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


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (9603) - 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 (1484) - Edmonton, 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 (740) - 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 (358) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown colour, large tan head. Nose has chocolate and light smoke. Taste of dark chocolate and roasted malts with light smoke notes. Dry finish, roasty aftertaste, creamy palate. Overall, a good porter, I would have enjoyed more smoke though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5185) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2014
650ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is mild with chocolate and light roasted notes. Taste is a dark roasted grain bitterness with a chocolate malt sweetness finishing with a red wine grape dryness. A pretty well done brew that fits the style well. Recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1390) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
Tasted at Real Canadian Craft Beer Fest. Classically styled with a bit more body than some others I’ve had. This one is pretty decent for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biokid23 (102) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2014
A good, smoky porter. Dark chocolate, coffee, and wine. A good introductory porter and a good beer in general.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (4307) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
65 cl. Meilleure avant le 15 mai 2014. Une robe et une tête qui font le style. Des parfums de grains noirs, de pain légèrement brûlé et de petite fumée assèchent mes narines. Un goût chocolaté avec le dessin latent d’une fumée qui s’échappe de la coquille d’une céréale encore étourdie par sa torréfaction. Quelques traces fruitées lorsque le verre est justement tempérée. Une bouche bien crémeuse. Un pétillement qui se présente sous le signe de la modération. Un corps de moyenne densité. Une finale amère par ses malts noirs et par la fumée qu’ils dégagent. Facile à boire, simple, bien construite, étonnante.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1054) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2014
Aroma 6+, Don’t get a lot of smoke on this. Lots of roast. Any smoke is lost in the body. And, has a muted creamy nature. By no means bad. But, it’s just a whiff, and no smokier than many examples which don’t advertise it. Very dark, almost opaque, just a bit of ruddy translucence. Head is short and just off white. Heavily roasted, but not bitter grain and malt. Cereal. Lots of chocolate, bread, and yeast. Hops are present and restrained. Residual sugars are a touch high, but not displeasing. Slight saline... maybe. Rounds out particularly clean. Decent.

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