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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cinctus (165) - - SEP 29, 2013
Lots of roasted nuts, some bitterness in a coffee and dark chocolate manner. Pours thick black with a beige head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ShaneJ (514) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Clear dark brown with a deep reddish tinge to it, solid tan head, strong chocolate and roast malt aroma, some vanilla, flavour is sweet chocolate, bitter coffee, slick, smooth texture, full body. Loved this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer-yum (472) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 As advertised - elementally well balanced (and aptly named). Initial score will likely be uprated in the future (confirmed - it’s a really great beer).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (969) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Pours an opaque very dark brown with a large initial tan head which quickly shrinks into a light covering but leaves a good amount of lace up the glass. Aroma is lightly burnt roasted malts, rich toffee, chocolate, coffee notes, caramel and bready. Flavour coffee, dark chocolate, lightly burnt roasted malts, a little dry, bready and some toffee. Good example of its style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (406) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - AUG 23, 2013
50cl bottle, served in Duvel cup. Brought from NZ by my best friend. Pours black with medium brown frothy head, really nice. Aroma is chocolate, malts, dark fruits and hints of wine. The flavour is stronger than expected: lots of dark chocolate notes, coffee, red grape, dried fruits, roasted malts...complex. Dry palate. Medium body, good carbonation. Very good beer, that simple.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
2013-08-11. Black body with a modest tan head. 3++ Flavour has sweetish dark malt core, notes of cocoa and chocolate syrup. Light roast, lingering chocolate syrup. 7+ Aroma is similar, syrupy chocolate and light roast. Smooth avg plus to medium body. Okay. But sweet overall. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Draft at the source. Dark maroon color, brown and beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of dark cocoa and caffe macchiato. Taste is sweet and roasty dark chocolate and espresso. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2013
16.9 oz bottle. A gusher! Dark brown with a huge cap of tan foam that collapses to rocky peaks. Nose is chocolate, hay and prune; slightly vinous. Fluffy medium body but drinks lighter. Taste is chocolate, ash, plum, citrus peel and burnt sugar. Old bottle?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tonybaldeagle (61) - - JUL 13, 2013
A pleasant porter full of flavour & character that deserves its a accolades. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (775) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2013
Strong malty and fruity scent. Raisins. Chocolate. Near black pour with a quickly fading tan head. Taste is very strong coffee and chocolate. Thick rich and desert like. A touch bitter especially in the finish. Really enjoy this up to the finish. The finish is just too bitter. Like dark unsweetened chocolate but not in a good way. Good but not something I want often.

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