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

Tessic's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (1033) - Brantford, Ontario, - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
portwood (143) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
Smell: chocolate, coffee, sweet smoke. Taste: roasted grains, molasses, smooth carbonation. Finish: bittersweet, caramel, subtle smoke, semi-sweet chocolate. (tasted, 06/09/16, bottle bb 06/26/16)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kauge (1557) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 12, 2016
Bottle from LCBO. BB Jul 2016. Pours dark brown with smallish light tan head. The aroma’s rather sweet, molasses, syrup, chocolate fudge, and only then some hinting smoky notes and a bit of roastiness. Tastes very sweet, excessively even, fudgy, and the roast and smokiness is in the background. The flat cola mentioned below is spot on. Very modest carbonation, dryish on the palate, abrupt and hollow in the finish. Not what I was expecting - too sweet, and the smokiness is really too mild in this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAY 6, 2016
Where and how: b. 650 ml
Aroma: nice blend of pit fire and dark malts, good depth. Solid aroma with nice character to it.
Appearance :
Top: medium plus tanned head, creamy with lace and rings.
Base: dark brown
Palate : medium bodied with average finish.
Taste: tad too sweet, brown sugars, caramel with smoke, Flat cola in the mid. Bitter walls.
other notes if you consider what aroma presented you might be tad disappointed with its flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlennHendry (262) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Looks great. Chocolate and roasted malts on the nose and more of the same on the tongue. Really smooth. Just became my #1 Porter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sandricdoliba (1) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2015 does not count
Subtle smokiness blends well with chocolate and vanilla. Medium to light body that definitely covers up the 6.5%. A surprisingly easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pats (1) - - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
pours well with a nice tan head, great smoky flavours with hints of espresso and chocolate, very smooth for a 6.5 percent

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mdubuc92 (1) - CANADA - MAY 19, 2015 does not count
best dark beer ive ever had, great aroma and taste, I would recommend everybody give this a try, not as heavy as most porters

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dleblanc87 (15) - windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 17, 2015
Nice colour, aromas of chocolate n smoked wood(maybe hickory or maple). Nice crisp, mellow taste tbat doesnt linger on the palate too long like many porters. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1493) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Aroma is rich malts, molasses, caramel, hickory and smoked wood. Taste is sweet malts with fairly deep malt complexity. Balanced well with a light hopiness. Appearance is a dark amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - 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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