Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: Porter
Surrey, Canada


on tap

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (5671) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2016
From a 65 cl bottle. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of chicory, leather and licorice. Smooth, moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mark_Eck (1435) - - FEB 8, 2016
Draft. Pours black. Aroma and taste are light toasted malts, nothing exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (422) - - JAN 8, 2016
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly bitter with hints of chocolate. Taste of nuts with a slightly bitter sweet body and a faint hint of coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (6858) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2015
Light roast. Easy drinking porter, but nothing special here. Light empty finish. Thickish consistency. Black pour with ok head. Tap at Barley Bros Stadium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9430) - 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 (1405) - 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 (185) - 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 (2376) - 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 (1034) - 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.

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