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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Sleeman Brewing & Malting Company, Ltd.--Porter 68*--2006 Release--11.5 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--30 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Porter. Mild lacy tan head. Clear thin dark bronze red color. Mild burnt hop front. Smooth mild dry sweet crusty biscuit thin roasted toffee black cherry body. Crisp odd mild tangy clean hop end. Well made. Sampled 5/25/2006.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1391) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
(br-btl cm/rd-lbl(neck only), Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co, 9¢/oz)

lct-br, thin-tan-head, patchy-lace, med-body, ^co2.

bready alchl aroma, sweet-chclt-malt §chrcl T1 chclt-malt §leafy-hop T2 chrd-malt T3.

too^-co2, too-thin, needs more bitter and aroma hops, fairly drinkable, not bad or special.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (6037) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Got this on a whim from a mix-6... wasn’t impressed at all by this guy. Boring and bland for a porter for sure.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle, porter #68. Pours a dark brown body with a large tan head. Sweet malty body with a lighter acrid acid malt character. Malty with some light coco and minerals. Eh its a miss.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
Really difficult to get much off the nose...quite muted. Flavour is simply too bitter. It cloys to the mouth and won’t let anything else show its face. Very frothy beer...foams up in the mouth extensively. Only the finish shows signs of a deeper body with some personality - hint of nut and pine.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours thin and brown and whatever. This is a thin porter, but its the best of both worlds. It has a nice malty taste and thin body - good to drink is larger quantities. I’ll defend this one- thin, not the best. . but it has it’s purpose and a good taste.

2.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cfrancis (2358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2009
Really didn’t like it. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Taste is a strong malt and bitter coffee. If you are into that, this might be for you, not for me.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Deep amber color with a nice tan head. Light aroma of coffee and chocolate. Slightly sweet flavor, very malty with a dry finish.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2009
Bottle: Poured a brown color, way to light for a porter. This whole beer was way to off to be a porter. The flavor was good, but not the quality of a porter. I hope batch 69 is better than this, batch 68.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2008
11.5 oz bottle. Pours brown color with a cream color head that has decent lacing and retention. Aroma is a bit malty and a hint of honey but there is also bit of a hop presence...maybe a bit too much. Flavor is slightly chocolatey and mildly sweet. Its not as roasty as I like my porters though. I think the mouthfeel is a bit too thin also. Not a bad beer just not a great representation of a modern day porter.


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