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

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RATINGS: 55   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
bottle, lighter bodied black pour, roasted malts, chocolate notes in both aroma & flavor. chalky notes. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (24) - - APR 13, 2014
Pours very dark brown with cherry red hi-lights. Off-white head. Very little lacing On the nose, dark bitter chocolate and burnt coffee. The palate is surprisingly light, liquidy, and less creamy than anticipated. Sweeter than some Porters I have had, but not overpoweringly so. A hard one to categorize and a bit of a mish-mash of styles, but I guess that is what they were going for after reading the label. A quality brew definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Noire-Brune au col crémeux et beige. Arôme de céréal, café et chocolat. La saveur est malté, chocolat-cacao. Amertume toute en douceur et amertume légère

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stytheduke (30) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Une bière noire qui se veut très rafraîchissante et qui prend même le rôle de plusieurs bières d’été. Elle est douce et descend bien dans la gorge, sans anicroches. Les arômes de malts grillés, torréfiés ainsi que de caramel chaud sont présentes. Des odeurs qui donnent l’eau à la bouche. Une belle couleur noire et même des teintes de bois d’acajou mis à la lumière. La bière a peu d’effervescence, mais cela aide à sa facilité à la boire. Une bière avec un bon goût torréfié, brûlé, fumé un peu même. Les saveurs de houblons anglais sont un peu présentes et n’amène pas grand amertume. L’amertume semble plutôt apportée par le côté chocolaté. Une bière qui me rappelle des noix dans le chocolat! :)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sanselmo (5) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Grand fan de porter mais trop d’amertume, bon au départ mais un arrière goût moyen, belle couleur et col

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2119) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (985) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6326) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cargo150 (420) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbigrey (35) - 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!


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