Renewale - 2012 Porter | Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Renewale - 2012 PorterRenewale - 2012 Porter

Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Docer on 12-25-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.35/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber
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.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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3.9/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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

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3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Renewale - 2012 Porter from Ninkasi Brewing Company
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