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

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8627) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
Recent bottle from LCBO, 500 ml shared with Doug K. Very good smoked. The aroma, the taste, well balanced and creamy mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8411) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle from LCBO. Dark brown with ruby highlights. The nose is pretty nice - cocoa and chocolate with a touch of light smoke and some faint plummy fruitiness. A moderate bitterness on the finish but it has a lovely richness without being overly sweet. A little bit of soft roastiness with a touch of cola-like spiciness. The smoke intensifies a bit as it warms - but it comes across as a savoury sort of character rather than as an overtly smoky note. Pretty nice stuff though.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jercraigs (7812) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (6739) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
[Draught at Mugshot Tavern.] Pours a deep amber-brown with an average size lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of toasted caramel malt, coffee, some chocolate, dark fruit and a hint of hops. No smoke to be found though. Flavour of toasted malt, some coffee, light smoke, a hint of vanilla, light lactic notes and roasty, lightly bitter finish. Average bodied. Pretty good Porter though not smoked enough for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4183) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4128) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Pretty light porter. Smoked taste is a little sharp and unbalanced. The rest of the palate comes off light. Thick consistency with a light caramelized sweet malt at end. Soft carbonation. Pours black with good lasting head and lacing. Bottle from lcbo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - 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.


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