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Great Lakes Brewing 25th Anniversary Robust Porter

Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Imperial Porter
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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WheatKing's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, - SEP 8, 2012
Sampled at the GCBF. Very dark. Nose, to me, is more similar to an imperial stout than a regular porter. Nose of tobacco, mouth of mint (yes), tobacco, coffee. This is even thicker than many imperial stouts I’ve tried.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Whatup14 (1209) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2015
Bouteille 650ml, gracieuseté de msjpearson, Thanks Mike! Couleur noire opaque, mousse moka foncée fuyante laissant un anneau sur les parois du verre ainsi qu’une fine dentelle. Arôme de noix, Bourbon, boisé, malt torréfié, café. Goût de Bourbon, boisé, vanille, noix, malt torréfié, chocolat noir. Carbonatation faible, corps moyen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4135) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2015
(GLB Project X, Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter, ABV= 7% IBU= 40). Merci Ferris! Beau porter brun foncé avec cette tête plus ou moins tenace mais assez belle. Nez fin d’où émanent des notes de bourbon, de réglisse, de chocolat, de caramel, de vanille et de café aromatisé. Fidèle aux effluves perçus à l’olfaction, il rappelle des flaveurs de bourbon caramélisé, de porter robuste et de noix de coco. Sa texture est crémeuse tandis que son corps est traversé par des bulles qui sont engourdies. Sa finale est coloré par le fût et loin de la grande amertume habituellement tracée par les houblons et le traitement des grains noircis. Bien bon ce truc!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (8939) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle - Cocoa and nice sweet bourbon notes with a touch of coconut. Jet brown with a light brown head. Dark sweet and bitter cocoa. A long sweet light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2015
750mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of intense bourbon, vanilla and a touch of roast. Flavour is dominated by the barrels, with notes of bourbon, oak and vanilla, followed by a touch of roast and cocoa. Pretty soft on the palate with a nice balance. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (6208) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
pours unclear dark brown, red tint, with a very nice and reviving light crema head, nice lacing sticking onto glass. chocolate-plenty, but mostly bitter coffee, espresso-like, soy sauce, licorice and other spices, resin and pine, some burnt caramel but mostly dark roastiness, sprucey, hint of smoke and leather, minerals and earthy notes without being abrasive. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, mineral, resinous and espresso medium long finish. everything in tis place. a solid if not robust porter. very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Single from the LCBO with a wax-covered cap, leaking-dry on the side of the neck. Pours a real dark brown colour with hardly any red highlights. Beautiful light brown coloured head, great retention and creamy thick lacing. Burnt malt scent with dark fruits (plums, raisins, dates) and notes of coffee, chocolate, nuts and biscuits. Quite smooth mouthfeel with no burning at all and medium-bodied. The taste is milder, as in well-balanced with pretty much all that is found in the nose. Decent hop flavours as well in the finish creating some nice bitterness with the roasted malts in the afteratste. This is quite a good porter with loads of aromas and tastes that goes down nicely. Hope they do this one again at one point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2013
In short: A solid roasted black ale. Simple and pleasant.
How: Bottle 750ml, consumed some 6+ months after I received the bottle from blankboy, thanks a lot Paul.
The look: Black body topped by a medium tan head.
In long: Nose is roasted, somewhat chocolaty, a hint of smoke, light notes black liquorice. Taste is indeed robust, well malted, highly roasted, chocolate cake icing, almonds, distant coffee, pleasant herbal hops, a certain spiciness (star anise). Very active carbonation, maybe a tiny bit overcarbonated. Rather dry at first with the roast and all with a certain creamy chocolaty sweetness in the after-taste. Nothing original here, it’s a roasted porter, but it gets the little things right. Quite enjoyable. Rating #5700 for my me, an achievement, and if I had a dollar for every time someone told me I should be proud of all my achievements I would have exactly one dollar, thanks mom!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
11th November 2012
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, semi dry. Dry dark malts, coffee and a touch of roast. Mild dark chocolate and dark fruits. Dry finish. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (1077) - - JUN 24, 2013
Black pour, medium carb, a thunbs worth of head. Bakers chocolate, roast, liquorice and some hops in the aroma. Starts off with chocolate, coffee, pine, anise, roasty. Medium body. slick mouthfeel. Excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2013
Pours an almost opaque black with big creamy light brown head that leaves good amounts of sticky lace up the glass and seems to settle . Aroma consists of roasted malts, some dark chocolate, and slightly earthy. Flavour is roasted malts just short of being burnt, dry coffee, dark chocolate and a mix of mild hop/dark malt bitterness. Tasty beer.

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