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Brewed by Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co. (Sapporo)
Style: Porter
Guelph, Canada

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Also known as Porter 68.
Brewed in small batches and limited quantities, Fine Porter is the first of the John Sleeman Presents series. Taken right from page 68 of the family recipe book, it pays homage to the original Porters of Great Britain, and was brewed by George Sleeman back in the 1800s.
Tasting Notes: Fine Porter is one of the more flavourful styles of ale. It has a rather bold, malty taste and a deep, rich colour.


2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2012
341 ml bottle from the beer store. Pours dark brown with a small average frothy head. aroma of roasted malt, stale nuts, and a small amount of day old coffee and a little bit of hops. medium bitter medium bodied. Slightly disappointing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pushkinwow (1842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
341ml bottle. Pale brown with a dark creamy head that fades quite quickly. Lots of malt, very light smoke, some grains, molasses, caramelized brown sugar. Huge malty and light molasses taste, moderate carbonation and decent body, mild sweetness, becomes hugely dry with more malt and molasses on the finish with some smoke. An interesting and decent take on a porter.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slimspady (164) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 13, 2012
Some dark malts and caramel. Lots of bitterness. Palate is pretty nasty, burning and more bitterness. 070912

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 22, 2012
Originally reviewed Dec. 31, 2006: light tan head that was minimal. dark amber colour. slight hint of stale chocolate smell. first hit of bitter taste that fades to a weak coffee taste. low aftertaste. overall decent porter.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (3828) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
341ml bottle pours a pale amber brown color with a small white head which left only a few specks of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and caramel with some subtle hop notes. Taste is light roast bitterness with some caramel malty sweentess and a mild hop bitterness in the finish. Color and body are quite light for the style and carbonation is moderate. Nothing really special here.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pudds (29) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 1, 2012
Aroma is light and malty. Color is much lighter than you’d expect in a porter, more a reddish brown than brown/black. Limited head which disappeared in a minute or so. Taste is smooth and slightly coppery - reminds me more of a red or brown ale than a porter - much as the color suggests. Medium carbonation with a pleasant lingering malt aftertaste. I feel like this beer would rate better if it wasn’t pretending to be a porter.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
zeek (165) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2011
Aroma is pleasant but a bit mild for a porter. Not quite black, show medium-dark brown when held up to light. Malt and some bitterness coming through in taste, hard to believe this is a porter. Meh.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Joeh (2038) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2011
A rating from an old notebook. Bottle. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Boring malty aroma with a bit of fruit. Medium body, odd sweetness leading to a sour finish. A bit of cigarette ash in there. Strange and quite unpleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sseb69 (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
Bouteille 341 ml. 5,5%. Couleur brune foncée, mousse beige. Arôme de malt grillé, caramel. Goût de caramel, malt, un peu de chocolat, douce en bouche. Finale un peu sucrée, peu amère. Bonne

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2117) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 16, 2011
Originally came out November 2004 in a 12-pack, now available in a Sleeman mixed pack in Quebec. Worth re-rating it as I really enjoyed this one the first time around. Like all their beers, it is filtered to the max. Still, a nice dark ruby red-brown colour comes out of it. Its head is creamy, beige coloured, has good retention and gives patchy lacing. The nose is a nice balance between the burnt malt, the dark fruits and the mild hop. Refreshing crisp mouthfeel with a slight dry finish. Plum taste, prunes and raisins. I really enjoy the balance of the smoke from the burnt malt and the hop in the finish, that lingers into the aftertaste. Probably Sleeman’s best brew.


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