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Scotch Irish Black Irish Plain Porter

Kichesippi Beer Company
Formerly brewed at Heritage Brewing Limited

Style: Porter
Ottawa, Canada


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RATINGS: 154   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This seasonal porter is a brown so deep that it’s almost black. The taste of our "plain" evolves as it warms in the glass; shading from dry chocolate and coffee to chocolate and cobnut. The finish is dry and nutty with just the slightest hint of licorice. Black Irish is brewed from pale ale, crystal, brown and chocolate malts; with roast barley in the mash for the dry astringency characteristic of Irish porters and stouts. Delightful on its own, it makes a wonderful match with smoked salmon, mussels or oysters.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2002
Black, tan head. Neapolitan ice cream (mostly chocolate) notes, with a touch of roast, rich. Roasty notes and light choclatey flavors, a bit bitter in the finish and comes off as thin. Not a bad porter though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 15, 2002
Chocolate/coffee scent. Dark brown, slim head. Coffee flavour, watery, fair.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
omhper (23428) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 9, 2002
Black coloured. Unfortunate big apple aroma, medium body, somewhat creamy, roasty. Slightly acidic finish. Probably not in best shape when I sampled it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (15617) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2001
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2003 3 year old vintage: This is much more vinous, and less roasty. This not only gives it one of the defining elements of a porter, but reduces one that probably was too much to begin with. The end result - wonderfully complex and balanced porter. One of the few bright lights at the Toronto Festival of Beer 2003. This would score around 4.1. Do it again, Perry.

Black w/light brown head; lightish body, but luscious chocolate flavours; slight roasted astringency. In fact, this isn't really a porter at all, but a stout. The presence of roasted barley, the black colour and astringent bite at the end are all hallmarks of a Stout, not a porter.

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