Brewed by Big Ridge Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Surrey, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.07/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Taking its name from the men who drank it - the London porters worked the docks of the Thames River during the 1700s. This dark ale is rich and roasty with a smooth malt finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14366) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Draft - Toasted malts and some cocoa. Dirty dark brown with a rich beige head, toasted malts, some light nut and coffee bitterness. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Cask at Alibi Room, Vancouver. Pours Dark Brown, almost opaque, no head, nice smoky/roasted aroma. Slightly syrupy and sweet, medium body. Subtle finish reintroduces smoky notes. A very nice traditional English-style porter, glad to have had it on cask.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (5123) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
(Draught) Purchased at the Alibi Room on March 14, 2012, for $6.25. Very smooth, nice ash. Great texture - very good full body. Not gritty but strong palate. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (16597) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2011
On nitro tap at The Alibi Room, pours dark orangey brown with a foamy beige head. Aroma of English malt, light treacle and biscuit. Flavour of butterscotch, roasted malt, treacle, light spices and feint chocolate. Great smooth body with rich flavours for a porter. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (20221) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Draught at the brewpub
Dark amber-brown color, with a persistent creamy head. Aroma of dark, roasted malts, light bread. Smooth mouthfeel in the front, with a good roasted malt and dark chocolate flavor, getting drier to the end, more ashy, more toasty; there are light hop qualities, but they are hidden by the dark malts. The dryness of the final is also a bit metallic. Quite tasty overall.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2417) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
Aroma is okay roasted barley with nothing else on the nose, and none of that barley is turning into other fancy flavours you might reasonably expect from roasted barley. Has modest head, and a dark amber-black body. Flavour is barley, roasted; imagine that! Its drinkable but missing some serious mastery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 06, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: opaque brown, creamy beige head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, caramel sweetness, nice nutty character
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, dark caramel sweetness, light bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.2/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
Ive been driving past this place on a regular basis ever since they opened and at last, yesterday, finally stepped inside for lunch, Oh yes, and also for some beer. This porter looked right but I could sense any sort of aroma at all. Odd, but the taste was what it should be and thats what matters the most. Might have been some dark chocolate, might have been some burnt coffee, but if there was I could not discern any of it. However, it DID taste like a porter. Mouthfeel was better than some porters Ive had, i.e., not thin, and this one had a nice finish. An okay beer, and Id have it again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 29, 2007
Dark brown with a tan creamy nitro head. Aroma is light touch of coffee and some dark malts. A light toasty flavour with a little chocolate. Finishes slightly sticky and thin.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2005
Very pale for a porter... looks like a darkish amber colour. Brown nitro head. Faint caramel and toast, but otherwise quite low. Flavour is chocolatey and roasty with a touch of coffee. Light caramel/cocoa finish with lingering bitterness.

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