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Brewed by Townsite Brewing
Style: Porter
Powell River, Canada

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Coffee and roasted smells on the nose, round and smooth malty mouthfeel that is enhanced with the warmth of the 5.8% alcohol and that is balanced with the bitterness coming from the dark malts.


blomster's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blomster (258) - Göteborg, - JUL 3, 2012
650 ml bottle bought at the brewery. Reddish dark brown pour with a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, ground coffee, nuts. Medium sweet, tiny bit salty, light to medium bodied. Finishes with bitter chocolate, ash. A decent, light porter. Tastes good, buy doesn’t come close to the test batch I tried in January that was absolutely awesome.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (747) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Fragrant / floral aroma with some grass, hay, and light sulphur notes. Taste is sweet roasty malts that are met fairly quickly with an earthy bitterness. Finishes slightly tarty. Appearance is a clear brown/amber with a beige fluffy head that retains very well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Lots of roast, sweet malts, little bit nutty, good body. Nice porter, really quaffable. Good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark mahogany color, some light goes through, with compact head. Mild aroma of roasted malt with a bread accent. Smooth, quite dry in the front, mellow later; good roasted malt flavor with some firewood and oven baked bread, mildly chocolatey; correct bitterness, some of it from the roasted malt, hiding the hop resins.
Fresh, pleasant.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6981) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy at 5am during the Canada vs. Sweden gold medal hockey game. Medium brown with an average white head that leaves no lace. Powdery cocoa, light roast. Thin, bordering on watery. Just ok.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2013
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room on Hastings in Vancouver. Very dark, but one can see a little light through. Strong licorice impression here, I’m afraid. I’ll drink this, but I’m not up for another.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1295) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
Bomber. Clear deep red copper, lasting small creamy tan head. Aroma of smoked malts and dark fruit. Bitter dark burnt malt taste, some cacao, coffee and sweet nuttiness. Soft carbonation, medium body, low hopped. Cacao intensifies as it warms, flattens and thins toward the finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RumRunner101 (803) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
Dark Brown pour with beige head. Aroma is slightly sweet with good roasted notes - chocolate, coffee. Kind of thin in the body. Flavour again is roasted malts with a light bitterness and some salt. The finish is a predominant burnt malt flavour. This reminds me of burnt buttered toast.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1947) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2012 650 ml bottle. Pours black with medium head. Aromas of grass, coffee, and malts. Flavors of burnt malts, grass, dry cocoa, light citrus and hops. As per previous rating, not a porter. But nice,

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneevel (71) - - OCT 10, 2012
Pours dark brown with some reddish tones. Nice malt aromas and a hint of coffee. Cocoa powder in the mouth, nice, but quite simple. Fairly dry and drinkable. A bit hard carbonation. Again, drinkable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3369) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2012
Tap at St Augustines Deep brown,small tan head.Toasty nose.Lightly toasted sweet profile. Not bad but not a porter, it is a brown ale.


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