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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: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


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4.1
   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3062) - 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 (1866) - 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 (4958) - 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 (2619) - 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 (602) - 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 (800) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1070) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
Pours a very dark opaque brown with a thin but consistent tan head with a touch of spotty lace up the glass. Aroma consists of roasted malts just short of being burnt, black malt, chocolate, coffee, and bready. Flavour is lightly burnt, coffee, chocolate, and a slight dark malt dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1333) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2013
Pours a clear black with a red hue and a frothy brown cap that leaves some lacing. Aroma of chocolate, sweet dried fruits,, roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. Taste is smokey roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and a nice spicy/tart hop flavor. Excellent easy drinking robust porter.


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