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

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.68/5.0   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hstreet (70) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matt7215 (2169) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
jeff purchased this bomber from great lakes. project x berts reserve stach bottle, necktag, simply said " Porter, 40 IBUs, 6.5%" i have no idea if this is an alias to one of the other great lakes porters. jeff shared thiswith me and joel. deep brown with a tan head. aroma, nice roasty malts and well hopped. theflavour is on the hoppy side of balanced. super drinkable, really nice american style porter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pootzboy (1590) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
Cask at C’est What. Deep black pour with a tight brown head. The aroma has a lot of cocoa and some softly roasty. There is a little bit of roast and some chewy herbal aroma. Soft and a little bit earthy. Some chewy character as well as a touch of black patent malt. A lot of roast and a fairly assertive bitterness along with a little bit of toast as well. Really tasty stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (2362) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6030) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at at Rhino for Project X. Pours a nice looking very dark brown with ruby highlights and a small diminishing creamy light-brown head. Aroma starts with coffee followed by roasted malt and some chocolate. Delicious flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, cream, some light leafy hops and a roasty bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. One of the best Porters I’ve had in quite a while, fantastic.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2664) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2012
On tap at C’est What? Appearance: pitch black, mocha coloured head. Aroma: Slightly smoky, chocolate, sweet, creamy, a little coffee too, nice! Flavour: Nicely smoked at first, lovely chocolate and leather notes with a beautiful coffee, a little cloves, long tangy chocolate and leather finish. Quite lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (3087) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap at The Burger Bar. Jet black pour, with a big rocky beige head. Amazing roasted malt aroma, touches of vanilla, wood, and some coffee. Decent mouthfeel, and a solid carbonation. the flavor was super satisfying. Roasty, burnt coffee, and some great vanilla finish. what a great porter, please bottle this!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cyrenaica (966) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2012
550ml draught
6.2% ABV
I tried this beer on draught at "C’est What" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a coca-cola colour with a creamy tan head that lasted. The aroma was weak roasted malt, smoke, molasses, and coffee. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was slightly sweet malt, some dark fruit, smoked wood, and coffee. A very good porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (2921) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2013
Pretty good porter. Lots of chocolate, some grape juice, and cocoa. Slick mouthfeel and a nice tan head.


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