k0mpsa (2965) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Tap at atlas beer cafe, queenstown nz. Black color, tanned head. Roasty aroma, hint of licorice and coffee. Balanced roasty taste, some coffee notes. Very nice for 5%. GlassBrass440 (321) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 15, 2014
Pours pitch black with a tan head that lingers before getting shy and retreating to the edges. Aroma is of earthy hops and cocoa powder. Some toasty/breadiness. Flavor starts with Light caramel moving to toast, chocolate, and roasty grains. Carbonation is higher than I prefer, but it’s in a bottle, not on the hand pump. Easy drinking with it’s light/medium body and off-dry finish. A well balanced porter. Pictish (10) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 3, 2014
Earthy caramel features. Looks like a Porter with light bitter taste and finish. As good overall as my standard for this ale type, Cooper’s Stout, but as more expensive , not so good value. Will try again. Capa (3295) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma is slightly burnt malts, chocolate, earth, with a touch of vanilla. Medium bodied. Flavor is dirty earth hops, malt, roasted coffee, chocolate. Slightly dry finish with a little sweetness. Nothing complex with this one but a good brew. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 1, 2014
Souvenir peu agréable de cette bière pour ma part. Trop de goût grillé. Peu de corpulence. Bof.
chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2013
500ml bottle with a Best Before date of 30 July 2014.
Pours clear but very dark brown body covered by a fine, light brown head that has very good retention and lacing.
Aroma: appealing and rich smell of dark roasted malts with some spicy hops.
Flavor: not complex, but very good flavor with a generous dose of dark roasted malts and a hint of molasses. Only a trace of burnt grain.
Feel: Medium-full body with lively carbonation for style.
O: worthy of a UK brewery, this is one of the best NZ porters I’ve had.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 4, 2013
The head is ok, the body black. It smells darkmalty, roasty, less hoppy ok. The taste is darkmalty, roasty, bit coffee, maltaromatic, malty-roasty-bitter. Overall ok. Travlr (24755) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Draft at Quadrant in Hamilton. Extremely dark brown color, beige head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of burnt coffee, bitter cocoa. Taste is rich dark chocolate and burnt espresso. Very tasty. Oakes (17668) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
Med brown. Not much head. Aroma is a bit fudgey. Chocolatey palate with soft nutty notes. Good, desserty porter. DylansDad (642) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 16, 2013
At the risk of repeating myself for the millionth time, Emerson’s beers are not silicone be-titted, sequin g-string wearing, phoney loudmouth whores...NO! They are subtle, smooth, classy, restrained and they really feel like you’ve been drinking them your whole life. I so hope Lion Nathan doesn’t fuck with this "brand".