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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.


3.8
   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 (4915) - 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 (1076) - 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 (4154) - 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 (678) - 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 (749) - 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 (1030) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (3033) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
Single big bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with some red highlights. The big head is creamy, beige, very long lasting and has creamy-patchy lacing. The smokey roasted malts are present in the aromas, but not as strong as most smoked beers. Kind of more nutty with slight dark fruits. Same for the taste, with the nut notes coming from the yeast, making the flavours yeasty over the smokiness. Not bad, but lacking smokey malts and a little too much yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1951) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Pours black with a off-white head. Aroma of oats, toast, and light smoke. Smooth taste of oats and grains, cream, toasty, with a ligh metallic dry finish. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (3118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle from the LCBO. Very dark brown with a small tan head. Nice aroma of dark malt, chocolate, vanilla and a subtle smokiness. Flavour follows aroma quite closely, with the addition of a bit of licorice. Medium-full body with a good creamy character. A nice porter, but would like a bit more smoke to really lift it.


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