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Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vadie (665) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a very dark brown with some light shining through and a small light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruity esters, some phenols, licorice and anise. Flavour is licorice, roasted malt, residual malty sweetness, chocolate, and some dark dried fruity esters.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1195) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a red hue and a small brown head that leaves little lace. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark dried fruits, latte and a bit of anise. Taste is roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee and a nice bitter anise on the finish. Mouthfeel ha a medium carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel... Nice full bodied and easy drinking.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1709) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
I thought this was alright. Aromas of coffee and anise. Similar flavor profile. The downside is the thin and somewhat watery palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at Barley Brothers, Winnipeg. Dark body, obviously, brown head. Quite a roast aroma, dark chocolate, coffee, but not too intense. I thought it was a bit thinner than I’d like and the flavour was not as intense as the aroma. Still a nice porter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
champsamp (5) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013 does not count
Strong aroma of fruit (blackberries?) and roasted/coffee-ish malt. Pours dark brown with a decent head that starts to dissipate quickly, but a small layer lingers for a while. Medium to light bodied (especially since it’s 6.5 % abv). Very malty for a porter (perhaps that’s the scottish malts talking) and has a slight roast finish. A bit too sweet for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Bottle shared at Natifest ’13. Poured a black color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate toasted malt and citrus aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (6289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Taster from a bottle shared at Natifest 2013. Mostly clear, dark red / brown color. Minimal off-white head, decent lace. Some milk chocolate, light roast. Smooth, soft, light to moderate carbonation. Dry finish. Bigger bitter taste. Decent, bigger, more assertive porter.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1040) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Bottle pour very dark brown. Nose maple syrup and roast. Taste slightly cooked malt and.almost soy sauce. Followed by roast and chocolate. Minimal bitter on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6349) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by DanielCoor- thanks again, Danny! Pours a deep, clear amber-brown color with a small off-white ring for a head. Aroma of malts- roasted, toasted, and chocolate- with some caramel sweetness. Flavor of chocolate, toast, leaves, and some coffee. Light-medium bodied, with a dry mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Why is this rated so low? It’s good.


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