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Great Lakes Brewing Harry Porter

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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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Helsdon (274) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1702) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3336) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ester_ (120) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deepeary (281) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (759) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from 473mL can. Near black with tan head. Coffee and roast malt predominant with notes of milk chocolate rounding things out.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (106) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Picked it up straight from the brewery. 500ml tall can. Nice people. Nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (702) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
650ml bottle from the lcbo Nice vanilla aroma but once again not a huge fan of vanilla beers

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (350) - - MAR 19, 2014
On the nose some nice burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Taste wise, while those same flavours are coming through, there is a surprising sweetness on the back of the tongue. This is not a bitter Porter. Liked this one quite a bit

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop (Toronto). Dark brown with mocha head. Chocolate, vanilla, hint of smoke, quite sweet, underlying semi-roasted malt. High carbonation, mild+ body, chocolate cake with a hint of hazelnut, sweet but dry on finish, reminds me of Rogue Chocolate Stout.


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