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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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2007
Pours a black color with brown highlights and a medium, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla beans, there’s a promise of luscious malt in there. Good flavor of chocolate with rich roasted malt and a dry, bitter finish. THe body is medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (3424) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Draft at Rattle ’N’ Hum. Black pour with some tan head. Wood, roasted, nutty and light smoke tones. Finish is dry.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3286) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Richmond 20th. Dark brown, but clear. Little head. Aroma is lightly chocolate, a touch tart. Flavor is quite nice, lots of chocolate, some dark fruit. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SrSilliGose (3257) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
bottle from secret santa. THanks! bread pudding, some grapey plum character. milk chocolate. a bit bready. good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. Aroma of palm oil, roast, with a slick, greasy, thick and steaky body to it. Light bitter in the mouth with good complexity, with lots of roasty coffee in there. Notes of root vegetables are present. Balanced and clean, kind of bourbony despite its lack of barrel aging. Chalky and creamy and easy drinking. I’m looking forward to trying the BBA’d version of this Fred provided.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3222) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Sample from bill at Prohibition Pig, dark pour with creamy head. Notes are a little thin compared to the bourbon barrel version I had a month ago but not bad. Notes of smoke, roasty malt or grain, dark fruit, sweet figs, and some rust in the finish. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SlovakSniper (3167) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2011
Le liquide a une couleur brune très foncée. Aucune construction mousseuse n’est observée. Le profil malté des arômes se manifeste sous différents aspects. On note des effluves de gâteau au chocolat, de toffee et de slivovica (eau-de-vie de prunes en Slovaquie). Des parfums de réglisse viennent ajouter une complexité intéressante. Tout comme dans les arômes, le goût est fortement malté avec des saveurs chocolatées et des saveurs de mélasse qui rencontrent un alcool expressif et subtilement fruité. En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen avec une effervescence quasi inexistante et une texture très douce. En finale, une touche de torréfaction accompagne une réglisse goûteuse et un alcool tiède.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodenbach99 (3158) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2008
bouteille de 500ml. bière brune foncée avec de beaux reflets rouges, la mousse beige se dissipe rapidement, nez qui laisse entrevoir l’alcool, touche d’iode, en bouche c’est un peu décousu, l’iode est présente, l’alcool se fait trop sentir, bière très chaleureuse.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Tap Mondial. Deep rich smell of roast coffee, dark brown, ruby at the sides, small cappuccino head. Fine coffee flavour, dark chocolate, treacle, brazil nuts, liquorice. Full bodied,complex, very well balanced, bitter and bold. Great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3107) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
Licorice, anise, sweet roasted malts, touch of coffee. A little on the sweet side. Carb is way too high, nice mouth feel, a touch wattery in the finish.


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