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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Porter
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pub owners near the London port and train stations were known many years back to serve local porters a cheap mix made of two or three brews that they could not sell. Local brewers then created a beer named Entire that included the main profile of the mix: brown, malty, slightly sweet, with a touch of burnt caramel flavor and not too strong in alcohol. It was the ideal inexpensive beverage to replenish one’s energy without taking the time to have a full meal. It became the Porter’s Beer. In remembrance of this era we created our Big Ben Porter, moderately dry, with flavors of slightly burnt caramel malts. The English hops are bringing a light bitterness to balance it all.


2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jauneattend (43) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Couleur mélasse, cette bière a autant un goût fruité et de houblon au debut, autant la fin a un goût café/caramel. Sûrement très bon avec une grande variété de fromage

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredster31 (38) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
Couleur noire avec des reflets rougeâtres.Arôme faible de malt torréfié.En bouche goût faible de café.Représente bien le style porter anglais.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (76) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dark brown-black with a generous brown head that fades to two-finger white foam, fading gradually to a nice head. 8/10 Aroma: Nice medium notes of coffee and roast malt, with a pleasantly balanced bitterness. 8/10 Taste: Sour-sweet cocoa on the tongue fading with a pleasantly sour light bitterness on the mid-back of the tongue. 18/20 Palate: Smooth and thick across the tongue, flat, fizzy at the back of the tongue and roof, very mild astringency. Long pleasant finish of cocoa and chocolate. 8/10 Overall: All in all, this is a world champion beer. While no particular element of it entirely stands out, there is no weakness or flaw at all to be found in this porter. Perfectly harmonious in its balance, and tastes great from 6 celsius to 20 celsius temperature range! 18/20.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (2999) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Light bitter coffee and nut. Pours syrupy-looking reddish black, though texture is more on the thick than syrupy side. No head or lacing. Some roast malt. Light bitter finish. Average carbonation. Palate isn’t very complex.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife. Dark, but not too dark, with golden highlights and a mediocre beige head. Aroma is sweet roast, light coffee. The palate delivers dark caramel and roast in equal portions, but the profile is thin and the sweetness has a nagging cola-like quality for me. Just okay, especially after À La Fût’s excellent porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
Sample, brown bottle, 500 ml, bottled on 7/12, purchased at Broue Ha Ha, savoured on March 8 2013; eye: dark brown, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, coffee, light dusty, slight cocoa; mouth: roasted barley, light coffee, slight dusty, slight cocoa, finale in roasted barley with dusty presence, medium body, average carbonation, lightly bitter, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANÇAIS Échantillon, bouteille brune, 500 ml, embouteillée le 7/12, achetée chez Broue Ha Ha, savourée le 8 mars 2013; œil : brun foncé, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café, léger poussière, très léger cacao; bouche : orge torréfiée, léger café, très léger poussière, très léger cacao, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de poussière, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement amère, un peu mince; en résumé : correct

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1025) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 10, 2013
Arômes de fruits et de confitures dans ce liquide rouge-noir surmonté d’une petite mousse couleur crème. Semble mince. Au goût, un brin de grains torréfiés (café), mais ce n’est pas eux qui prennent le plus gros de la place : on dénote des fruits confits, des sucres maltés plutôt doux, et un houblon légèrement amer à la fin. C’est une version originale, et probablement plus fidèle au style que les porters auxquels nous sommes habitués, mais malgré tout, on n’est pas enchanté, peut-être parce qu’elle cache mal son côté aqueux.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (1138) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2013
Nice one! Pours pitch black with light tan head that leaves a ring. Some lacing. Nose is chocolate with some roasted malt. Aromas of light espresso, some chocolate, some dark fruit, burnt toast. Nothing too extreme. Tastes are medium sweet, little bit of bitter. Mouthfeel is medium creamy with lively carbonation. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
A nice porter with a pleasant mellow roasty character underneath a semi sweet chocolate aroma. Smooth and nicely bittered to style with cocoa and touches of English toffee. Dark brown with shades of red under a nice light brown sugar toned head. Very drinkable worth seeking.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle [500ml]. Pours a very dark brown with a large semi-lasting frothy tan head. Some lacing on the glass. Aroma of eggshells, dry and malty, along with some chocolate, light hops, fruit and a hint of metallic notes. Flavour of roasted malt and chocolate followed by light grassy hops, fruit and some coffee. Average to medium bodied. Not great, but pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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