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


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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, - APR 24, 2013
really impressed with this one really great smell of choc. and pretty much exactly what you would expect a porter to taste like nice dark color with a great white slightly brown head and taste a bitter sweet rich smooth taste that stays and gets better hell fucking yea driftwood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5272) - 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 (899) - 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 (307) - 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 (3222) - 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 (2286) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (8510) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (3111) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pictoman (813) - 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.

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