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Indie Alehouse Christmas Spiced Porter 2012

Indie Alehouse Christmas Spiced Porter 2012
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Brewed by Indie Alehouse Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2014
2013-01-02 - on draught at Indie Alehouse. Deep but clear ruby with a decent tan/light brown fizzy/creamy diminishing head (3+). Aroma of "cinnamon and all things good" - like Christmas cake, with alcohol and roast caramel malt. Taste follows, add in candied fruit, almost sugary, but it’s mostly about the spice, which it has in abundance - hard to judge the alcohol, or even malt or bittering agents ... fine, fine fine winter beer; bit of a monster, but I’m up for that. Decent body and carbonation, a little astringency from the spice, and the finish and aftertaste is just that - winter spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, whatever); terrific mouthfeel, and a great brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2013
[5044K-20130102] Tap. Cinnamon gingerbread aroma. Brown black body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. More gingerbread spices and roasted bitter malt flavour. Full body. Delicious, nicely balanced. (8/4+/8/4/16) 4.0
(@ brewpub, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2013
2012-01-02. Very dark brown body with a nice tan head. 4+ Aroma is quite spicey, with tons of cinnamon and muted dark malt. 7++ Flavour is similar with a nice malty core, and a good amount of spice that is is cinnamon dominant. 7+ Smooth average plus palate. 3+ Nice stuff, bit stronger on the spice than my preference but pretty nice stuff regardless. On tap at brewpub

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (7702) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours black with good lacing and head. Lots of gingerbread here. Cinnaon and ginger. A spicy porter that strays significantly from the party line. Dark malt comes out subtly after a few sips. Leave has very light sourness and sweetness. Tap at brewpub.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a very dark amber-brown with a small semi-lasting frothy tan head. Nice aroma with lots of Xmas spices, toasted malt and notes of coffee and chocolate. Equally nice flavour of those aforementioned Xmas spices along with toasted malt, light coffee and some light sweetness. Medium bodied. The spice in this could be overwhelming for some but I love it, great stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Deep brown pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is spicy and a little bit cocoaish. Nutmeg, cinnamon and a little bit of cocoa. Fairly spicy but not astringent. Comes across like an eggnog flavoured milk chocolate bar. Pretty nice and definitely seasonal. Dryish malts on the finish which is always nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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