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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Local Distribution

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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9427) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a grassy chocolate malt, lightly powdery. In mouth, a nice grassy bitter chocolate with roasted character, grassy hops, coffee grinds. Shared with GRM, Pushkinwow, and Ian, March 8 2013.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bunget (436) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
500ml bottle. Deep mahogany-brown body, medium mocha head with good retention. Aroma of lightly roasted malts, caramel, a touch of wood, chocolate, maple syrup. Tastes of caramel upfront, then roasted malt, light herbal hops. Dry and light. Intense carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bretteux (158) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
Un liquide brun très foncé avec un col mousseux qui demeure.Arômes de grains torréfiés et de malt.Des saveur de rôtis ,de torréfaction et de chocolat noire.Une porter qui se tient bien parmi ses concurrentes québécoises.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whatup14 (583) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 22, 2013
Bouteille 500ml. Couleur noire avec des reflets rougeâtres, mousse moka aérienne. Arôme métallique, malt torréfié, herbes?, houblon léger, café léger. Goût de malt torréfié, café léger en arrière-goût, saveurs pratiquement absente. Carbonation élevée, corps moyen-mince, un peu aqueuse.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (1743) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2013
Meilleure en fût qu’en bouteille, un peu d’astringence en fin de bouche sinon c’est exactement sur le style...sans en faire plus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fred182 (305) - valleyfield, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
Bouteille de 500ml, robe d’un noire intense, arôme de café et chocolat, goût de moka bien torréfié.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5371) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
[4946-20121116] 341mL bottle. Toasted and lightly char-smoked bread aroma. Slightly hazy, dark reddish cola body with a quick foamy light brown head. Burnt grainy bread and toasted grains flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o JoeMcPhee, w/ him, jercraigs, Radek Kliber)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Légère odeur de céréales grillées et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées avec une pointe de chocolat et de fruité. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de céréales grillées en arrière goût. (Rating #4410)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
2012-11-16. Very dark brown-black body, small tan head. 3+ Dry dusty, lightly roasty malt aroma. 6+ Flavour is similar, lightly sweet, nice dry dusy roast is mild, light bitterness. Average palate. Okay. Bottle from Au Coin Duluth, Montreal

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (3779) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
pours dark brown with a decent light beige head, some retention, shy lacing. chocolate and caramel, some maple - very hint of sweetness too, dry grassiness, decent roastiness, faint resin, some fruitiness - even some bananas. average carbonation, nice grassy-bitter coffee finish, light body - not necessarily watery, but was sure impressed how it was easily quaffable.


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