Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Very dark brown color with a towering head, like an over-carbonated Saison. Aroma of dry chocolate with some dried fruit. Dry, chalky mouthfeel. Light chocolate flavor. Some earthy/spicy hops. Way, way over-carbonated, like violent Champagne. I have no idea how long this bottle was sitting on the shelf where I got it, so I would be happy to give this another go some day. The effervescence really wrecked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sammy (10891) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
Absolutely terrific porter. Black with record lasting head. The pleasant roast yields to a rich roasted flavour that seems to get better with each sip. Full mouthfeel, bittersweet chocolate

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mdsurveyor (46) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Nice dark pour with a creme colored 1/2" head. Very little aroma. Bubbly on the tongue with a very subtle chocolate flavor. Pairs well with spicy food. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1870) - Rome, ITALY - FEB 11, 2012
28/06/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (500ml bottle). Nera, intensa, con riflessi bruni, buona schiuma bianco sporca abbastanza persistente. Aroma intensissimo di malti tostati e luppolo, meravigliosamente ben bilanciati tra loro. In bocca ha un esordio dolciastro, in cui si riconoscono note di malti tostati, cioccolato e caffè, e un ben finale amaro intenso ma assolutamente non invadente. Copro medio, carbonazione corretta. Una delle migliori porter mai assaggiate finora.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10840) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Dark brown pour, cream colored head. Cocoa, toffee, light metallic notes, some ash. Flavor is a bit hoppy, roasty, chocolate, light hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (14838) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown/red with beige head. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice, coffee, caramel, little sweet, hops and a little bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17054) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Clear dark reddish brown with a huge light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and roasted moderate bitter finish. 090212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (16377) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
Bottle from Ølbutikken. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are coffee, chocolate, licorice, roast malt and hops. Nice dry and smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5047) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2012
0.5 l bottle bought from GBBF 2011. Almost black dark brown color, lots of foam. Aromas of chocolate and licorice. Smooth roasty flavor with licorice, charcoal and chocolate. Smooth palate. Lots of licorice, good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown black with a big tan foamy head that slowly fades to a creamy film and lacing all around. Aroma is dark roasted chocolate malt and raisins. Taste is bitter bakers chocolate and roasted burnt malt with dark fruit and nuts. Palate is full and creamy with a smooth dry finish. Very solid porter with just a slight metallic vegetable taste in the finish.

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