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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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gilvanblight (813) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Near black pour. Very little head. Almost no scent. Very thick. Caramel, molasses and a good bitterness offsetting that sweetness. A bit boozy. Best one I’ve had at the Windsor Craft Beer Festival.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9197) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bahumat (131) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
Aroma: 7/10. Very nice sweet malty aroma, hints of toasted marshmallow, vanilla. No hint of smoke really yet. Appearance: 4/5. Pours a dark cola black with a very thin white head that fades pretty fast, mild to moderate lacing. Taste: 8/10. Like a roasted and slightly burned marshmallow. Vanilla, alcohol, just enough smoke to back up that pleasant toasted flavor. It’s not intensely sweet, but the finish is very nice. Palate: 3/5. Watery and thin. I *really* wanted this beer to just be more beer and a little less water. I think that alone would bump the score on Taste up another point. However, it’s definitely a very sessionable beer, so it holds up well to the porter style. Overall: 16/20. I praise this one through faint damnations. The toasted-lightly-burnt marshmallow flavor that the smoking of the malts gives this beer is just fabulous, and overall I drink this beer and think of campfires and nights under the stars, and deliberately burning my marshmallows as a kid. The point scoring is fair, but there’s a special place for this one in my heart.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (596) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1136) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
codfishh (121) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2014
Poured from a 500ml bomber. Aroma is subtle smoke with some toasty malt and some sweet caramel. Some sweetness to start, pumpernickel and some caramel. The roast gives the beer some balance. Nice beer but not much smoke for a smoked porter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
650ml bottle
6.5% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
December 1, 2013
The beer pours a coca-cola colour with a thin tan coloured rocky cap which lasts. The aroma is smoked wood, molasses and hints of licorice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is sweet malt, molasses, and smoke. Quite drinkable for 6.5%

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
[6567-20140801] Bottle. Mild roasted meat and malt and fruity plum aroma. Slightly hazy, dark brown black body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Toasted grains and chocolatey dust flavour. Medium-full body. Good, easy to drink. (7/4/8/3/15) 3.7


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