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: 290   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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, - JAN 9, 2013
Beautiful roasty malt and milk chocolate aroma, with a tad of dried fruit. Dark black, long lasting brown head. Rich, sweet, chocolatey taste. Long roasty aftertaste. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Great porter.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1929) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2017
33cl bottle. Clear dark brown pour with a medium height tan head. Notes of roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, dark chocolate, oxidized dark fruit, cherry cores. Medium body and carbonation. A straightforward English porter, excellently executed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (972) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2017
Shared 500ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Touch of coffee. Similar taste. Acidic finish. A little thin.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skarecrow (442) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 3, 2017
330ml bottle Black color with dark tan head. Roasted aroma with berry note. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter roasted coffee and berry fruit. Great desert beer.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
darbeer75 (703) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2017
Aroma: rich, chocolatey and malty; a little dry; Appearance: pitch black with fluffy offwhite head that lingers; Taste: follows nose; a classic porter with nice depth; Palate: heavy body with long, malty finish; Overall: a nice porter, but not my favorite style. Would not get again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackisle (2257) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2016
Bottle 33cl. poured into a shaker. Opaque dark ruby brown, good two finger frothy tan head, half-way lasting, heavy lacing; roasted malts nose, aroma cocoa, coffee, dark fruits, licorice; smooth taste, medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee; bittersweet aftertaste, chocolate, spicy notes; medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; very nice velvetty porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (831) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Pours a thick brownish creamy head and goes away slowly, after a while. Has a very dark brown appearance, close to black. Good lacing. Some aromas of cocoa, toffee and nuts. Dry fruit and spiced hops, and a bit of chocolate as well. Strong chocolate flavours, with notes of caramel and some toffee again. A little bit sweet. Roasted malts bring about hints of coffee. Mouthfeel is fullbodied and has a creamy, warming sensation. Mild bitterness, Medium carbonation. Very good and easy to drink porter. Bitterness and sweetness is well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZodiacM (934) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2016
LCI from the tap @ DeRat. Nice porter, roasted malt and chocolate with a fresh mouthfeel. Good!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (3923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2016
Toasted dark malts, charcoal, dark roast coffee. Black, tiny, creamy, off-white head. Light bitter. More coffee, dark filter, unsweetened, more dark chocolate, cacao, dry, bitter finish, flat carbonation, medium to full bodied. Nice Porter, quite strong on the coffee. Bottle from HonestBrew, Crystal Palace.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hoponmate (295) - 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 (4365) - Sofia, BULGARIA - 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.


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