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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 239   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10289) - 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 (7062) - 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 (10184) - 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 (11184) - 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 (3383) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2010

Bottle 500ml. @ [ The Pool Tabel Tasting in Rome ].

Clear medium to dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, smoke - peat, light sweet licorice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20101219]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13389) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2010
Bottle at MikkellerBAR. Black - light brown head. High malty. Nice smokey. Ok hoppy. Fruity. Light licorice. Ok bitterness. Cocoa. Chocolate. Smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
BarossaLuke (539) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2010
Good dark brown in colour. Great malt profile with hints of English yeast esters there as well. A bit of grassiness from the hops with good malt and slight roastiness as well. Every beer I’ve has from this brewery is very impressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 18, 2010
Dark brown to black colour with a very thick biege head. Oaky aroma, chocolate and coffee. Taste is quite light and warming. Very nice.


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