explosivedog (1296) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 5, 2017
On handpull at Galbraith’s. Chocolate biscuits and a nice full creamy texture. Not hugely complex, but pretty good, even to a picky Englishman’s tastes. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2016
[8419-20160531] Cask. Toasted sweet malt toffee grains aroma. Clear, cola black body with no lasting head. Boozy floral malt flavour has a sweet finish. Medium-full body is quite flat. Interesting. (6/3/7/3/13) 3.2
jercraigs (10591) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2016
(@ Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland, NZ)
2016-05-31. Dark brown body, near headless. Aroma of light cocoa and dry dusty roast. Flavour is a bit dry overall. Some dark malt, whispers of toffee, but finishes bitter and lightly roast. Average to thin bodied palate, low to no carbonation, very thin for the style. Okay as a beer, but not great for a Porter. 6/3/6/3/12 On cask at Galbraiths, Auckland, NZ. nickd717 (4706) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Cask at Galbraith. Clear (I can legit see thru it dogg!) brown with a lasting light khaki head. Smoky and roasty aroma. The flavor is intense, with heavy smoke and bitterness. Not as good as the aroma suggests, actually a bit too much. Pretty full body with light carbonation. Flavorful, but a bit smoky for my tastes. Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2015
From handpull at source, a big, black pint with a cream coloured head that disappeared in short order. A nose of licorice, anise, molasses and some faintly herbal aromas that come through well in the flavour. It had a full, rich, silky mouthfeel and was just the ticket for time and place. A pleasure to be back at Galbraith’s and a bit of a favourite beer of mine.
Stew41 (2040) - Phuket, THAILAND - JUL 13, 2013
Near identical structure to the ESB. Coffee and dry roast is done really well but intensity is not over the top. Again super authentic in style. TimE (5953) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2012
very dark brown color. Very sweet hazelnut coffee nose. Like liqueur was dumped into coffee. Fairly sweet, a bit cloying. Very malty. Not really my cup of tea fr the style but not bad . beer4eternity (226) - Tauranga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 1, 2010
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Very dark brown with deep Kenyan copper hue when the light can get through it, no head on mine. Nice coffee, liquorice, aniseed, just burnt wholegrain nutty toast (ie Vogels toast), mild dark fruit - prune. Mild sweetness, strong coffee bitterness. Low carbonation, medium body - lighter than other porters I have had. Finishes very coffee-ish.
This was very nice, but not outstanding like I thought Renaissance Elemental Porter was, still I would gladly have it again. davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2010
Tap. Remarkable beer. Roasted aromas of chocolate, and coffee. Flavour is long-lasting, with sweet and bitter notes. Silky in the palate, with a medium body. Colour is dark brown, with a creamy white head. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2009
Draught at Galbraith’s Alehouse, Auckland. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasted malt, licorice and coffee. Medium bodied with good bitterness and finishes dry.