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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This award winning ale is called "Elemental" porter. It is a classic English porter. It is a medium bodied beer with chocolate, and roasted notes. Extremely well balanced and hopped using a New Zealand hop variety.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (7273) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle at Cropredy Festival, Thursday 11th August 2011 Craig brought this beer along and shared it, cheers Craig. Pours chestnut brown with a beige head. Soft in the mouth with plenty of toffee and cappucinno, also quite hoppy throughout. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov15 3.7

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
planky84 (1930) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2011
Bottle from GBBF 2011. Drank at home. Black pour with a tan head. Vanilla, coffee and a little smoke aroma. Rum raisin, coffee and chocolate malt flavour. Classic porter taste. Dry, sweet finish. Very nice indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3734) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle. Aroma is molasses, tobacco, chocolate and roasted malt. Flavour is slight sour, loads of roast, spices and a big bunch of malt. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at GBBF. Very dark brown, almost black, big rocky head. Espresso nose, hints of sweetness. Sweet caramel, hints of roast. A bit on the sweet side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8869) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, cappuccino head that refuses to dissipate. The nose is overflowing with toasted nuts and creamy mocha. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor furnishes gobs of chocolate intermingled with caramel and pecans. Crisp, sweet, chocolaty finish. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (509) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2011
Dark brown with a large foamy head. Aromas of wood, chocolate, sweet prunes and roasted malt. Taste is similar with lot of roasted malt and hops. Medium creamy texture and fairly carbonated. Lengthy hop finish on this great Porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7991) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of chocolate, mild hops, candy licorice and roast black malt. Slightly bitter chocolate finish. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
Big brown head rises out of the glass. Deep dark red body with strong carbonation. Earthy roasty lacquer and wood aroma with spicy chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet roasty spicy chocolatey taste with wooden lacquer and earth notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild mouthfeel. Leaves sticky sugars on lips. Dry spicy earthy mineraly aftertaste with roasty wooden notes. Quite nice, but perhaps a bit sweet. (0.5l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4825) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Lots of red in this dark brown beer. The nose is coffee and chocolate. Interesting flavor is of chocolate colored raisins and is quite nice. Some roasted flavors. This is good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (3765) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Malty and fruit in the aroma, while the appearance is very dark amber. The flavor is of coffee and a hint of fruit, with a dry finish. A very good porter, the flavor doesn’t have anything off about it.


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