Ninkasi ReNEWAle 2012 Porter

Formerly brewed at Ninkasi Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Eugene, Oregon USA


on tap


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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
A new year! A new beer! Each year Renewale will be something new and special to enjoy while winter runs its course. Bittersweet chocolate aroma and flavors accentuate this dark, rich ale. Balanced and satisfying, this Robust style Porter is sure to bring cheer in the New Year!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thirdeye11 (6158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear light brown, ring of fine tan bubbles. Nose is nice, milk chocolate, toasty, light roast, cream. Taste of watery chocolate, stale coffee, paper, light body, roast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nearbeer (5292) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 22, 2012
12 oz. Opaque chocolate with a small ring of bubbles.. Nose is charred coffee bean, light cocoa. Flavor is cocoa, coffee, and light berry. Medium body is chalky-dry, and a little too fizzy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle... Poured a dense, near black with a thick, light brown head. Nose had some roast, and some hints of sulfur. Thin, drying body. Lots of roat here in the flavor. Reminded my of a dry stout. Dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, charcoal, a but nutty. More roasted malt in the finish. Mild bitterness with a hint of hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crit (3949) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2012
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Neutral nose.Watery, thin bodied dry maly profile. Medium bitterness in finish. I expected more from this brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (3579) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Bottle: Dark brown with a thin head. The description of bittersweet chocolate is very accurate, plus a little roast and yeast. Consistent through the flavor too. Good chocolate to bittersweet to roast ratio. Moderate in intensity and I found this rather easy to cruise through the whole bottle solo.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bpreo (2815) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Its just another Porter, but its brewed right. Happy New Year, Happy Last Year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
February 2012. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and spice aromas. Slightly sweet at first, but finished bitter. A bit on the lighter side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2497) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2012
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer,S.Salem. $3.79 Very dark coloured porter almost black , large creamy,thick tan head. aromas of toasted cereal,hay, slight cocoa. MM strange liquorice root flavours, then treacle and nuts..dark coffee bitterness in the back.. i like it! palate was just fine for style maybe even a bit thicker than usual Going against the grain but i liked this..especially thebliquorice/treacle taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2493) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Pours almost opaque black with reddish tints; has a thin beige head that holds for a couple of minutes. Aroma is faintly bready--thats all Im getting. Taste is bittersweet--the bitterness is much more prominent than the Big Sky Bobo I rated last night, which was sweeter, but this is Ninkasi, after all. Has a nice roasty flavor. Carbonation is average and the mouthfeel is creamy. Not as good as Bobo, but this is good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2012

A somewhat underwhelming porter, cocoa powder but no spark. Ninkasi usually does better than this.

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