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: 285   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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (3216) - Ottawa, Ontario, - FEB 16, 2013
Pours black with a big mocha head. Aroma.is big chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is roasted malts and chocolate with a small.coffee


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (732) - 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 (902) - 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 (3814) - 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 (225) - 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 (4289) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Samtzu (234) - 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 (7873) - 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 (9440) - 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 (11306) - 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.


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