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


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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2004
Very dark chestnut brown colour. Not much head. Aroma is light, a little dusty, with notes of nuts, cheap coffee, and multigrain toast. Flavour has some roasty astringency, lots of toast and nut. Body is a little thin, not uncommon in old-school porters. What I miss, though, as old-school porter seems to be what theyíre aiming for, is a little bit of fruitiness that the best examples display. This is lager-clean. I could also do with a chewier finish - this beerís finish is roasty dry.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bhensonb (12321) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
Bottle as Porter 68. Nice aroma of roasted/toasted malt with chocolate notes. Very dark mahogany color with a tan head that was reluctanct to stay. Medium body with creamy fizzy carbonation. The flavor is darkly toasted malt with cocoa hints. Very dry. Seems to be hop bitter at the finish. Itís a strongly flavored porter. Nothing is spectacular, but itís a good choice when reaching for a porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (11826) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2007
Bottle. Pours clear brown with an average frothy light brown head that was lasting with fair lacing. Moderate roasted coffee nutty aroma. Medium to full body. Balanced bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of an average duration. Drinkable porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
Dark brown ale with bubbly off-white head. Lightly skunky lager aroma. Surprise! Their is actually a decent nuttyness to the malt, lightly roasted with nice bitterness in finish. Medium bodied, light for a porter, rich for a sleeman! Oh well...I tried it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hopdog (9735) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2005
2004 (23/9/04) Vintage. Clear bottle. Poured a dark brown with a larger sized (4 finger) tan head. Aromas of light vanilla, light chocolate and some caramel. Tastes of chocolate, coffee and caramel. Some nutiness came out as I drank it. Has a somewhat of a sour finish to it (bordering on bitter but turns to a sourness). Thin and watery body. Some lacing left on the glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sammy (9450) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
strong carbonation. Lagerish body with porter flavour, welcome but of bitterness. Not thin but on weak flavour for style. Quaffable. Blackish with some head, mollasses aroma.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2004
Deep brown colour with a nice thick lasting tan head. Sticky lacing. Caramel aroma, a hint of chocolate. Flavour shows sweetness on the front, toasted barley and a long bitter finish. Not a great example, but Iíve had worse.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown with a beige head. Aromas are light roast malts with chocolate, weetabix and cocoa powder. Flavours are sweet coffee with lots of maltiness and sweet chocolate. Spicy towards the finish with a dry aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2006
Bottled. A near black coloured beer with a smallish off-white coloured head. The aroma is quite thin with a little roast and some lactic qualities. The taste is alright. A little dusty chocolate and some roasted malts. Drinkable and quite safe. A little sweetness takes any gloss off this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Has the appearance more of a brown ale than a porter, but thatís not such a big deal. At first it almost smells like some skunky bottle, but then it turns into a plasticy brown sugar aroma with some really sweet cola notes as well. Moderate thickness and texture, not too thin, not that thick... very light flavors: maple and vanilla, some gritty, earthy brown-ale malt flavors, finishing with an oversweet maple and candy-like sugar coating on the mouth. Canít say I enjoyed this one that much.

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