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

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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An American style Porter. 2013 Gold Medal - Canadian Brewing Awards.

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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (206) - - JAN 29, 2014
Cask on draught at WVRST. January 28, 2014. Decent porter from a brewery that makes beers I’m not usually interested in. Faint aroma. Dark, opaque beer (hard to see in dimly-lit restaurant). Bitter chocolate and coffee. Not quite as strong flavoured as I would have expected, but still a nice porter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1293) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Can. Black colour with a fast head. I find the aroma to be quite barley like at first then it goes all roast and chocolate like after with a hint of dust or something grainy. On the palate it proves to be chocolate and sweet like with a bittery finish. Decent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (842) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Cask days 2013. Bourbon Barrel-aged. Pours a very dark brown with a tan, ring head. Aroma has big notes bourbon with hints of roasted malts and chocolate.Taste is a semi-sweet bitter with a malty aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slick, oily, syrupy mouth feel but still very drinkable. Not overly Swwet. Well balanced.Overall very good. Would buy again to sip away at. Good show!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (722) - 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 (2723) - 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 (725) - 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 (3338) - 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 (2787) - 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 (1615) - 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!


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