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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Big and rich, this London style porter is charged with chocolate to give a distinctive finish.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (270) - Alberta, - DEC 28, 2012
Sweet chocolate and candy aroma.....like those candy cigarettes from about 20 years ago, remember those? Black with frothy head, sweet chocolatey taste leading to a bitter choco taste....interesting.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blomster (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of semi sweet chocolate. Dark brown pour with a cappucino head. Taste is bitter chocolate. Pretty good chocolate beer, doesn’t really have much more than chocolate though.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - JUN 9, 2014
Nose is quite heavy cream, hazel, milk chocolate, feel is mediumbroad, taste follows nose with weak cola, sweet corn and rubber

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (276) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Opaque dark brown pour with red highlights under a foamy tan head that leaves lots of lace. Lots of coffee and chocolate on the nose with a good amount of roasted nut. Excellent bitter chocolate throughout with notes of vanilla. Medium creamy mouth with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (483) - - MAY 12, 2014
650ml bottle. Roasted nuts, milk chocolate and cocoa. Rich and potent. Great as a dessert, but tends to be a little too sweet otherwise.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
Aroma : rich chocolate and roasty malt character Taste: bitter taste paired with smokey chocolate maltiness however it is a bit more hoppy than id like for a porter . Appearance : dark brown body a thick creamy head with medium retention

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
I really enjoyed this porter. A wonderful aroma of dark chocolate roasted grains. Slight coffee. Tastes great chocolate flavour is great. I worth a try.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bahumat (86) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
Lighter bodied than I’m used to from a porter, but the chocolate and nutty notes are really well harmonized and flavorful. -- Aroma: 7/10. Chocolate, caramel. -- Appearance: 4/5. Pours a dark cola with almost no head. Lively carbonation keeps the foam at the edges going throughout. -- Taste: 9/10. Sweet chocolate, honey, and a definite nutty flavor that reminds me of peanuts or walnuts. Medium sweet, light bitter, a little sour. -- Palate: 3/5. Thinner body than I’d like with a porter or stout, but the balance is nice, the palate is gently silky, and the finish is surprisingly crisp. Carbonation is lively in this, much more so than I’m used to in a porter, but that’s not a bad thing here. -- Overall: 15/20. Straight up a tasty and very approachable beer. The combination of chocolate and nutty notes, and very gentle hopping, makes this a surprisingly easy to drink beer. It’s not the most complex beer out there, but it’s definitely one I could session through a few bottles of.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Rating #832 - December 14, 2013 - Beer 14 in the Phillips Snowcase Advent Calendar. Clear, dark brown pour with a foamy, tan head. Aroma is dark roast malts, chocolate, and almonds. Taste is full-bodied, smooth, and loaded with toasted malt character, but almost too chocolately. Overloaded with a powdery cocoa note. Lingering bitterness, mild chalkiness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alanthebeerguy (139) - - DEC 20, 2013
A nice chocolate porter. Pours clear dark brown. Nice lacing. Smells of chocolate, rum tarts and molasses. Taste has chocolate, a spiced winter cake flavour and a smooth dark chocolate finish. A great dessert beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1161) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Snowcase day 14. Pours a clear dark brown color with a nice frothy brown head that leaves lace. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa powder and a creamy latte. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate and a nice dark cocoa bitterness on the finish. Overall a nice chocolate porter with a smooth chocolate flavor that blends well with the roasted malts.


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