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

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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (3817) - 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 (9865) - 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 (4259) - 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 (1298) - 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 (6064) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2337) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
On tap at Burger Bar. Pours a dark brown with decent-sized tan head. Aroma is roasty coffee and chocolate. Flavour likewise with really big coffee. Lingering coffeeish bitterness. Nice - looking forward to these guys opening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 11, 2011 [3944-20110828] Tap. Light smoky wood aroma. Clear, black brown body with a long-lasting creamy light tan head. More smoky roasted wood flavour ha a lingering sweet roast aftertaste. Full body has a bit of a tang. Tasty, enjoyable. (7/3+/7/3/14) 3.4
(Brewery Market @ Wychwood Barns, Toronto, ON)

[3970B-20110921] Tap. Light coffe roast toffee-infused sweet malt aroma. Black brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Sweet roasty toffee cream flavour had a lingering light bitterness medium-full body. Interesting, great shape. (7/3+/7/4/15) 3.6
(TBW 2011 @ Burger Bar, Toronto, ON)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8357) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2011
Tap at the Rhino. Deep brown pour with a thin, tight tan head. The aroma is nicely chocolately. A little bit of soft coffee and a fairly rich malt base. There is a fairly fruity aroma through the middle (blackberry and a bit of toasted fruit as well). Soft and slightly sweet with a lingering sort of earthiness. Nice and balanced. It doesn’t really taste like 6.9 but it’s still tasty.


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