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Granville Island Porter (2008-2010)

Granville Island Porter (2008-2010)
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Formerly brewed at Granville Island (Taproom - MolsonCoors)
Style: Porter
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Porter originated in London England just prior to the industrial revolution. The name was adopted after the porters who worked the docks of London and drank copious amounts of this dark ale to sustain them. As a style of ale, Porter is the predecessor of Stout which was originally called “Stout (or strong) Porter”. Our Porter is a deep brown, almost black, colour with a red tint. It presents coffee—like roasted malt flavours and a dry finish.

Only available in our Granville Island Brewing retail store.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
A dark ruby red porter with a thin light moka head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate malt, and light British hops. In mouth, a nice sweetish chocolate and caramel, with good fragrant hops, coffee notes, medium bodied. Bottle tasted Nov. 27, with GRM and friends. Merci Jean-Sébastien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. Deep brown beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is pretty nice. Sweet chocolatey nose, a bit of herbal character in addition to the aroma. Flavour is sweet with a light cocoa/coffee flavour. It finishes fairly dry with a lingering toastiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (5101) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2009
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours a lasting creamy foam beige head and an opaque body. Nose of sour mash and roiasted malt. Flavours of big coffee and ashtray. Very interesting. Lasting creamy, smoked finish. 6/3/6/3/13

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2009
Limited Release 2009 - Sweet and fruity with notes of dates, raisins and brown sugar in the nose. Opaque, dark brown body with ruby highlights is topped by a low tan head that recedes to a thin cover. Sweetness in the mouth suggests chocolate milk. It’s pretty simple but quite tasty. Some of the fruity character appears in the aftertaste. Light balancing bitterness keeps the sweetness from getting too strong or sticky. Medium body with a slightly slick texture and moderate carbonation. Enjoyable... Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at the BCLS at Hellsgate in Jan-09.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4190) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2009
nice roasty aroma with touches of brown sugar, and some coffee. a smooth creamy mouthfeel, with more roast, and coffee, a nice porter, nothing extraordinary, but solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3840) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2009
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Pleasant light roast and brown sugar nose.Light roast and dry malt profile, light bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3768) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Brown bottle, 650 ml, tasted with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on November 27 2009; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, milk chocolate, resinous hops, light coffee, roasting; mouth: roasted malt, chocolate milk, resinous hops, light coffee, roasting, finale in light roasted malt with presence of chocolate milk, lightly lactic, average carbonation, lightly acrid and bitter; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, bue avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 27 novembre 2009; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : malt rôti, chocolat au lait, houblon résineux, léger café, torréfaction; bouche : malt rôti, chocolat au lait, houblon résineux, léger café, torréfaction, finale en léger malt torréfié avec présence de lait au chocolat, légèrement lactique, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement âcre et amère; en résumé : bien aimé

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, nearly opaque color with orange highlights. The head was light brown. There was a distinct metallic aroma reminiscent of the way your hands smell after handling a bunch of coins. There was also some chocolate and a bit of roasty malt. Medium bodied and delicately sweet up front. Dry at the end with accompanying roasty bitterness/acidity. The flavor profile included the likes of cola, chocolate, and burnt malt. Improved somewhat after warming up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle shared JoeMcPhee. Thank you. Deep ruby colour. Thin brown head with a clinging lace. Rich syrupy ale. Berries in the flavour. Deliciously made porter. Smooth texture and finish of coffee and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2009 Pours a dark ruby-brown with a thick, lasting head and completely coating lacing. Aroma is sweet and fruity with notes of fig. Lovely sweet taste, but not disgustingly so. Creamy, buttery, light chocolate, just a hint of alcohol. Decent carb, nice thick body. I am really digging this lovely quaffable porter, and wish it would replace the bland "christmas pudding" porters supplied to local restaurants.

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