overall
98
99
style
Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This award winning ale is called "Elemental" porter. It is a classic English porter. It is a medium bodied beer with chocolate, and roasted notes. Extremely well balanced and hopped using a New Zealand hop variety.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Dark ruby beer with a tan head. Cocoa and light roast aroma with light nuttiness. Toffee and cocoa flavor with light roast. Medium bodied. Light toffee and light cocoa lingers with light roast and light licorice.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle at 16 Tons Cafe, Eugene. I dont generally go in for porters, but a customer offered me a taste and I was duly impressed. Probably my favorite experience ever with the style, coffee and chocolate well-balanced just like I like most of my beers and with enough bitterness to make the lips smack. Superb.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10293) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2012
Bottle from Smiths. Pours hazy dark chestnut with 3-finger brown head. Nose is roasty dark patent and choc malts, hops, cacao, hazelnuts, and prune. Tastes rich, roasty, with a somewhat sweet up front chocolate and patent malt flavor, mid-palate cacao, dry hops, and nuts, and a rich complex finish. This one is very good. The only negative here, and is it a very minor one, is that there is a slight twinge of an off taste at the very end that I cannot put my finger on.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 29, 2012
A - Pours a dark brown with a big finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down slowly leaving behind some nice lacing. S - Aroma is a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with some dark fruit, and coffee with a touch of black licorice and vanilla. T - Starts off with a mix of roasted dark chocolate malts with some raisin and other sweet dark fruits and a touch of black licorice. Through the middle, a bit of earthy hops come through with some roasted coffee. The finish is a mix of dark chocolate malts, coffee, earthy hops, with a bit of black licorice and dark fruit. M - Medium-plus bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a sweet and roasted finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice balance of chocolate and coffee flavors with the right amount of roastiness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8194) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
50 cl bottle @ vPBF, BBE 08.02.2012
Aroma has some cocoa and hints of toffee typical to English Ales. Flavour is dry with some cocoa and rather roasted malt. Palate is foamy and too high on CO2. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25974) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled@vPBF2012. Very deep ruby red colour with a small brown head. Aroma is spices, some ripe fruits, ashes, chocolate and roasted malts. Flavour is roasted malts, ashes, some liquorice and mild bitterness in the finish. Big coffeeish and ashy notes in finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16587) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
Bottled 500ml (vPBF, BB 09/2012)
Dark, almost opaque ruby-black color, good cloudy brown head. Coffee and dry yeast in the nose. Light to medium bodied. Chocolate, cold coffee in the flavor. Short finish. Quite simple.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9751) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
50 cl bottle @ vPBF.
Pours deep dark ruby red color with small head. Aroma of dark toasted malts, cocoa, grass and some bourbon. Flavor of bourbon, malts, fruits and some nuts.
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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (7758) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
500 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012.
Pours a black colour with a beigeish foamy head. Aroma of floral hops, nuts and caramel malts. Flavour of floral hops, earth, caramel malts, dark chocolate, wet paper and grains. Medium bodied, extremely high carbonation and a finish of malts and some chocolate. Unbalanced and homebrewish. Isnt very fresh either.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6781) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
500ml bottle from Brewdog shop @ vPBF

Pours pitch black with a large foamy head. Aroma of roasty malts, hints of chocolate, fruity hops and coffee. Taste is heavy on CO2 and quite roasty with hints of chocolate, coffee and mild notes of fruity hops. Finish is fruity and roasty with some dark chocolate and coffee notes. Okay, but too carbonated.


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