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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 3, 2011
in bottiglia @ Brasserie 4:20, Roma. Wow! Una delle migliori porter mai bevute! Una delle poche birre neozelandesi che fanno un uso corretto di luppoli neozelandesi (sembra un controsenso, ma non lo è affatto). Grandioso sapore tostato e speziato con note di cioccolata. BIS!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11529) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 26, 2011
Bolttle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark brown with a cafe au lait head. Aroma of darkish milk chocolate. There’s a lot of chocolate, and maybe a light touch of coffee or could be hop. But there’s no stopping the chocolate. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17593) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty caramel aroma with hints of chocolate. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty caramel finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1023) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2011
From a 500ml bottle on 23/4/2011. Pours very dark brown to black with little head. Has a huge chocolatey aroma with some dark fruit. The flavour is a nice balance of roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate. There is quite a strong burnt bitter taste at the end. The body is medium. This is an excellent porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2011
(500ml bottle) Pours a deep mahogany body with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, peat, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, subtle anise, chocolate, light pine, and earthiness with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Bottle from Phaleslu. Thanks again Peter. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted grains, stone fruits, chocolate covered raisins. There is something in the aroma I’m having a hard time placing, I want to say it smells kind of like a sharpie but that sounds negative and I am enjoying it. Maybe it’s just husky grain. Taste is well balanced, lots of malty sweetness, dark fruit, nut, medium bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2011
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, muddy brown color with tan foam, aroma is oak and coffee, flavor of sour dark fruit and coffee

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11653) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 8, 2011
50cl bottle. Small beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, roast, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some raisin/cherry, grape/grapefruit, roast. Medium body, fairly smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2011 Bottle shared by plovmand, thanks buddy :) Pours a dark brown with a tan head. It has a pleasant aroma of chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and a hint of grass and coffee. Flavour is caramel, roasted malt, liquorice, coffee, tobacco and a hint of hops, Finishes fresh and very pleasant, the Halls feeling ;)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6611) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle shared with Anker. The beer pours dark brown with a creamy thick tan head. The aroma is dark fruit, chocolate, berries, earthy hops and light roast. The flavour is tobacco, roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit and liquorice and ends up caramelish and liquorice.


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