right with me. The aroma and taste are not offensive, but rather bland. Itís like a lower grade of steak. Youíve got it medium-rare, but why isnít this Kobe? It seems like it should be a special ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cmonster (982) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bottled. Dark brown with amber hues and a medium sized head. Light roasty, caramel nose. Light sweet, light roasty flavor, and a mildly hoppy finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (855) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Deep, dark, black-mid brown, slightly cloudy, amber-orange when backlit. thick, warm-tan head that is slight coarse and fades to a ring. Aroma is sweet oat, light caramel, pine, hint of maple and honey, hint of roots/sassafras. Body is medium-light, but with light, delicate carbonation and a somewhat sweet palate that gives the impression of a medium palate. Flavor is leaf and pine, light grain/woodiness. touch of light caramel sweetness (most of the caramel comes through the nose). Moderate earthy bitterness that lingers and defines the aftertaste. Nice porter, just what I wanted (actually, an imperial version of this would have been ideal, this is more of a spring porter, but for the non-porter drinker, I suppose it could be a proper January beer). RIP Sarah Burke, and please support an unregulated internet at all costs!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Nice enough, solid porter from the PNW. Roasted aromatics and palate. A hint of chocolate on the finish. Excellent price, but no idea what makes this special or seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. Near black color with a thin tan head. Sweet aromas of chocolate and caramel with some coffee bitterness. Nice roasted taste. Dark chocolate and black licorice flavors with a soft bitter finish. Dry texture with soft carbonation. Nothing spectacular abou this porter but it is easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anderson01 (210) - Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Black in color with a tan, bubbly head. Caramel and maple syrup are in the aroma. Reeses peanut butter cup is the first thing i taste. Watery texture with an abrupt finish. Medium-bodied with average carbonation. Overall average beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
vulcanmeister (199) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Poured from 12oz bottle a deep brown fluid with a medium tan head. Smell was not distinct and mouth feel was very thin. The malt came through buytt the finish was more distinct. More bitter and dry than I expected.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Poured a very dark mahogany with not much of a head. Some nice malty notes in the nose including chocolate, coffee and toasted nuts. Very nice taste with a medium mouthfeel and dry finish. Overall very good Porter. Will try and re-rate later when Iím not so tired and donít find myself at a loss for words.

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