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Bert Grantís Perfect Porter, a style of chocolate-brown ale, rose to fame during the 1700ís as a favorite refreshment of Industrial Revolution laborers including many working porters after whom it was named. Grantís Perfect Porter is full-bodied and brewed with imported Scottish peated malt that enhances its delicious chocolate character with a pleasant, lightly smoky flavor.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
swengolly (7) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2001 does not count
I had tasted this beer at a tasting in Seattle some years back, and thought it was one of the best beers Ive ever tasted. I have since drank it from the bottle, and it never quite tasted the same. It is still a nice and unique beer. Its worth seeking out for a try, especially if you can find it on tap. Im not sure if they changed the recipe from the time of the tasting to when I had found it in the bottle. If so, i wish they would change it back. If anyone knows please let me know.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 2, 2001
Very intriguing beer. Chocolate flavor slowly turns into a nice peat smoked flavor. Different but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cartel99 (19) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2001
A bit too carbonated. There is a pretty good smoke balance, but not too malty.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2594) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2001
Just not quite as flavorful or smooth as I like my porters. Other than that, itís not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
scrawfis (143) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2001
Slight hop and chocolate flavor followed by a strong, lasting smoky flavor. Smoke porters are not my favorite, but this one is decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2001
Chocolatey with a smokey taste, really good

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2000
Itís not perfect, but it is a reasonably flavourful light porter. Decent toastiness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2000
A decent, but somewhat reserved Porter. Nice chocolate, roasted malt aroma and flavor balanced by an appropriately mild hop presence. The few times Iíve tried this Iíve sensed a slight unpleasant mustiness. Could have been samples past their prime. (Its hard enough finding premier beer here in N. FLA nevermind fresh beer). A tad higher on the malt and original gravity may make this a bit more memorable.


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