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

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Leadership Qualities: Breakfast Porter – It’s never too late to start the day off right A rich sweet malty beer balanced with hops and dark chocolate and oats, made with “milk” for a smooth full taste. Not just for breakfast! Edit: Previously listed as Indie Alehouse Leadership Qualities Breakfast Porter


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6311) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 3, 2013
Cask. En fût, verre de dégustation au Beau’s Oktoberfest 2012 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de torréfaction et de chocolat. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de torréfaction et de chocolat avec une pointe de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence torréfaction en arrière goût. (Rating #4568)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 18, 2013
On tap at Volo
Aroma: mid intensity, frontal roast, some chocolate followed. Smooth with good depth. 7+
Look: poured dark brown with lighter top.
Taste / Palate etc.: grainy, husky, tad metallic. Thinner walls with finish. Dark roast, tad rough. Softer s it warms up (finish). Late hop follow up.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGAquino (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at Bar Hop. Quite balanced, alcohol not overpowering at 6.9%, chocolate quite noticeable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (4911) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2013
UPDATED: APR 25, 2013 Super interesting for a porter. Pours cloudy brown with great initial head and lacing. Smells of malt and hops. The oats really bring a cereal taste into this. Medium palate with a medium bitter finish. On tap at brewpub.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2012
Not usually a porter guy but this blew me away. Had a sip of a friends and bought two more - on tap at the brewery. Very full body and nice smoothness while still having great balance of coffee, chocolate and bitter notes. Very complex for a porter and may be ebst one I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
On tap. Mahogany pour. I got no head on this but he warned me the keg was tapped 4 days ago. Mocha, nutty, slight booze, coffee and licorice. Nice and smooth, not overly rich or thick. Roasted, nutty flavours. Sweet maltiness followed with a mildly bitter medium finish. Booze well hidden. Warmed the cockles.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
A deep dark porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate with light rum notes, not bad. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with light vanilla, coffee, toffee, nice. Cask at Beau’s Oktoberfest Sept 29 2012.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
czar (5252) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2012
cask days @ beau’s oktoberfest, 2012. light brown-reddish withtout a head. chocolate-plenty, medium dark coffee, light and soft creamy vanilla notes, somewhat boozy. decent bitter but short coffee finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (1795) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
Cask at Vankleek Hill’s/Beau’s Oktoberfest. Reddish, somewhat translucent brown with short-lasting beige head. Smells fruity, and like chocolate and roast. Taste is red and black berries, roasted, chocolate. Light fruity bitterness in the finish, fruit taste remains. Light bodied. Quite good!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
August 23, 2011 - on draught at Burger Bar. Dark ruby-brown with an average creamy beige head. Classic porter aroma, if a bit on the sweet grain side - dry, roasty, a little acidic, quite nutty with some chocolate and light floral bitterness. Taste is simple, not as sweet, a hint of licorice and mint, definitely a little lactic - the oats make it nice and smooth. Light body, decent carbonation, kind of a bitter, lightly acidic finish, a nice roast malt aftertaste.


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