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


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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (5414) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5706) - 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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7790) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4292) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Bottle 500 ml
Aroma: some sweet frontal sweetness , mild roast , fairly hoppy side. Refreshing.
Look: dark brown with beige fine creamy top. 3+
Taste/palate: Medium bodied. Chocolate with roast , mineral, tad metallic dry roast feel. Dry end . Good , with character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2723) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle (500 ml). Dark brown with a small off-white head and little lacing. Aroma is smooth with notes of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet with notes of caramel and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is thin and almost watery. Fairly drinkable for a porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
Deep brown-black pour. The aroma is a little bit light. Some toasted malt and a bit of light molasses. Medium-bodied and a bit hoppy. Softly spicy and a little bit noble. A touch of pepper and some lingering hoppiness. Pretty nice actually. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
Picked up a 500ml bottle from Broue Haha just because. Mahogany brown with a biege head that fades. Nice roasted malt, light coffee, hint of sweetness and chocolate. Mild carbonation, moderate to mild body, somewhat sweet, bit of a strange vegetable tinge, some chocolate and malt on the finish, Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
Bouteille 500ml. De couleur brune très foncée et quasi-opaque. Nez de grains de malt rôti, léger de café, de chocolat noir et de houblon herbeux avec des traces de caramel sucré. Moyenne-mince en bouche avec un pétillement moyen aisni qu’une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faibles traces fruitées et de fumée de bois lors de l’entrée en bouche et qui font place rapidement à un goût de malt rôti ainsi que des notes de chocolat noir et quelques subtiles traces de caramel puis en finale l’on retrouve une légère amertume de houblon herbeux et de café doux. Post-goût moyen et moyen-léger amer de grains rôtis, léger de houblon herbeux et avec des notes de café.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Quevillon (2475) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
Drank on tap (6 oz) at Saint-Graal (Ste. Therese, Quebec) on October 20, 2012. Very dark brown, small head. Roasted barley aroma, a little sweet and very light. Barley taste very raw, very bitter notes of chocolate, coffee bean, aftertaste of creamy cereal. Very faithful to its style!

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