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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
An American style Porter. 2013 Gold Medal - Canadian Brewing Awards.

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probstblueribbon's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (1342) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2016
473ml can at Brothers. Dark brown with frothy beige head. Flavors are roasted cereals, chocolate, caramel and molasses with earthy and fruity notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (408) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
Pours pitch black with a small beige head. Aroma has notes of vanilla, and chocolate. Tasting notes include vanilla, chocolate, and coffee. Mouth feel is thick and carbonated. Not bad!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2016
Nitro pour at bar hop. Pours dark brown/black with an off white head. Milk choc aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Prunes, choc, coffee, light lemon, bitter choc... Smooth and very drinkable. More stout than porter, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tranquillity (1875) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
Draught at the brewery. Dark body, small brown head. The aroma is vanilla, the taste is burnt and woody.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5130) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Liquide assez brun pour être, d’un autre point de vue, presque noir. Mousse beige a priori épaisse. Dentelles qui décorent l’intérieur de mon verre. Le nez exhibe des parfums de malts rôtis teintés de chocolat et de café avec des houblons en terre et en herbes. Au goût, les céréales sont noires, torréfiées et légèrement brûlées. Les houblons sont se manifestent. Le chocolat s’invite et des saveurs de noix arrivent. En bouche, son corps est arrondi et la texture est crémeuse. En finale, l’amertume des malts est accompagné par des houblons et un effet chocolaté. Canette de 473 ml achetée sur place par une âme charitable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (352) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Doing things out of order. Just finished a Harry Porter curse of the Bourbon Vanilla Bean (or that is at least how I saw it.) Now to the original. Pours equally as dark as the bean version, but with a tan head that sticks around in a sheet. Nose is full of malts roasted with a little ash, and quite a bit of chocolate sweetness. (Here is hoping it’s not to like it’s overly sweet Vanilla version.) The taste ... much nicer. Not overly sweet. Lots of roasted malts, with some of that ashy-ness. Sweet, but not excessively so, with a good load of chocolate, finishing with a little hop bitterness. Not bad. More proof that sequels are never as good as the original.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (2319) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
Tap at Cheshire Cat. Pours cola black with lots of head and some lacing. Nose is roasted and dark fruit. Taste medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body with lively carbonation. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3883) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
Can - 473ml. Opaque black body with an average, lasting beige foamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with chocolate and roasty hints. Its robust malty/hoppy taste carries roasted coffee, oaky, brown sugar, and plummy notes. Ends with a long, strong bitter/roasty finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ester_ (124) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Black coulor, medium head. Aromas of sugar, malt, roasted malt, chocolated malt, leafy hops. Flavour of roasted malt black chocolate, leafy hops, sugar. Round mouthfeel. Couleur noire, moyen col de mousse beige. Arômes de sucre, malt, malt torréfié, malt chocolat, houblons feuillus. Saveurs de malt torréfié, chocolat noir, houblons feuillus, sucre. Ron en bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
Can from the brewery. Pitch black with tan head. Nose is sweet cola, chocolate and roasted malt. On the taste I get some sweet sugary malt, cola, vanilla, and a roasty chocolate finish.

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