Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 281   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (5187) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at GBBF. Very dark brown, almost black, big rocky head. Espresso nose, hints of sweetness. Sweet caramel, hints of roast. A bit on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle… Pitch black ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, cappuccino head that refuses to dissipate. The nose is overflowing with toasted nuts and creamy mocha. Medium to full-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. The flavor furnishes gobs of chocolate intermingled with caramel and pecans. Crisp, sweet, chocolaty finish. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmeup (639) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2011
Dark brown with a large foamy head. Aromas of wood, chocolate, sweet prunes and roasted malt. Taste is similar with lot of roasted malt and hops. Medium creamy texture and fairly carbonated. Lengthy hop finish on this great Porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of chocolate, mild hops, candy licorice and roast black malt. Slightly bitter chocolate finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (7313) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
Big brown head rises out of the glass. Deep dark red body with strong carbonation. Earthy roasty lacquer and wood aroma with spicy chocolatey notes. Dry-sweet roasty spicy chocolatey taste with wooden lacquer and earth notes. Mid-to-full body. Mild mouthfeel. Leaves sticky sugars on lips. Dry spicy earthy mineraly aftertaste with roasty wooden notes. Quite nice, but perhaps a bit sweet. (0.5l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6760) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. Lots of red in this dark brown beer. The nose is coffee and chocolate. Interesting flavor is of chocolate colored raisins and is quite nice. Some roasted flavors. This is good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wlajwl (5834) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Malty and fruit in the aroma, while the appearance is very dark amber. The flavor is of coffee and a hint of fruit, with a dry finish. A very good porter, the flavor doesn’t have anything off about it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (9231) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours black with a thick tan head and a strong coffee aroma. There is a delicious roasted chocolate and coffee flavor with a mildly bitter finish. A very nice brew.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (14169) - 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.

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