Brewed by Emersonís Brewing Company (Lion Breweries - NZ)
Style: Porter
Dunedin, New Zealand


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer, is a dark and dry mellow beer with some hop character.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
Black, beige lasting head. The aroma dominated by black currants and licorice. Notes of roasted malts closing in - and then the vague smell of coffee in the morning. Soft carbonation. More licorice in the flavour, well balanced by a touch of fruit (black currants, black berries) and some underlying malty sweetness. Then, at last, some hops in a dry, short finish. Drinks rather well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (35665) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet with notes of oranges as well as hints of roasted malt and acidity. The flavor is slightly acidic combined with notes of roasted malt leading to a dry end. I wonder if the acidity stems from the sampled beer is 3 month over the best befor date, though Iív never had an "old" beer with this acidity in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2005
Dark redbrown body, ultra tall foamy light brown head. Sharp and penetrating roasted and herby aroma, rather weird and not very balanced. Mild chocolate and malt flavor, dry herby tones. Drinkable, but unbalanced, with a touch of infection.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2004
BB 08/05. A gift from the GFs parentís recent trip to NZ. Dark-brown colour with a thick tan head, fading to a tight sticky lace. Aroma of dark malts, light raisin, some very toasty and plummy notes as well. Flavour is well-balanced, fat maltiness, toasty with dark fruits in the finish. A nice brew

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (11612) - SÝborg, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2004
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Clear. Huge brownish dense head. Some malt and chocolate in the nose. Is roasty flavoured.. Has malt and coffee notes. Is mildly bitter and has a harsh roastyness in the end. Quite thin bodied and watery. Is light fruity as well in the end. Is smooth and easy to drink, but all in all a quite boring porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NosirIwont (2409) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2008 Bottle. Thanks to Enjoyit. Pours dark brown with a big frothy head. Aroma is roasted with notes of corn (in a non-cheap way) and cigarettes (in a good way). Some fresh vegetable/fruit notes which becomes distinct apple as it warms. Flavour is sweet and roasted. Bitter finish with lingering apple and faint smoked notes. 03-07-08.

Old rating, Nov. 2004, same numbers:
Bottle. Dark red/brown colour. Thick, creamy(-looking) brownish head which stays. Ė Very nice, although I like my porters darker. Sweetish, slightly acidic aroma. Roasted with notes of licorice and chocolate. Sweetish, roasted flavour. Light to medium bitterness. Slightly metallic. A bit thin palate. Needs more Ďbiteí in the flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2004
"Roasty Malty Bitter Dark Ale", reads the label of this 500 ml bottle, sufficiently warmed for this sampling. Iíve never seen labeling so simple, informative, and accurate. Fully brown color, with a small, but sure, bubbly tan head, that stays for awhile. Aroma: just as the bottle told you, "roasty" is the word, intensely bitter at first sniff, the perfect copy of the smell of freshly roasted coffee beans. Nice stuff! The kind of smell I love to sniff! Taste: still bitter on the tongue, but not too much so, nor is it too smooth, a very consistent, and appreciated bitter-/hoppiness. Fills the mouth quite well, and warmly! My idea of a session brew, (Iím funny that way) and reminds me a lot of hometown favorite, Summit Great Northern Porter, with the bitterness. Not quite as roasty as a champ like Samuel Smithís, though. Other fine flavors emerge as we sip, chocolate, a touch of fruit. Nice, persistent finish. My first New Zealand beer, and, if weíre lucky, not my last?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2004
Roasty "English" porter with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice dry bitter finish but not as smooth as some British samples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - SkÝrping, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2004
Black with long alsting head. Sweet liqourice, roasted and quite bitter. Long finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 24, 2004
(on botle)A very strange and destinct aroma of crane- and/or blueberries starts this brew off. Itīs medium darkish brown and with a small beige head. Never had a porter with such a weak roasted sense, but itīs creamy and nice though.

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