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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anderson01 (330) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2296) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Pours almost opaque black with reddish tints; has a thin beige head that holds for a couple of minutes. Aroma is faintly bready--thatís all Iím getting. Taste is bittersweet--the bitterness is much more prominent than the Big Sky Bobo I rated last night, which was sweeter, but this is Ninkasi, after all. Has a nice roasty flavor. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is creamy. Not as good as Bobo, but this is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (7608) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10232) - 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
PapaSkeetSkeet (1008) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle... Poured a dense, near black with a thick, light brown head. Nose had some roast, and some hints of sulfur. Thin, drying body. Lots of roat here in the flavor. Reminded my of a dry stout. Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charcoal, a but nutty. More roasted malt in the finish. Mild bitterness with a hint of hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle. Black pour with off white head. Nutty and bittersweet chocolate aroma. Medium bodied, with some nut in the flavour. Roast and a little hop in the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (9219) - 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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown with a thin head. The description of bittersweet chocolate is very accurate, plus a little roast and yeast. Consistent through the flavor too. Good chocolate to bittersweet to roast ratio. Moderate in intensity and I found this rather easy to cruise through the whole bottle solo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2183) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2012
pours a dark brown with a medium size khaki head and very good lacing. smell is faint, cocoa, malt, and a little nutty. taste is dry yet creamy, bakers chocolate, malt, and a few hops. ends smooth with a touch of sourness.

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