Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Surrey, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   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 (506) - 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 (356) - 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 (536) - - 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 (304) - 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 (800) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewturba (1072) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1334) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (1843) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2303) - 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.

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