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


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Porter anglais

Les patrons des pubs près du port et des gares de Londres servaient jadis aux porteurs de bagages un mélange de deux ou trois bières issues de barils ne trouvant pas preneur. Les brasseurs développèrent alors une bière nommée Entire, intégrant les attributs du mélange : brune, maltée, caramélisée, un peu sucrée, à peine brûlée et pas trop forte en alcool. Idéale pour faire le plein d’énergie à peu de frais sans s’arrêter longtemps pour manger, elle devint la Porter’s Beer. En souvenir de cette ère, nous avons créé le Big Ben Porter, modérément sec et aux saveurs de malts caramélisés un peu brûlés. Les houblons anglais lui ajoutent une légère amertume, ce qui équilibre le tout.

A few hundred years ago, pub owners near the London port and train stations were known to serve local porters a cheap blend of beer comprised of the remains of two or three brews that they could not sell. An ideal, inexpensive beverage to replenish one’s energy, it became known as “Porter’s Beer.” As its popularity grew, brewers then developed a beer called Entire Butt, incorporating various attributes of the original mixture to create a slightly sweet, malty brown beer with lightly burnt caramel notes. It is in homage to this era that our Big Ben Porter was created. Moderately dry with flavors of slightly burnt caramel malts and English hops to bring a light bitterness and balance it all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3078) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights. The head is creamy, beige, has good retention and leaves lots of dirty-sticky lacing. Aromas of roasted malts with notes of coffee and chocolate. The mouthfeel is wet with a little creaminess to it. The taste is mild as well, so goes down nicely and not too heavy. Mostly roasted malts with the burnt aspect lingering a bit in the aftertaste. Hints of dark fruits and coffee. Not sure about the porter style, other than being light in the mouth. Seems more like a watered-down stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (3333) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a really small/weak head that disappears in an heartbeat. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee. Taste is sweet but not too much with a slight roasted malt bitterness (pretty sure it isn’t from the hops in fact). A little ash in the flavor but nothing disturbing. Body is light, lighter than it should be really. Still, not a disaster. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
Bouteille 50cl, bottled on 02/2013. Brune col crémeux beige. Arôme est malté, grains, légère note de noisette sur un caramel moyen, fini chocolaté. Palais est malté, léger caramel, note rappelant un toffee avec un grillé léger. Garde ici aussi un rappel noisette, fini sec ponctué par une note chocolat-cacao. Amertume citronnée arrive en fin de bouche avec un arrière-goût lactose-toffee entre douceur et amertume.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cargo150 (1289) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2013
De couleur noire-Brune assez foncé avec un beau col beige assez épais. Nez de malt grillé. En bouche c’est assez complexe en même temps d’être assez lourd a boire. Malt grillé,caramel et café. Pas vraiment mon style, je n’aime pas vraiment les porter un peu trop sec pour moi et dure a boire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbigrey (112) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
not a porter huge fan but I like this one! not too dark... I was expecting may be a little more bitter but the hop just feels strong without being too overwhelming... smooth rosted malt taste and chocolate smells without being sweet. the head dd not impress me. it was not really effervescent ... une or two finger when poured but disapeared very quickly.... have it a try!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jauneattend (76) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fredster31 (44) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (150) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (7627) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (9542) - 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.

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