DylansDad (671) - 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". floydian1 (1519) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 5, 2013
On tap in Dunedin, NZ. Black beer with off white head. Nose and taste is chocolatey roasted dark malts and prominent coffee. Pleasant smooth mouthfeel with mild dry hop bitterness. Not too sweet. Medium bodied. Nice AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
Mörkaste brun i färgen, offwhite skum. Doftar rostat gräs citrus, massa choklad, lie nötiga toner. Smakar rostad malt, choklad, nöt, gräs, lite citrus av humlen, Lite för tunn och citrusen stör. omega (899) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 9, 2013
Nice malty style with hints of chocolate. It is beers like this why you can see why Emersons is so highly regarded. ShaneJ (903) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Clear reddish-black, smoot, easy drinking porter, dry finish. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter cocoa, slightly smoky. Medium bitterness balances well with the chocolatey roast malt, some sweetness there too. Not bad.
ComradeK (1272) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 9, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a deep ruby-flashed black, with a large beige head which lasts well although does not leave much lacing. Strong roasted malt notes of mocha and hazelnut mix with a slight whiff of brine in the aroma. Very mild sweet citrus hops up front lead into hazelnut and sweet dark chocolate. There is a briny flavour towards the finish, but mixed with milk chocolate to create an interesting sweet-salty effect. This is a decent porter. It’s not outstanding, but it does tick all the boxes. Rangi (671) - NEW ZEALAND - DEC 30, 2012
Tasty, toasty and smooth are the three words I would sum this porter up with. Really enjoyed this one back in Dunedin. pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2012
Had a number of average porters lately, but this is really enjoyable. Good roast, flavour and balance. Lovely! petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 17, 2012
Pint on tap at Atlas beer cafe, pours a dark black colour with some red, thick creamy head, toasted flavour, malty with some hops, cocoa and coffe, overall nice porter Cantabrian (1170) - Christchurch NZ, now Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2012
The brewers of this Porter got it so right! From the right recipe to the precise official description. I could just copy and paste the description of “dark, dry and mellow, it pours a deep brown colour with reddish tints, and the aroma is toasty, with a hint of sweetness and some earthy hop notes. Firm-bodied, but not heavy, the dryish palate is full of roasted malt, coffeeish notes and a sustained bitterness.” How perfect they got it. Even the label expresses well the warmth, the maltiness and the toastiness, so well balanced. It is a generous beer, comforting, but not sweet, a cosy experience, accessible to a wide range of drinkers, from shipbuilders and merchants, to porters, bearers, sherpas and coolies.