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Half Pints Pothole Porter

Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Baltic Porter
Winnipeg, Canada


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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Finally, something to look forward to this Pothole season! Brewed using pale, crystal, chocolate, and melanoidin malts. Finish hopped with UK Fuggles, and aged with french oak. Cool fermented and lagered out for a sweet, toasty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brettsky06 (61) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 26, 2016
Dark brown color, light chocolate and caramel aromas. Taste is sweet chocolate, oak and some dark fruit. Easily the best porter I’ve ever had

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1296) - CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Pours clear ruby brown with one finger of dense light beige head, good retention and minimal lacing. (4/5) Nose is roasty malt, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, oak. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter. (7/10) Full body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering and slightly warming bitter finish. (4/5) Nice solid porter - full body supporting nice roasted malt notes of cocoa and espresso, with just a little herbal hop bitterness and some faint woody complexity. Porters aren’t typically my favourites, but this is a pretty well-balanced performer. (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vadie (1184) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Noir très sombre avec une petite mousse stable marron foncé. L’arôme du chocolat, melasse, malt torréfié et un peu de chêne. Le goût est d’abord du chocolat puis du malt torréfié avec une finale assez amer pour un porter, très bonne! Onctueux en bouche, presque épais.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (13267) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, chocolate cake, vanilla, toasted dark breads, soft oak and coffee. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1508) - Nevada, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Much appreciation to cards04 for this one. Deep brown with a tan head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma. Some oak. Sweet and toasted. Good body with a real cocoa finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbudd19 (981) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
Bottle. Thick imperial stout like pour with a nice finger of of creamy chocolate head with good staying power. Aroma, chocolate, roast, coffee, and some mild hops. Taste, medium mouthfeel, chocolate, some nice hops, some sharpness from the oak, roasted malts and a big coffee aftertaste. Overall, a really well crafted porter, with nice balance, and a solid amount of complexity. Well done!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (1034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
On tap, at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Dark brown pour. Fairly light aromas, sweet caramel, banana and chocolate notes. Flavour has notes of raisins, plums, cocoa, smoke, and nuts. Full bodied and complex, and nicely balanced. Very good porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (820) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
Drank with Thijs while playing Catan 25-1-2013. Nice dark beer. Strong coffew smell. Coffee taste, a bit smoaked, is dominant in the beginning. It continues however with nice balance, also a slight sweetness. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (10771) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle - Chocolate and roast malts. Jet black with a dark brown but substantial head. Bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and some slight oak and a touch of alcohol heat at the finish. Full bodied and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
22 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass. Pours black with a moderate tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of lace. The nose has dry roasted malts, along with espresso and dark chocolate. A subtle hint of herbal hops is present as well. The flavour is slightly sweet with roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of coffee, along with a touch of herbal hops. The finish is long, roasty and spicy with a slight resinous hop quality. On the palate, it is medium-full with a smooth creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice porter with espresso notes and dry, roasted malts. 2013-05-03

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