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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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.


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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (724) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Aroma is rich malts, toffee, caramel and light sulphur notes. Taste is a deep rich malts, caramel, light fig and toffee. Medium/light hop body follows but is fairly well balanced Body is black with a beige head that retains fairly well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ametras (455) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (391) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (274) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cattaneopapa (189) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1141) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2275) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7910) - Hasborn, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2014
Dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Schokolade, reife Früchte. Geschmack röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, Kaffee.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (899) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5805) - 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


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