Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Surrey, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
650 ml bottle thanks to Anka (non-ratebeer) on June 17,2015 in Vancouver.
Clear deep dark red color, small tan head. Sweet, roasted scent. Sweet, mineral, roasted, toffee taste. Toffee aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium to medium high bitterness. A nice first beer in Canada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1116) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma is chocolate, mocha, rich roasty malts and vanilla. Taste is full and similar to the aroma and finishes quite smoothly albeit somewhat blandly. Appearance is black with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blackmetal (179) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Decent roasted taste. Kind of nutty, but something like of odd/strange in the taste...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
patricks110 (2124) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
A pretty boring porter with a good roast. Pours an opaqe black with a thick beige head. The aroma is roasted malts with a bit of coffee. Flavour is the same. Not too much bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brleo (78) - - DEC 17, 2014
Delicious and satisfying contender to Hoyne’s Dark Matter. Aroma is akin to a Russian Imperial Stout - burnt and slightly bittered with lots of roasted malt. Appearance is again similar to a RIS...small brownish head, beautiful black colour. Satisfying and rich flavor of roasted malt, black licorice, and a slight hop bite. Tastes "cold" and and a bit harsh if that makes sense, but once sipped it is a warming brew. Leaves a lingering licorice-esque bitterness that is exceedingly pleasant. Wonderful brew, would almost take it over Dark Matter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ljthiessen (750) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
On tap at Barley Brothers. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Malty, lightly roasty aroma with chocolate and a touch of fruit. Flavour is somewhat bitter roasty malt, some chocolate and cocoa, a touch of dark fruit. A bit light and not perfectly balanced, but a passable craft porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
exeter (462) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Pours dark, no light gets through this beer. Not much head, or lacing. Taste is bitter coffee and roasted malts with dark fruit but it’s too sweet. Thinner than it should be. It’s not horrible, but nothing to go out of my way for.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - NOV 27, 2014
On tap @LittleJumboBC. Black and headless. Thoroughly toasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, licorice, coffee, nuts. Big-bodied. Smooth texture. Aggressive alcohol bite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmacklin (448) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours an opaque black with a small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and a hint of nuts. Flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla and nuts with a dry, bitter, ashy finish. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (1030) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Noir avec un petit col marron. L’arôme du malt torréfié, du chocolat et du anise. Le goût est du malt avec un peu du chocolat et une finition légèrement amer.

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