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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Dark full body porter. Black patent malt and subtle hints of dark chocolate. Wonderful nose with hints of beech smoke, and a refreshing finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2757) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4518) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1235) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3563) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1027) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3394) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Bouteille de 650ml meilleure avant le 02-15-14. Une bière noire brune avec une mousse beige. Un superbe nez de chocolat, point. Une bouche mince de chocolat qui n’est pas à la hauteur du nez. Il y a une drôle d’amertume et une touche de fraise. Bizarre.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rob6239 (661) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours dark and smooth and good creamy beige head. Aroma is nutty a little chocolate. Taste is mild, smoke is even milder.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (455) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours very dark reddish black with a small tan head that quickly fades. Nose is vanilla and coffee and a hint of smoke. Quite sweet chocolate start with some dark fruit, vanilla and caramel. Smoke is quite subtle and blends well. Medium full slick mouth with soft carbonation. Nice and restrained compared to some smoked porters.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
This porter poured a deep dark amber colour with a rocky, tan coloured head. Scents include smoke, roasted malts and cereal. First swig was delicious with flavours of smoke, dark caramel, a hint of cocoa and grassy hops. Low carbonation and a thick mouthfeel. Finish is sweet with lasting flavours of smoke and sweet syrup.


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