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Brewed by Okanagan Spring Brewery (Sapporo)
Style: Baltic Porter
Vernon, Canada

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Previously known as Old English Porter

With a rich, full flavour, our Porter is nearly black in colour with a creamy head and a nose reminiscent of a dry stout. Not for the faint of heart, this is a beer for dark beer lovers.


Tessic's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (845) - Brantford, Ontario, - JAN 15, 2014
This porter poured a deep black colour with a big, beautiful, creamy, light brown head. Scents include ripe fruit, cocoa, roasted malts and caramel. First swig was creamy and sweet with flavours of caramel and roasted malt being the most predominant. Finish is thick, sweet and roasty with malt flavours lingering.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JesseMartineau (87) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours black with deep amber highlights in edges, very dissipating tan head, some lacing. Aromas of chocolate coffee caramel roasted malts. Taste coffee chocolate and caramel malt. Nice lasting finish, well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reimer96 (1282) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Only the second decently done beer from Okanagan Springs I know of(brewmasters is the other). Pours and almost opaque black with a frothy brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, dried fruits and something lightly off and maybe buttery. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cocoa and dark dried fruits with a dry finish. Nice big full body porter. But just not the balance that the style requires... Needs some fine tuning.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrFecesious (1012) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Drank out of small bottle. Minimal aroma above a slightly chocolatey malt. Taste is sweet. Thin mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
341 ml bottle courtesy of Eyrish. Clear darkest brown, slight amber hue, fading tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma, a whiff of dark fruits. Dark roasted caramel malt taste, some chocolate, a hint of coffee, lightly bitter spicy hops. Dried dark fruits become vinous as it warms. Soft carbonation, medium bodied. While ABV is well hidden, some alcohol warmth emerges towards the finish. Solid local effort but: NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bahumat (122) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
Damn good porter, a little more heavy on the alcohol taste than I would necessarily like, but the malt is treacle-y and sweet, the caramel notes are wonderful, and this is a hell of a choice for a local budget porter. Yum.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brleo (75) - - AUG 5, 2013
Delicious - another reason why I love Okanagan Spring Brewery, and will never understand the popularity of Phillips. Rich and black, slight ruby colour when held up to the light. Aroma is very similar to Guinness Draught, but the taste is totally different. Unnoticeablely high alcohol content, so be careful! Flavour is rich with roasted malt, licorice, and a bitter afterbite. Palate is just shy of being too heavy for me, but not nearly as ridiculously dark as some dark beers such as St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout. Highly recommend this one, along with their other delicious entry, Brewmaster’s Black.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2013
Bottle. Black with a beige head. Aroma is like a dry stout, leading one to believe it is a dry stout. Full malty flavour, creamy body. Malt finish. Does not taste as strong as it is.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
355mL bottle. Clear, dark brown pour with a foamy, tan head. Aroma is dark roast malts, almost burnt, yet buttery. Taste is full-bodied, with a toasty malt bitterness throughout. Finishes chalky, dry, and one might be tempted to serve this with cream and sugar. A nice looking porter, but not something I would seek out as a session beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cinctus (168) - - DEC 2, 2012
Burnt coffee aroma. Pours black. Thick bitter cream with harsh coffee and dark chocolate. Nice smooth palate.


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