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Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Baltic Porter
L’Assomption, Canada

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6397) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 8, 2007
On tap at Mondial.
Dark brown falling into ebony. Smallish creamy head.3+
Roasty, even with coco accents. Lightly vinous. Roasty, hint of smoke.
Full bodied .Rich potent pit tar like smoky charcter.It is quiet different in character to let say Polish Baltics. I feel that the emphasis is placed in complexity of its brew than straight forward solid yet unsophisticated quality roast. Here roasted qualities are secondary. Over all quiet pleasant potent brew. Long lasting gently bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
Bottle shared by lushawn the night before Dark Lord Day- thanks, Shawn! Pours a deep cola brown color with a big tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, root beer, rust, and dark chocolate. Flavor of sweet and roasted malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate, and earth. Light-medium bodied with surprisingly sharp carbonation and a soda-like mouthfeel. Decent Baltic porter but something seemed off in the way this was carbonated.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 27, 2007
Several months old version. Quite the black pour wearing a lasting light tan head. Not quite as fruity as I expected. This is a soft, round and sweetish, chocolatey offering. Fudge and nuts own most of the palate, but a grapey and plumy understated layer can be found underneath. Soft carbonation, medium, comfortable body. Moderate hops are still doing the job, bringing a healthy bitterness with leafy, earthy notes. Clean, well-balanced and most pleasant offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (6033) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet and roasty malty aroma with some caramel. The flavor has roasted malts, dark fruits, toast, and a light malty sweetness. Well balanced. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle (500ml) at Volo, shared with garthicus & GregClow. Pours a very dark orange-brown with an average size semi-lasting foamy tan head. Slightly subtle aroma of roasted malt, a hint of sourness (or metal), some coffee and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt with notes of chocolate, dark fruit and the aforementioned metal/sourness. Dry, roasty finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, not great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6001) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2007
In short: A very good smooth and round porter.
How: Tap at brewery. I think this batch is a few months old.
The look: Black body, medium tan head
In long: A touch of smoke on the nose. Taste has black liquorice, thick toffee, chocolate cake and some tropical fruits. Overall rather sweet. This one focuses on smoothness and roundness and not on roastiness and dryness. Some leafy green-ish hops provide a shy bitterness. There was a little rubber/band-aid flavour but it was very light. Full yet lean body with lots of small bubbles. Enjoyable sticky/syrupy mouthfeel. Nothing really stands out but this beer has many qualities. And if there is one thing I like about a beer it is that there is more than one thing to like about a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5725) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 5, 2008
On tap @ Vices et Versa, Montreal. Pors a nice deep dark brown. Bitter & slight sourness & tartness. Medium mouthfeel, light chocolate flavor. Prefer both the victory & smuttynose

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5703) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2012
Bouteille de 750 ml achetée chez La Barik (Trois-Rivières, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de chocolat et de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de chocolat et de petits fruits avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crayonneuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement astringent. (Rating #4081)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2011
750 bottle shared by suzygreenberg. Thanks Ben. Nose is tart and almost vinous. Lighter dark malt sweetness underneath, but mostly oddly tart and seemingly off. Dark brown pour with a large rocky head. Flavor starts tart and lactic, stays that way throughout pretty much. Some roasted malts underneath, but definitely unintended sourness. Airy carbonation. Not bad, but not meant to be this way I would think.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Draft. Pours a dark malty bruin body with a tan head. Malty dry with a nutty and roast y smoked tone. Dry wood and hint of coal. A drying smoky porter with a nice warming. Good.


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