Brewed by Highlander Brew Co.
Style: Porter
South River, Canada


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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Dark full body porter. Black patent malt and subtle hints of dark chocolate. Wonderful nose with hints of beech smoke, and a refreshing finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
2014-08-01. Black body small beige head. 3+ Aroma has earthy vegetal smoke character over muted sweet dark malt. Lingering light smoke. Flavour is odd, mild smoke is pervasive. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Did not care for it. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
OntBeerDrinker (474) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Light salty meaty peated smoke smell and some dark malt smell. Jet black with a little amber red bottom. Medium bodied. Some sips are a malty dark beer with a light but noticale little smokeyness and some sips are like drinking a light smoky cola and there is a tad little sourness also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7577) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Dark reddish brown, nice smoky aroma, a little meaty, a little campfire, with underlying dark malts. The smoke is much more subdued on the palate, with simple roast taking over. Noticeably thin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thb (740) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Dark brown, ample fizzy and fizzling rocky head. Aroma is smoke, leather, toast. Similar taste once you sip it...really quite smoky. Quite a bit of sweetness too that is unusual. Fruits and berries on the finish, before the smoke blows in. Without the smoke, I think this would be a really strange beer. The smoke masks some of that.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (167) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
It looks a lot worse than it tastes. Has small brown head that dissapears in no time at all. No carbonation at all, pretty flat. That being said, it tastes quite decent. Toasty dark bread and very faint smoke. Almost opaque garnet black with clear highlights. It has low bitterness and sticky smooth finish. Body is not overly heavy as you would expect, but medium thickness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2674) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Toasty dark bread and very faint smoke. Almost opaque garnet black with clear highlights. Sweet toasty vanilla and hazelnut flavour with low bitterness. Medium full body, moderate carbonation, sticky smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (6904) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle - Bacony smoked malts and some dark fruit. Jet black with a rich beige head. Roasted malts, burnt toast and some chocolate. Not much smoke in the taste, but still nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1159) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle to pint glass Dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and something sour. Deep reddish brown with a 5mm creamy tan head. Chocolate, hazelnut, with a hint of smoke.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (606) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2014
650ml bottle. Dark brown body with reddish tones, small dense latte head with excellent retention. Aroma of caramel malt, dates, light smokiness, blackberries jam, hazelnuts, a touch of coffee. Taste well done toast, caramel, a touch of smoke, licorice, a little coffee. Very well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Canmoore (310) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Pours jet black, with a small brown head. Aroma notes include coffee, smoke nuts, espresso, toffee, tannins, and roasted malts. Tasting notes include coffee, roasted nuts, smoke, a slick earthy mouth feel but suffers from a watery body. Decent porter, but a little weak in the middle.

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