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Renaissance Craftsman (2011)

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Formerly brewed at Renaissance Brewing
Style: Stout
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Craftsman is our Chocolate oatmeal stout. To brew it we add a proportion of organic oatmeal to the mash for a velvety smooth mouthfeel. and plenty of dark roasted coca nibs to the mash,boil and fermentor. The result is a rich, intense stout with notes of dark chocolate that gradually gives way to a subtle hop finish. With malt, coffee and chocolate flavours, Craftsman pairs well with any dessert, or match it with hearty fare such as venison and beef


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4424) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Bottled. New Zealand holiday 2011-12. Old notes. The aroma has cacao, chocolate, roast, hint of coffee. Black coloured beer with athin, off-white head. The taste islight-moderate bitter, chocolate, roast. Nice, smooth and full bodied mouthfeel. Some carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2261) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an oily dark brown with modest-sized light brown head. Aroma is dark roasty chocolate, coffee and nuts. Flavour is lots of roasty, dark cocoa, earthy coffee character and light nuts and fruit. A bit dry in the finish. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Black beer with a brown head. Roast and light coffee aroma with light chocolate. Malt and light caramel flavor with chocolate. Medium bodied. Chocolate and light caramel lingers with light earthiness.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
It pours burnt coffee and almost opaque; the head is tan and soapy. The aroma has notes of: soy sauce, milk-chocolate, oatmeal, and star anise (faint). The taste is light umami and finishes light bitter; there are notes of: soy sauce, espresso, oats, and bitter cacao. The palate is medium-light, watery, very little carbonation, and a medium finish. Overall, it’s tasty, but really lacks booty.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (3466) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a ridiculously thick tan head. Lots of chocolatey maltiness to the nose on this one. Nice and chocolate notes to the taste, too, though it’s awfully carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10702) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours very dark brown/black with a fizzy, but substantial, dark tan head that went down rapidly. Aroma is carbon dioxide and chocolate. Med minus body. Flavor is reminding me of a cookie of some sort. There’s a lot of dark chocolate and coffee. It’s lightly sweet in the finish, but the various bitters balance that out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6320) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours black with a tan head that spurted from the bottle and a chocolate aroma. There is a very carbonated dry chocolate and coffee flavor. The chocolate is nice, but the body is a bit thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1859) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2012
Pours pitch black with a fading tan head. Nose shows chocolate, roasted malt, earthy coffee grounds and soft spicy hops. Also a touch of liquorice. Pretty tempting. The same coffee and roasted malt presents itself as flavours, while the chocolate and liquorice seems to have faded. Finishes with a balanced, roasty bitterness. Carbonation seems just a little high.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2012
500ml Bottle. Pours opaque brown black with big foamy tan head, well retained and big lace. Aromas of sweet malt, toast, mocha, nuts, honey, oats, grain, chocolate, cream and a light coffee note. Some hop aromas; grass and berry are apparent also, Complex malt body, medium full, warming, sweet deep dark malty roasty sweetness, pitted fruits, mocha, coffee, bitter chocolate and toast. Finishes with the flavours lingering a touch sweet, with bitter chocolate chips and toast lingering. Unfortunately the bottle conditioned yeast gives an unsatisfying bite on the end otherwise - Very satisfying crafty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WKnight (1) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAY 30, 2012 does not count
500ml Bottle From Belair Fine Wine. Great easy pour with expected size head, subtle chocolate flavours, velvety smooth mouthfeel, rich and intense with subtle hops on back palate.


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