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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Our award winning dark ale which is an original London style, lighter in body than a stout but with the same alcohol content. Brewed with pale, crystal, chocolate and black malts to create a creamy, smooth, roasted, slightly chocolate tasting ale with a bit of hoppiness in the finish. The name comes from the fact that after brewing, the mash is given to a local farmer and there can't be anything better than spent grain from brewing for fattening up a pig.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
In short: A low-sweetness nutty-fudge-cake porter with cigarette butt flavor. Acceptable
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed when probably 6 months of age. A bonus sent to me by Savvy1982, thanks Kyle
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is a bit smoky (cigarette butt), commercial fudge cake bars. Taste also has a commercial fudge cake bar flavor, like eating one of those Cadbury’s individually wrapped fudge bars. There was also that strange flavor that as an ex-smoker I can only describe as ‘chewing on a cigarette filter after smoking the cigarette’. Also some hazelnuts. And that’s pretty much it. Medium body a bit on the oily side. I didn’t care for the cigarette butt character of the beer but it wasn’t overwhelming and in the end it was quite drinkable even if unexciting. And if you can drink a beer called Pigs Ass without giggling all the way through, then clearly we don’t have the same level of maturity.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madvike (3087) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Bottle - Pours nearly opaque deep brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is chocolate, light roast, peanut butter, and rye bread. Taste is milky and lightly sweet, with a bit of light charred roast and a dark roast finish. Thin body and a bit of carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beernovice39 (3251) - Montana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
On tap at rhinoceros. Black with an off white top. Roasty scent with some earth and musty. Taste is roasty and metal.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Deryk (5) - Elgin, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
Great porter but like the name it causes the "pigs ass" effect in the flatulance department.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thb (748) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Dark brown with off-white head, lots of deep red showing through the edges. Chocolate, chicory, nuttiness lead the aroma charge here, with some dark fruit for backup. Disappointing cooked green pea a significant distraction. Manages to get a little bit cloying by the time you’re through a pint.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
Deep very dark brown in coulour with a very thick foamy brown head. Looks great. Strong coffee aroma with a lot of chocolate as well. Light body with a very strong coffee flavour, finishes in dark chocolate and dry roasty flavours. It is very good but it could use a lot more body. This is a pretty thin porter in my opinion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle a friend brought back from Montana. Pours a deep brown, almost black, with a small khaki head and a thin layer of yeast that settles at the bottom of the glass. The nose is a blend of caramel, cocoa, and a nondescript fruit note. On the light side of medium-bodied, the palate is fairly effervescent with a mineral quality at the finish. The flavor adds an almost smoky roasted malt flavor to notes found on the nose. It also has a lot less of the sweet fruitiness and adds a bit of salt to the mix. Overall, thus is an interesting porter. Thanks for bringing this back for me, Deana.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Moderately roasted dark malts, light chocolate, a little roasted nuts on the nose. Brown porter seemingly to me. Pours dark brown, thin off white head. Flavors of roasted malts, a little nutty, earthy, lightly sweet chocolate. Easy to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2884) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
64oz growler. Deep dark brown pour, ruby highlights. Fat beige head, nice and creamy with thick lace. Chocolate, caramel and roasted notes in the aroma. Taste has fudgey malts, caramel, coffee, roasty finish. Some lingering hops and coffee/roast at the end, leafy bitterness. Body and carbonation remained decent from the jug, pretty smooth overall. Enjoyable, good session beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hops99 (60) - Montana, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours a cola color with slight tan head. Very roasy and nutty scents in there. Taste is also roasty and very nutty with slight chocolate flavor. Palate is slightly thin for a porter but not bad. Overall this is a nice porter.


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