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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewing (Ontario)
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An American style Porter. 2013 Gold Medal - Canadian Brewing Awards.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (598) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 (Project X bottle from the brewery) From what I can see (consumed by candlelight the night of the great Toronto flood), pours an extremely dark brown with a head of tan foam, light lace. Aroma heavy on roast, dark chocolate, bitter, grassy hops, a little coffee and smoke. Flavour follows the aroma, toffee malts underlie what is a roast/chocolate/coffee porter body with a reasonable helping of herbal hops, light dried fruit and some smokiness. Finishes on the dry side with roast, smoke, some hops bitterness, a little thin. Body is fairly light, over-carbed, no booze. This is a pretty good porter, but I’m coming to the conclusion that "ordinary" porters are just not quite my thing. The GL Robust Porter blows this into the weeds.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2612) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
650 ml (Project X) bottle from brewery. Pours an ultra dark brown with dense light brown head. Roasty cocoa, espresso and fruity hints in the aroma. Flavour is fairly rich roasty/smoky malt with strong cocoa presence, some coffee and gentle notes of dark, dried fruit. Average plus body. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
Dark rich brown caramel color. Nose of sweet floral molases. Awsome thin light head. Finishes crisp with just the right bitterness. A wonderfull porter!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (660) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Pours Alberta Oil Sands burst pipeline black with a 1/2 finger milk head. Water toffee & rich dark coffee on the tongue. Love the concept of this project x series. These guys know how to brew & they know how to market. Thanks to steamwhistle lovin guy who works there for pushing this on me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3158) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pretty good porter. Lots of chocolate, some grape juice, and cocoa. Slick mouthfeel and a nice tan head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Viper666 (2763) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2013
Bouteille 650ml sous le nom de "GLB Project X Harry Porter", courtoisie de johnsense. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de café, de malt rôti, léger de chocolat noir et de crème brûlée avec des petites notes fumées (tourbe) et de houblon herbeux aux faibles traces terreuses. Moyennement ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen ainsi qu’une texture léger-moyen crémeuse. Léger goût de crème brûlée (faibles notes lactiques) avec un léger goût de malt fumé (fumée de bois, traces de tourbe) et quelques traces de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute un goût de malt rôti et légèrement brûlé avec un léger goût de chocolat noir ainsi que des traces de mélasse brûlée puis à mesure que l’on progresse vers la finale, un goût de café noir vient se rajouter jusqu’en finale, où il est appuyé par une légère amertume de houblon herbeux aux faibles traces terreuses. Post-goût long et sec, moyennement amer de rôti / brûlé, moyen de café, léger de houblon herbeux et de chocolat noir avec de faibles traces de fumée de bois.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1602) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
On tap @Imbibe - deep lushious brown-black ale with a frothy 2 finger cap. Aroma is pungent roasty aromas over light sweetness with some grassiness. Sturdy body, very smooth and viscous. Flavor is coffee-cocoa maltiness with enough bittering to ballance light sweetness vanishes in the long wet bittering finish, nice roasty snap at the end. A world class porter every bit as good if not better than Meantime. Well done GLB!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10563) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, powderyt bitter chocolate with British hops and coffee. In mouth, powdery dry bitter chcolate with grassy hops, coffee grindsn good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3106) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2013
Half point at the Loon. Deep brown black with a small mocha head. Decent black coffee and dark chocolate, cold and tight, a touch of tang, a touch smokey. Medium body with plucky effervescence. Reasonable coffee, a little leafy hops stern and stark, a little molasses and a touch of smoke; dry with decent bitterness and a fair long black coffee finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (1985) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle from.the brewery. First thing I noticed is that it is a little thin, even for a porter. A pleasant porter, a little on the sweet side, but nothing particularly distinctive about it.


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