pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been a bit disappointed with renaissance lately but this is stunning. A really good and solid beer, great balance and rich deep flavour.
JStax (4299) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours a dark, thick black with a hefty head of beige foam. Great retention. Aroma is nice cacao nibs, dark chocolate, and some cinnamon. Taste is same as the aroma, but the cinnamon really comes through. Finish is a little dry and definitely roasty. Overall its a pretty nice Porter.
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a large, tan head.
Nose shows dark chocolate, peppery hops, roasted coffee beans and roasted malt.
Equally roasty flavours, focussing of coffee and roasted malt rather than chocolate though. Very smooth stuff, but becomes a little more bold in the dry finish.
Could use a richer body.
kiwi_daz (51) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
not normally a fan of porters but this one is great, nice bittering, and mouth feel/body.
Brenhophead (675) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L growler, pours black with a big mocha head and a wonderful creamy coffee aroma. Sweet espresso taste as well as anaseed but it is amazingly well balanced. Great porter.
Tmoney99 (12740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate sweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Solid complex brew.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A nice tasty roasted porter with grassy peppery hops. Very good.
How: Bottle 500ml. consumed relatively fresh a few weeks after purchase (after a boat ride from New-Zealand). Bottle sent to me by blankboy, thanks a lot Paul
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan-beige head
In long: Nose is roasted, light notes of coffee and has a strong showing of peppery hops. Taste has some burnt caramel, chocolaty malts, some raisins, light notes of espresso. Carbonation is a bit aggressive. By itself the grassy peppery hops didn’t seem so dominant, but when sipping back and forth between this beer and my girlfriend’s Fuller’s London Porter (her fetish porter) then the peppery character of the Renaissance Elemental Porter seemed totally disproportionate. Rather dry (again compared to the Fuller’s London Porter) and quite tasty for the style. Lacks the smoothness and class of a classic like Fuller’s London Porter but makes up for it with more “Omph!”. A very nice beer, and I feel bad for all of you who are out on dates tonight and aren’t sitting at home drinking a nice Elemental Porter all by yourself in front of a computer like I am.
JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour, almost black, off white, creamy head..chocolate, and a little something else...kind of a toffee flavor..overall very drinkable. Decent porter.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Bit of a gusher but slighty out if date so forgiven. Black with tan massive tan head. Aroma has deep dark chocolate, ovaltine, dark fruits and slightly metallic. Taste has less metal, lots of chocolate again, some ovaltine, lingering chocolate. High carbonation, very fizzy. Decent
TheCametron (2209) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 1 month past it’s sell by date. Shouldn’t matter. Surely. Pours black with a rampant tan head. Far too carbonated took about 10mins to pour. Made for an incredibly foamy mounthfeel. Flavour was very good lots of chocolate, ovaltine and a light coffee hint. Pretty nice. I wonder if a younger bottle would have been better?