Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (617) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
500ml bottle. Black with a frothy tan head. Flavors are coffee, milk chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts and molasses with nutty notes. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (466) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark brown pour with a small khaki head that is quickly gone. Nose is coffee and bitter chocolate with toasted nuts. Light sweet toffee start with a medium bitter chocolate and coffee middle and a short dry finish. Medium creamy mouth with soft carbonation. Nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (308) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours pitch black with a light brown head. The aroma includes rich roasted malt, coffee, espresso, and dark chocolate. Tasting notes include roasted grain, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, and a pleasant bitter finish. The body is full, and the palate is thick with very soft carbonation. This is a wonderful porter! To many attempts at the style have a thin watery body, but this is a wonderfully full and rich porter!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
500ml bottle from LCBO, Danforth. 6% Alc./Vol. Pours a dark brown colour with one finger of lasting tanned head. Foamy lacing is clinging to the side of the glass. Aroma of plums, booze and coffee. Taste matches the aroma and has a dry and spicy finish. Moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1268) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a opaque black colour with little head and some lacing. Toasty and chocolate aroma with some darker fruit and some bready notes. A bigger flavour profile than expected. Filled with toasty and chocolate and sort of resinous as well. Quite enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2462) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
500ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour with a thin beige head, little lacing. The aroma is moderately sweet, lots of roasted malts, chocolate, some smoke. The flavour is quite sweet, lots of chocolate, some roast. Finishes long, sweet, small roast bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (9479) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade, reife Früchte. Geschmack röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, Kaffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (1418) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Mondial des bičres. couleur noire, reflets ambrés. Nez café chocolat doux, malt grillé, notes fruits noirs. Gout doux, café caramel, note de bois de barrique, huileuse mais légčre en bouche. Bien!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
[5625-20130811] 500mL bottle. Mild roasted chocolate and burnt grains aroma. Clear, dark brown black body with a quick foamy tan head. More roasted wood grain flavour sprinkled with sweet chocolate syrup. Full body. Interesting, perhaps a little too burnt. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Capa (2209) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Intense aroma. Opened it and left it on the table to warm a touch and I was overwhelmed with the roasted, chocolate aroma from a good meter away almost instantly. Pour is pure black with a deep beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, light sourness, biscuit, and over-ripened fruit. Medium to full body. Flavor is marked by dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, tobacco, leather, ripe fruit, a hint of dough, and a spark of fruit and bitter in the finish. I’ve had a fair amount of overhyped NZ brews lately but this is anything but overrated. Simply an awesome porter. I’ll be grabbing some for the trip home.

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