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


on tap

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Big and rich, this London style porter is charged with chocolate to give a distinctive finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (314) - Beaumont, Alberta, - JAN 22, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours a very dark brown/red that is mostly opaque with a frothy, lasting tan head. Moderate aroma that is of chocolate. Taste: malty, definite chocolate notes, warming mouthfeel, moderate carbonation. Some hop bitterness warms into your mouth, herb-like. Finishes with a chocolate maltiness and a touch of grassy hop bitterness. Very complex; full-bodied. A most excellent flavoured porter!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cmacklin (856) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
On tap. Pours a hazy dark brown with a medium, creamy, long lasting, tan head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and vanilla. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla with a dry, mildly bitter finish. Light body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
QcBeer (134) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2016
De couleur noir avec une petite mousse. Une odeur de chocolat vient ouvrir le bal. Le sucre et le moka ferme le bal. En bouche, C’est un chocolat doux, dilué dans l’eau. Une porter bien dilué. Un faible taux d’alcool lui joue des tours. Un petit gout de café noir et chocolat qui est parfaitement dilué! C’est bien mais c’est pas top!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (7335) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Chilliwack, BC - Sardis Liquors - 650 ml bomber. Dark brown pour, mocha colored head, nice film of lacing. Heavy chocolate aroma, a hint of licorice. Flavor is solid with some unsweetened baker’s chocolate, some earthy topsoil notes, a brief touch of licorice in the finish. Mouthfeel is smooth, could have been just a tad thicker. Rating #32 of my 2016 vacation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeatyPete (935) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 2, 2016
Almost black coloured beer with mocca-coloured head. Aroma is chocolate. Taste chocolate, burnt malt and a bit watery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (9579) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Very nice beer. Tap at the brewery. Dark oily pour with minor head. Very. Chocolatey. Cocoa. Yum.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DomD (253) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2016
Bottle into glass. Aroma of chocolate with a hops background. Pours black with minimal tan head. Taste is medium bitter. Full bodied with an oily texture, and very fizzy carbonation. Would be good if it wasn’t over carbonated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cobaink2 (435) - seattle, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2016
Sample from brewery. Tastes of coco and milk chocolate. Lots of great dark and sweet malts. Not Bad but a little on the sweet side.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
popoul (6) - - MAR 4, 2016 does not count
aroma Malty caramel & chocolat. Aperance: Dark minimal head Taste: Light Sweet Palate Thin texture, lill fizzy with medium long finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (2855) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Rich and chocolaty with a bit of roast. Sweet up front turning more bitter in the finish. Still definitely a dessert beer, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1498) - CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Appearance: nearly opaque black, one fat finger of fluffy tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, minimal lacing. (3/5) Aroma: milky chocolate, light coffee, malted milk, lightly nutty. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Full body, moderate-low carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Sweet and milky chocolate leads out, but it’s backed up with enough bitterness to keep it from being cloying. Decent depth and pleasantly balanced. (14/20)

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