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


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RATINGS: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   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 (298) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1000) - 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)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3850) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle from the Strath. Pours black with a thin khaki head. leaves trace lacing in the glass. massive chocolate notes on the nose. very nicely done. lovely chocolate on the tongue as well. Has a nice amount of bitterness on the finish to keep things tidy and neat. Definitely the highlight of the trip.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hubble6 (1) - CANADA - SEP 21, 2015 does not count
Had a very light taste for a porter. Still enjoyable though with light hints of chocolate.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mbgrayson (649) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Pours a dark brown, with ample tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is sweet and chocolaty. Smooth and quite drinkable. A definite thumbs up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2015
Draught. Black pour with a thin tan head. As the name implies lots of dark chocolate in the nose and taste. Some roasted malt as well. Heavy body. Nice dessert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanhunter_4 (128) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
big bottle poured at home. purchased at Sherbrooke Liquor Store in Edmonton. Has a slight chocolate smell. Pours a dark brown, almost black with a minimal beige head. Average carbonation and a strong chocolate/cocoa taste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ory. Dark brown to black with a beige head. Nice aroma of chocolate and some light vegetal notes. Bittersweetish flavor with cocoa, roast and vegetal note. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Reeeally starting to like chocolate porters now, I think this was the best one yet. Pours black, with a medium sized head, little lacing. Aroma a taste of chocolate, dark coffee, and sweet roasted malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (704) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Dark chocolate and coffee aroma. Classic dark porter appearance with an off white head. Dark chocolate and roasted nuts flavour, very malty and quite sweet. Medium bodied. Decent porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (5073) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 31, 2015
On draft at the brewery. Brown pour, with a tan head. Lots of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa powder, and fairly sweet. Not my thing, but I’m sure some people would like it.

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