Renewale - 2012 Porter - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.38/5 rDev +20.7%
Appearance. Dark cola with a small tan head.
Smell. Roasty toasty dark malts, some bitter chocolate.
Taste. Really dark roasted malts, dark roasty coffee. Slight sweetness. Really nice.
Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall. Nice roasty porter here. Just how I like 'em.
01-02-2012 04:44:49 | More by Rutager
4.03/5 rDev +11%
A) Pours with a finger thick head that settles to a thin lacing on top and at the edge of the glass. Dark brown and reddish hued body. Thin sticky lacing on the glass on the drink down.
S) Smoky notes. Earthy. Yeasty.
T) Dark chocolate notes. Smoky. Some good doughy / bready flavors. Mild hop bite toward the finish.
M) Creamy. Smooth. Full body. Gritty feel throughout.
O). A decent porter. I'd definitely drink more.
07-31-2012 04:51:07 | More by u2carew
4/5 rDev +10.2%
Brown bomber purchased in January and stashed away until tonight. Poured into standard pint.
A: Completely opaque black with about a finger of khaki colored head that fell into a thick foam cap with a few bigger bubbles in the middle. Leaving good lacing.
S: Coffee and bittersweet chocolate notes right away. Well roasted is a phrase i would use to describe this one. A little digging and I can just pick out the hops. Smells like a tasty porter to me.
T: The coffee notes are more pronounced in the taste, the chocolate from the nose falls into the background. A bit more of the malt comes through as malted barley in when you taste it. The hops are very present but not super aggressive. They make the coffee taste a little bitter like it is really dark and they linger for a while. The taste never really leaves your mouth on from this one the roasty malt sticks to the back of the tongue even after the hop bitter fades. Before the bitter ends and after the chocolate dies off you get a little alcohol warming which is surprising considering the fairly strong flavor and average ABV of this one. I am a porter guy so I am bias but I would say this tastes quite good.
M: A little thin for a porter, it lacks the chew I look for in something pitch black but the taste makes up for it. Definitely not watery but more medium than full bodied.
O: Good porter when young better porter when 6 months old. Glad I squirreled away two bottles of this when I could. May come back for a second round in another couple months to see how it does then.
Edit: opened my last bottle tonight 9/28/12 to see how it tastes aged about 10 months.
a: minimal khaki head now and a more sparse cap, leaving less lacing than before.
s: smells about the same
t: the hops seem a bit more pronounced than I remember still good coffee notes.
m: still a bit thin but good as before
o: a little hoppier but too much more age and this would fade too and be bland. 9months seems about right.
07-24-2012 05:57:40 | More by N3rdM3t4l
British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev +9.6%
I've been a fan of most of the porters and stouts that Ninkasi has released and this is no different. I would recommend this particular beer to any porter lover - it's got everything you love about porters, a rich roasted coffee-esque taste, and the silky-smooth drinkability.
If Ninkasi's Oatis wasn't available year round (a definite fave of mine) I would definitely search this one out more often.
03-29-2012 02:42:15 | More by timtwoface
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
22 oz bottle from Fred Meyer,S.Salem. $3.79 Very dark coloured porter almost black , large creamy,thick tan head. aromas of toasted cereal,hay, slight cocoa. MM strange liquorice root flavours, then treacle and nuts..dark coffee bitterness in the back.. i like it! palate was just fine for style maybe even a bit thicker than usual i liked this..especially the liquorice/treacle taste
01-06-2012 01:38:53 | More by Reidrover
3.8/5 rDev +4.7%
Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours very dark brown, appearing black. Thin medium off-white head dissipates quickly to a ring, no lacing. Nice aroma of roasted and smoky malt. Flavor dominated by roasted malt and coffee and light hops. Finishes slightly dry and a bit starkly bitter. Overall the flavor is somewhat attenuated, perhaps because of the moderate ABV. Medium bodied. A satisfactory porter, flavors are pleasant but subdued.
01-15-2012 03:54:44 | More by LiquidAmber
3.75/5 rDev +3.3%
- Rich solid colored dark brown porter. Couple fingers of fluffy light light mocha tan head.. settles to a thin spotty creamy blanket, and leaves some lacing all about the glass.
- Very roasty in smell, lots of biscuity and sharp grain, light chocolate, and light bitter coffee notes. Surprisingly quite hoppy with very earthy, grassy, and herbal notes. Smells like this may be quite bitter.
- Indeed it is a very bitter porter, and it is also very good. I love the bitter grassy hops and how zesty bitter it is. Not a very sweet chocolatey malt bill, but more a zesty, crisp, and refreshing porter. I really dig the flavors here. Husky grains with only some light cocoa and coffee. Big resinous hops and earthy flare.
Mouth Feel: (3.5)
- Light to medium bodied, and very well carbonated. Bitter dry and a slight bit cloying. Leaves the tongue quite dry for sure. Not an overly creamy porter or sweet porter at all, but more so thinner like an IPA.
- This is a very interesting porter. It is almost more like a CDA. Very bitter and hoppy.. but not on the aroma and finishing end. Light sweetness, but more like a dark lager. Overall it is very crisp and refreshing, and is the kind of beer that would snap you out of a non-drinking kind of mood.
12-25-2011 01:23:11 | More by Docer
Renewale - 2012 Porter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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