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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
A drinkable platform to explore dark malt! The Blackstone Porter has ample body to support the flavours of chocolate and coffee derived from dark specialty malts. A surprisingly-quaffable session Porter, and the perfect companion to good conversation when the rain is lashing at the windows.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2226) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
So, am I really loving this because I haven’t had a porter in 72 years? Could be. Either way this is pretty fine. Big roasty aroma that thankfully doesn’t come across stiff - this one’s smoothed out around the edges. Deep roast, dark dark chocolate, nutmeg, bakers chocolate, coffee, sweet raspberries, biscuit. No surprise that it’s quite yummo. Piles upon piles of roasted to perfection malts, deep dark choco bitterness that really dries the mouth up, faint berries, milky stuff comes in near the finish then just churns itself into the dryness. As it warms - and I’ve been letting it do that liberally - the coffee comes out more early on and obviously on the finish with a real black coffee with no sugar/cream impression. Very tasty. Just over medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3074) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2015
650ml brown bottle. 6% abv on the label. Dark brown with ruby notes, big creamy brown cap. Aromas of cocoa/chocoalte. Taste of coffee, roast and cocoa. Dark coffee and roasted bitterness at the end. A nice big, rich porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2232) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2015
Very well done. Pours a rich dark and opaque black. Heavy and thick tan head disappears slowly. Nice and heavy roast aroma with cocoa, espresso and dark toasted notes. Rich and smooth with mild roast bitterness. Nicely done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5362) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle: Poured a black color porter with a nice dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of chocolate malt with light dry roasted notes is interesting. Taste is dominated by chocolate malt notes with some dry roasted malt and a dry aftertaste. Body is pretty full for style with nice creamy touch and good carbonation. Not a style that I seek often but this one was enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (909) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
stantheman (816) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (317) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3228) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2291) - 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

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