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

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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Porter, probably the oldest style of English beer, is a dark and dry mellow beer with some hop character.

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1121) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAR 21, 2008
A head like the surface of the moon. Coffee and burnt white toast. salty at the back end. Quite strong in the end. Powerful brew. Prefer their APA though.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2008
Darkest of red/browns almost opaque,big frothy light chocolate coloured head with good carbonation.Aroma liccorice,molasses,roasted hints.Flavour roasted malts,caramel liccorice good bitter,malt is nice.Good enough porter strong in flavour,finish is gritty and dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kempicus (343) - Bakewell, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2008
I like this beer, to often i’ve had acrid porters that are tough going but this is surprisingly mellow. It’s a characterful beer that isn’t overly intense in any way i guess i’d call that ’balanced’. In any case i enjoy the hints of roastiness, the dash of sweet malt and the dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2008
I’ve had this one in New Zealand on my honeymoon. Visited the brewery too.
Really nice porter. Roasted, hoppy, smokey. Well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (758) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2007
500ml bottle. Dark yet thin enough to see the other side of the glass. Deft dry smokey aroma. Thin body and a touch overcarbonated, the last half was more enjoyable than the first. Hints of dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malts the flavor is stronger than the palate that holds it.

3.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 20/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Bought at Robbie’s Bottle Shop in Dunedin, NZ (located on George St.). Roasty, yet thin. Dry, not sweet. Enjoyable beer from a respected microbrewer (easily found in Dunedin, but not elsewhere).

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 10, 2007
Bottle, poured black with a large frothy beige head. A deliciously rich malty aroma, sweet and alcoholic at first and then bitter chocolate at the back of the nostrils. Quite light on the palate, the dryness being quite gentle. The malty flavour is nicely roasted. Not as aggressive as some porters, but very driankable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (3062) - Husum, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2007
Flaske. EGentlig udemærket ret sødlig porter. Men med absolut ingen mundfylde hvilket trækker en del ned. Ellers lover det egentlig godt for den kasse blandet Emerson jeg har stående.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
The off-white head quickly fades from the soya brown clearness. Brown sugar and anise greet us in a rather rooty veil. Sweet brown malts maintain the anise touch while procuring earthy and rooty nuances. Not very roasty at all. Kinda dull bodied, medium to high carbonation is kinda biting - the ensemble simplifies the flavours. Mellow indeed, almost one-dimensional flavour profile, but what is there is pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2007
Clear black with a large creamy tan head. Fruity aroma, plums, chocolate, smoke, earthy hops, and a bunch of roasty malted notes. Medium body, has quite a dry feel to it overall, but manages to remain pretty smooth. Flavours of stonefruit, coffee and more fresh earthy hops. A bit of fresh roast barley lingers through to the finish. Overall its very well balanced and a pleasure to drink.


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