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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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
A deep dark porter with a very thin moka head. A sweet bready chocolate aroma, musky, smooth alcohol notes, dark fruits, a bit of wet dough. In mouth, a smooth sweet chocolate with maraschino cherries, plums, some bananas, lingering coffee bitterness, dry and sustained. On tap at St-Bock, April 23rd, 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
BLAP (73) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 16, 2011
Deep black beer with woody, fruity and roasty aromas. String taste of alcohol. A great beer in its style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (2844) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a huge slowly diminishing creamy beige head and nice lacing. Aroma of chocolate, liquorice, vanilla, roasted malt and caramel. Taste is sweet with chocolate (lots!), vanilla and caramel. Low to moderate carbonation. Not easily drinkable because of all the sugar. Good Baltic Porter with a nice chocolate profile.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kinz (3299) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - 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.

3.5
   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - 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 (5927) - 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
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
[1442-20080531] Bottle. Boozy roast malt aroma has lots of wood. Dark brown red body with a quick foamy light tan head. Flavour has a little watery banana. Medium body. Interesting.
(5T @ Mondial; Montreal, QC)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6081) - 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.


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