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Brewed by Renaissance Brewing
Style: Porter
Blenheim, New Zealand

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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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (2173) - Waterloo, Ontario, - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pours black with a thick tan head - a great looking beer. Aroma of roasted malts, dried fruits, coffee, and molasses. Taste is smooth, fruity, floral, with a roasty bitter aftertaste. Thick smooth mouthfeel. A slightly strange porter, but quite enjoyable.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (10086) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2017
Bottle from Yamaya. A little old. Soft, chocolaty malt, rich, caramel, some berries, a bit oxidized. Cloudy dark brown, low thick head. Lots of cocoa, berries, light roast. Very well balanced, great chocolate malt but not very sweet. Peppery, bitter finish works well. Body is a bit light, but smooth. Nicely done overall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombutlin (311) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 26, 2017
Nice porter. Good balance of chocolate and nuts with long aftertaste. Didnt try to do too much

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 13, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at Alexey & Raphaelas place. Thanks Alexey. Black with a frothy tan head. Chocolate, roast, some oxidation, soy sauce, sweet, some dark fruits, medium-bodied, over-carbonated.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (11612) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Medium to dark brown. Nice lightly roasted malt caramel and chocolate on the nose and flavor. Smooth and a touch sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (3849) - SPAIN - FEB 28, 2017
33cl Bottle @ LaBIRRAtorium, Madrid, Spain. Dark brown colour with a thick beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, dark chocolate, red berries, light caramel. Taste is roasted malt, sweet, toffee, cocoa, nuts. Medium to full body, average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (2116) - California, USA - FEB 27, 2017
500ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Rich caramel flavor. The caramel is a little too sweet for the alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (3710) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2017
Very dark brown, almost back with a beige head. Aroma has notes of coffee, some smoke and chocolate. Flavor is slightly bittery, light coffee beans and roasted malts. Light roasty final, coffee notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (18919) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Keg at BD Norwich, 16/02/17. Light black with a decent khaki cap. Nose is chocolate, spice, earthy berry fruits, charr, roast malts. Taste comprises cocoa powder, toffee, light spice, roast malts, dark fruit rinds, dates, raisins, light plummy twang, faint smoke. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with a light earthy hop linger. Solid porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scipio (1000) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2017
Pours a very dark brown with a medium, lingering beige head. The aroma contains heavier amounts of chocolate and earthy malts, complimented by coffee and cocoa. The taste has plenty of rich chocolate and coffee, along with licorice, earthy malts, minor roasted malts, and a little bit of raisin. Chocolate aftertaste. Medium in body, with a thin, slick texture, and flat in carbonation. This is a good porter to recommend.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (10451) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2017
Keg, Brewdog Leicester. Black with a thin head. Rich, strong coffee with earthy smoke. Dark berries with gritty dark chocolate. Some oiliness. Very tasty for its moderate alcohol.


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