Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (11051) - 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 (1745) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 13, 2014
Mondial des bières. couleur noire, reflets ambrés. Nez café chocolat doux, malt grillé, notes fruits noirs. Gout doux, café caramel, note de bois de barrique, huileuse mais légère en bouche. Bien!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7455) - 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 (2316) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2014
Black with just a little brown in the very shallows. Not quite bright, but truly hard to tell. Headless, sad pour even after a good rousing, and still in the glass. Rather velvety, rounded nose full of nuances of milk chocolate leather, spicy, savoury fruit mince, sherry, almond meal and a strange hint of kecap manis. Chalky, dusty mouthfeel. Burnt sugars are predominant lasting long into the finish, but oddly leaning towards the palm sugar kecap manis of the nose. Medium bodied and low in carbonation. There is mocha and roasted cacao, molasses and tar with plenty of bitter sweet dried fruit such as raisin and currents. There is a light buttery note and ate trace of vanillin. Yeast has worked this one well giving it plenty of character. There is even a touch of paperbark (?), nut husks and kopiko candi in there. Great drinking. I can imagine a session of these as easy as just a quiet one. Very pleasing! (50cL, no date stamp, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6464) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
23/VI/14 - 50cl bottle @ home - BB: II/2015, batch G380 (2014-660) Thanks to Liam for the bottle!

Clear dark brown to black beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of coffee, charcoal, very burned, roasted, caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very roasted, lots of coffee, dark chocolate, bit sourish. Aftertaste: bit hoppy, very roasted, coffee, charcoal, coffee grit. Not my cup of beer, but nicely done though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle at Tim’s place. Thx for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: mocha, coffee, vanilla, lots of chocolate. TASTE: mocha, coffee, vanilla, lots of chocolate, nice taste, aftertaste is light and rather long lasting. Dried fruits, berries.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2457) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at Nelson blue nyc: deep black color with foam and lots of malt and some hops. Decent easy drinking porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
czar (5839) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2014
from bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. pours very dark Brown with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. dense bitter chocolate, complex roasted maltiness bill, tobacco, resin, espresso grinds, touch of burnt caramel, hint of sweetness - molasses and perhaps maple. moderate to low carbonation, light body - oily yet never stout-ish, assertive resinous-mineral-bitter coffee finish. solid porter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3965) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
Mondial 2014. Oeil: brun presque noir, beau col, début de dentelle. Arômes: tabac, chicorée, noix rôties, grains noirs bien poussés, caramel, café. Saveurs: café, choco, feuilles, notes bien rôties, costaud, élégant. Impresion en bouche: belle tenue, huileux, aucunement écrasant. Arrière-goût: amer, torréfaction, houblons, fruits noirs. Conclusion: savoureux, facile à boire, vivement une ou deux bouteilles pour confirmer mon enthousiasme.

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