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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


Cconners' rating

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Cconners (11) - Tauranga, - FEB 29, 2008
This is my favourite beer style ,what a great 4 pack from this brewery. The bottle poured an inky black with a fluffy tan head, very tight bubbles. The scent of this beer was coffeeish and chocolaty with hints of ripe plums. The creamy rich head was followed by an intense flavour dominated by roasted notes and sweet caramel, finishing with a lovely chocolate sensation. The lingering flavour was still around well after the bottle was gone. This beer is truely a stand out in their range and accordingly this is the brewers favourite style.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (7101) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Black pour with a thin foamy light tan cap. Wonderful earthy and semisweet cocoa on the nose with light roast and light caramel. Full and roasty flavor that’s a slight bit of cocoa and light coffee, especially on the finish. It’s a slight bit metallic on the finish but has a lovely cocoa and roast body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast, red berries. Flavor is chocolate, cream coffee, red berries, burnt toast. Finish is toast, roast, red berry, roasted hazelnut. Medium to full body, velvety and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, bigger chocolate character, earthy hops, not much that is special, but a solid drinking porter that I wouldn’t turn down in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10293) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at ash’s. Pours black, nose is dark chocolate, toffee, light funk, taste is sweet toffee, chocolate, bitter, coffee, light smoke.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9358) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, tar, faint smoke. I’m getting wood, as is everyone else. Chocolate dominates though. Taste is more cocoa, toffee. Like one of those toffee and chocolate bars you get these days. If anything a touch thin, but otherwise very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (5170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - gorgeous milk chocolate. Getting wood! Taste - luscious chocolate and toffee too this time. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy tangy texture and a long dry but elegant finish. Overall - lovely beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRevere (31) - - JAN 31, 2016
Massive chocolate aroma, roasted tempered bitterness. Sweet potentially lactose element. Pleasing rich body. Excellent taste & overall tasty beverage

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1402) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Black color. Thin , beige head. Full of chocolate and roasted caramel in aroma . Chocolate and hint of vanilla in sweet taste. Lite , roasted bitterness in smooth finish. Very good porter!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (5211) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottle (500 ml). Split 2-ways. Black with a medium fully lasting brown head leaving some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, cocoa powder, vanilla, molasses, dried raisins and earthy notes. Taste is fruitier than expected considering the aroma with raisins and dates, sweetness level is moderate to medium, malts are rich, cocoa powder from aroma is now chocolatey and borderline fudgey, there’s also vanilla, roasted malts and mild earthy notes. Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel. Fruity and chocolatey finish. This is a very nice Porter that is smooth, rich and fairly drinkable. I like the combination of fruitiness of chocolate presence. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (5578) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2015
Bottle, shared. Deep brown reddish black pour with tan foam. Aroma is meaty, nice leather, roasty notes, powdery cocoa aromas, very aromatic. Taste is rich, very chocolatey, light roastiness, sweet. Palate is med bodied, good carbonation, perhaps a tad high for the style. Nice porter.


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