Brewed by The Little Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.69/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Limited cellar Release.
Wicked Elf Porter is Robust in style. It is craft brewed using the finest Australian, German and British malted barley and classic English hops to balance.
Overall, rich, full bodied, seductively smooth and sessionable, yet complex and rewarding. It is a perfect winter ale although popular demand suggests it will be available at other times of the year.
Bottle conditioned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours a nice deep Black with a small 1 finger nail head. Aroma. A sweet nutty espresso smell. Taste. Strong Licorice up front, backed by some espresso and a general roastiness, with an annoying bitterness throughout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 31, 2013
I must say that I'm quite a fan of TLBC Christmas Ale quad. This one pours almost pitch black with only the mildest ruby highlights and a big 3 finger pillowy head that quickly becomes a thick film on top of the beer. Not a huge amount of lacing though. Aroma is roasted malts, espresso, Vegemite, brown sugar. Taste is exactly the same, with the Vegemite being a bit more prominent. Mouthfeel is quite thin & drinkable, although I think a few would 'stack up' so to speak. Not bad at all but not one of the greats. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2013
Cellar temperature and into a snifter. Heavy sediment layers the base of the glass; the beer as black as night. Two inches of rocky tan foams settles in atop and leaves a thick weave. The nose is very earthy and dusty with notes of mocha, kelp, Biltong jerky and sautéed mushrooms – a little odd! Very sweet palate in contrast to the aroma; a mixture of burnt sugar and toffee, cola beer and chocolate. Astringent, sourish malt finish, drying out as it goes. Nice body and soft and gentle in mouthfeel. Lasting, woody, dark malt and dark chocolate flavour. Low to no malt or hop bitterness, which could have ramped it up a bit. Warming, even with the modest ABV. Overall not too bad an ale. Certainly kept me interested. Good stuff!! (33cL, BB 14/08/14, Dan Murphy’s Currambine)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2013
I had this beer at the pumphouse in Darling harbour, when they had a tap takeover. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (440) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2013
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown - almost black - but with a few red brown highlights at the edges. Cream coloured head starts off quite pillowy but collapses to a collar pretty quickly. Strong aromas of dark and dried fruits - prunes, currants, raisins - along with dark chocolate and a touch of coffee. Fruit is up front in the taste, before a roasty bitterness come through. Black coffee at the back end. Lingering finish with cocoa beans and chocolate. Like it a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (399) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2013
A great beer, love it. Nice and dark with a great aroma................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (763) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2013
Very pleasant porter, thank you Little Brewing Company for the only decent drink today. Dark brown almost black with a very persistent creamy head stained with tan circles and craters on top. Aromas of roasted malts, a touch of alcohol and plums. Roasty flavours too, missing a bit on the berries side, and thanks God (or the Wicked Elf) also on the coffee side, but with a lovely sour note. The palate is rather thick, almost greasy. I’d buy more of it had it been available in New Zealand. Ha! Port McQuarie! I knew it! It HAD to be near Kempsey!!! Another great reason to come back!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle. Jet black with smallish tan coloured head. Aromas of roasted grain, dark chocolate, coffee and a hint of licorice. Nice. Flavours show plenty of roasted grain with a slightly acidic bitter finish. Medium thin mouthfeel. Pretty good me thinks..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (354) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours jet black with chocolate coloured head. Roasted malt aroma with subtle caramel. Medium body with slightly overpowering bitterness which takes over the nice chocolatey flavours in this beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 2, 2012
On tap at Josie Bones. Great porter, well balanced. Aromas of roasted caramel and chocolate; with notes of liquorice and coffee. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

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