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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 233   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2995) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 6, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a dark brown with a full and fluffy dark tanned head. Lots of roasted characteristics on the nose. Smooth chocolate, dark fruits in the flavour. Taste is dominated by a smooth, mild coffee. Excellent porter

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2011
bottle from ølbutikken dark brown, large smooth light brown head very nice roasted stuff aroma, also brown sugar, coffee. There is some hoppy balance but it is not very strong and quite hidden, makes the brew appear a little drier.in the aroma. flavor is roasted malts, flowery and dry hoppy balance, brown sugar, caramel, coffee. aftertaste is roasted malts , sweet caramelly malts, and a little dry hops. This is a very nice porter indeed.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dudar (103) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 18, 2011
Pleasant roastiness intertwined with big hop bitterness. Dark fruit, chocolate, mild coffee dominate taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10368) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. Creamy excellent lightbrown fully lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Nice. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Some roasted notes. Creamy palate. Nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 4, 2011
De botella en casa. Deep dark brown/black colour with a big light brown head, fairly well lasting leaving a good lacing. Pleasant aroma of well roasted malt, chocolate and coffee too. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is very pleasant: roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, some dark fruit, touch soya (non salty). Moderate bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (6750) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Low fluffy white lasting head. Clear dark brown body. Mild sweet choccolate roasted malt aroma and flavor with low carbonation and a long aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10136) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2011
Bottled. black coloured. Dense rown head. Aroma of light roast, sweetness, chocolate, vague liqourice. flavour full of roast, spice, chocolate, light coffee and some herbs. Medium to full bodied. Has a sweetish roasty bitterness in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11114) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle @ Oz’n’NZ tasting 2011. Bought @ Ølbutikken.
Deep clear chestnut with a smedium, creamy, beige head. Good lacings. Aroma is sweet, milky chocolate, light roasted, some sugar. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild astringent, ashy and dry with some liqourice, mild smoke, lots of chocolate. Lingering malty bitter finish. Very lovely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010
A Sim rate (one of the epic "Pool Table Tastings" in Rome, thanks to Alex): Rich, full and chocolatey aroma. Flavour that’s woody with dark fruit and a slight smokiness mixed with chocolate. Very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3028) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2010
500ml bottle. Pours thick and rich black in colour with a nice creamy head of coffee coloured foam. Dark chocolate and cocoa in the aroma with the same in the flavour with some burnt toffee flavours mixed in. Robust and hearty with a long dry finish.


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