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Driftwood Blackstone Porter
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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Porter
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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With just enough dark malt to be black this Porter leans toward the dry side in its malt profile. The addition of a partial sour mash (not uncommon in pre-Industrial Revolution Porters) lends a subtle tartness to the bittersweet chocolate flavour that dominates.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (884) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Dark brown pour with medium sized beige head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, hint of coffee and faint citrus. Taste of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate, faint coffee and a very faint tart sourness coming through on the slightly dry finish. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, nicely balanced, good porter.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (767) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
On tap at John B Pub in Coquitlam. A black beer with a whitish head. Sweet and darkly malty on the tongue. A decent porter. 3.3.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (266) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Tall bottle. Dark not much in the way of head. Not much aroma. Mild smokey chocolate taste. Soft tart finish. Decent porter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3207) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 25, 2014
650ml bottle, black, dark brown color, with a tan-colored head. Mild brown chocolate, cocoa, dark bitter chocolate, light coffee nose, with some mocha, burnt chocolate pie crust, burnt dark fruit, roasted, chocolate, wheat malt accents in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a mild sweet dark bitter chocolate, mocha, coffee, roasted, chocolate, black, toasted, wheat malty character, with a burnt toast, burnt molasses, faint sweet burnt dark dried fruit, Tootsie Roll chocolate candy flavour, leading towards a chocolatey, light coffeeish, mocha, lingering roasty bitterness finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Whids (60) - - OCT 12, 2014
650 ml bottle. Big, bold Porter. Pours dark opaque brown with thin head. Big malt and bitter chocolate flavour. Medium body with average carbonation. Not my favourite style of beer, but this beer is fairly well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2232) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
Tap at The Alibi Room, Vancouver. Pours a dark brown/black with a red edge.,aroma has dark and candy choc with coffee. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Dark choc, lemon, coffee, light treacle, vanilla, light rum... It's nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (7578) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle - Dark chocolate and roast malts. Jet black with a nice brown head. Tastes just as it smells. Super solid porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2978) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
Draught. Black with a red hue, medium head. Aroma is toasted chocolate malt and dried fruit. Aroma is roast and smoke, a little bitter chocolate on a long toast finish

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (760) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Poured from 650mL bottle (cap printed "bottled Nov 13, 2013"). Dark black, creamy look, full tan head. Aroma is predominantly roast malt and coffee. Taste is the same. Medium body, milky texture, quick finish. Didn’t get any chocolate like some others got, perhaps the fact a significant number of other raters did get chocolate and a significant number of others did not suggests a fair bit of inconsistency between batches.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (1006) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 Noir avec une mousse marron riche. L’arôme de caoco et malt. Le goût est d’abord du caoco ensuite une mélange de caoco et malt avec une amertume légère en finale. Carbonation moyenne. Très bien équilibré, très bonne! Je dirai que c’est peut être un petit peu trop sucré.


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