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

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 302   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (309) - NEW ZEALAND - NOV 10, 2016
Darkish color with a quickly dissipated coffee crema head. A lovely toasted smooth flavor with sweet malts at the forefront. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickd717 (4599) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 22, 2016
500ml bottle from Liquor King Carlton in Chchch. Darkest brown in color with a large, lasting tan head. The aroma is intense. Roast, charcoal, dark chocolate, blackberry, anise. The flavor is drying and toasty with charcoal notes, 87% cacao, and dark fruit essence. Medium-plus bodied, smooth and creamy yet sharp. Exquisite beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (364) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a deep brown with off white head. Strong nose full of chocolate and roasted Malty flavours. The flavour follows the same with a hint of hop flavour near the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (9174) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Black pour with a thin foamy light tan cap. Wonderful earthy and semisweet cocoa on the nose with light roast and light caramel. Full and roasty flavor thats a slight bit of cocoa and light coffee, especially on the finish. Its a slight bit metallic on the finish but has a lovely cocoa and roast body.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2016
500 ml bottle. Pours a ruby reddish black with a creamy, resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roast, red berries. Flavor is chocolate, cream coffee, red berries, burnt toast. Finish is toast, roast, red berry, roasted hazelnut. Medium to full body, velvety and creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2016
500 ml bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts, bigger chocolate character, earthy hops, not much that is special, but a solid drinking porter that I wouldnt turn down in the future.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (12730) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle at ashs. Pours black, nose is dark chocolate, toffee, light funk, taste is sweet toffee, chocolate, bitter, coffee, light smoke.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (10388) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle shared with Ashton McCobb and Stuu666. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, tar, faint smoke. Im getting wood, as is everyone else. Chocolate dominates though. Taste is more cocoa, toffee. Like one of those toffee and chocolate bars you get these days. If anything a touch thin, but otherwise very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (6470) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Bottle thanks to Stuu666. Appearance - opaque black with a lovely fawn head. Nose - gorgeous milk chocolate. Getting wood! Taste - luscious chocolate and toffee too this time. Palate - medium bodied with a creamy yet tangy tangy texture and a long dry but elegant finish. Overall - lovely beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRevere (42) - - JAN 31, 2016
Massive chocolate aroma, roasted tempered bitterness. Sweet potentially lactose element. Pleasing rich body. Excellent taste & overall tasty beverage


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