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Great Lakes Brewery Simple Porter

Great Lakes Brewery Simple Porter
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Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 111   ABV: 3.7%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6073-20131127] Tap. Roasted malt and burnt toast crumbs aroma. Black body with a medium-lasting foamy dark brown head. More burnt toast and roasted grains in the flavour. Full big body is certainly not boozy but the bitterness is deceptive. Tasty, quite roasted and filling though. (7/3/8-/3/15) 3.6
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (1095) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
650ml Project X bottle from GLB. Pours nearly black with a three finger, dark mocha head that thins and leaves good looking lacing. Looks great. Aroma has big notes of bitter and milk chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Yum. Taste is balanced. Starts off slightly fruity then quickly moves to notes of roasted coffee and chocolate ending in an almost espresso bitter finish. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Full and creamy in the mouth with an almost prickly carbonation and a dry finish. Overall very tasty. Large roasted malt notes with a bold bitterness. So much flavour for 3.7%. Would get again in a heartbeat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Hardrock 42 in Sudbury. Black pour, big mocha head. Great roasted malt aromas, touches of cocoa, and coffee, with some very slight, but present resinous hops. The mouth feel is perfect along with the carb. The finish is green, with a great subtle, yet solid dose of piney, resinous hops. These hops balance incredibly well with the solid roasted malt flavors. At 3.7% this is a great session porter, excellent!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2906) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
X Project Black pour with a quarter inch thick tan head nice and thick frothy head and lots of striped lacing ... aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malts nice dark roasted bitter aroma .... taste is of dark chocolate and roasted malts ... def not a simple porter this has some nice bitter hoppy flavors to it .... finish is dry and bitter roasted dark chocolate ... has some nice body to it drinks more like a stout .... loved it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neongolden (1254) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
(On tap at Bryden’s, Jan 11 2013) Pours black with a decent head of dense pale tan froth, faded fairly slowly leaving a carpet of lace. Aroma roast malt-forward, somewhat sweet, light cocoa and coffee accents, a little fruity hop on the nose too. Flavour again has roasted malts to the fore, the roast not super-high though leaving some real nice malt sweetness and heft. Milk chocolate and light coffee too, some raisin-like fruitiness that could be combined malt/hops. Finish has light roast and a little hops, lightly bitter and a touch ’green’, lingering malt. Body fairly light but impressive for ABV, carb fairly soft. I was really impressed by substance and depth of flavour for the ABV, and it’s extremely drinkable. Great job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3432) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
On tap at Volo. A nice dark brown nitro pour with a large, creamy light tan head. Aroma is quite roasty with chocolate malts and hints of anise. Flavour likewise - quite impressive given the ABV. Creamy nitro mouthfeel. Lingering roast in finish. This is full of flavour but ridiculously easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
[Draught at Bar Hop] Pours a nice-looking, very dark amber-brown, almost black, with an average size long-lasting creamy beige head and lots of lacing on the glass. Mild but pleasant aroma of roasted malt and notes of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, light coffee, milk chocolate and a really quick finish. Average to medium bodied. Simple, like the name says, but quite enjoyable as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Nitro at Bar Hop. Good roast. Big black, oily mouthfeel. Back to basics from all the fruity stuff on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2013
Dark black pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is great. A lot of light chocolate and some roasted coffee along with a bit of chewy malt sweetness. Has a surprising amount of body and sweetness with a touch of peppery character. Lovely beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2013
2013-11-27. Black body with a nice tan head and lace. Aroma is interesting with notes of dusty cocoa and dark malt. Light roast character. Flavour is tasty,sweet dark malt, light fruity character is vaguely fruity, citrus hops maybe? Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate, modest soft carbonation. Subtle but lovely stuff and super for the abv! Mild yet rich at the same time, perfect for a winter session! Really liked this one. On tap at Volo, Toronto

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