House Ales Fordless Robust Porter
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Brewed by House Ales
Style: Porter
Toronto, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, - DEC 31, 2012
[5044-20121231] Tap. Light sweet roasted fruit aroma. Black body with a quick creamy light brown head. Light char-roasted boozy malt grain flavour. Full body is just a little on the thin side. Interesting. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
VT (2233) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
From Cask Days tent at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2013, Vankleek Hill. An orange tinted black with a short lived white head. Aroma is chocolate, hazelnut, dark berries. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, dark red fruits. Finish is coffee, almonds, hazelnuts, roast. A touch of metal. Light body, watery mouthfeel, null carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (7040) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
cask days 2013 @ beau’s oktoberfest. clear dark brown pour with a small light beige head. nutty, peppery, decent roastiness, bit of perfume and garbage unfortunately. low carbonation, light body - oily, dry coffee lingering finish. ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
On cask at Beau’s Octoberfest. Black with a biege head. Incredibly dry, somewhat nutty, oddly earthy, bit of bittersweet chocolate, mild carbonation and pleasant body, quite bitter on the finish and very dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2897) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
On cask at Beaus Oktoberfest. Potent coffee and red fruit aroma with a good dose of chocolate. Almost opaque dark brown with hazy, tawny brown highlights. Sweet and fruity coffee with and interesting spiciness that comes in with a moderate hops bitterness. Medium light body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dreamflower (749) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
A really great porter. Dark roasty, nice amount of sweetness. Nothing to criticize really. Shared with Northropfrye at BarVolo, Toronto. I loved it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3102) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap at BarVolo. Dark body, brown head, nice lacing. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Nice sweetness to this. Tastes like a coffee crisp bar, a bit I mean. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
2012-12-31. Black body, small tan head. 3++ Dry aroma has an odd earthy quality to the malt. 6+ Flavour is similar, a dried peas like earthy quality to the malt is sort of English in character and reminds me of something I can’t quite place. Light roast and dark malt. Finishes quite dry and bitter. 6+ Average plus bodied palate. 3+ Decent but not really to my taste today unfortunately. On tap at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (3180) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2013
On tap at Volo. Pours a very dark brown with large beige head. Aroma is very roasty with chocolate, coffee and a little anise. Taste is also very roasty with some sweetish chocolate, coffee and a hint of anise. Some roasty bitterness in finish. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (6854) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
Smells a little odd. Pours black with some head but no lacing. Watery body with some fizziness. There is some nutty bitterness in the aftertaste. On tap at volos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2013 Cask at Volo. Dec. 7. Pours a very dark ruby-brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing fizzy beige head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, lots of coffee, a bit of vanilla and light hops. Flavour has lots of coffee, roasted malt and a hint of chocolate -- it gets slightly more sweet the more you drink it. Average bodied. Quite good and enjoyable.

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