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Brewed by Brasseurs du Monde / Le Picoleur
Style: Porter
Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada

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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Porter anglais

Les patrons des pubs prs du port et des gares de Londres servaient jadis aux porteurs de bagages un mlange de deux ou trois bires issues de barils ne trouvant pas preneur. Les brasseurs dvelopprent alors une bire nomme Entire, intgrant les attributs du mlange : brune, malte, caramlise, un peu sucre, peine brle et pas trop forte en alcool. Idale pour faire le plein dnergie peu de frais sans sarrter longtemps pour manger, elle devint la Porters Beer. En souvenir de cette re, nous avons cr le Big Ben Porter, modrment sec et aux saveurs de malts caramliss un peu brls. Les houblons anglais lui ajoutent une lgre amertume, ce qui quilibre le tout.

A few hundred years ago, pub owners near the London port and train stations were known to serve local porters a cheap blend of beer comprised of the remains of two or three brews that they could not sell. An ideal, inexpensive beverage to replenish ones energy, it became known as Porters Beer. As its popularity grew, brewers then developed a beer called Entire Butt, incorporating various attributes of the original mixture to create a slightly sweet, malty brown beer with lightly burnt caramel notes. It is in homage to this era that our Big Ben Porter was created. Moderately dry with flavors of slightly burnt caramel malts and English hops to bring a light bitterness and balance it all.

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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SuperTiti33 (877) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
En fût à L'Autre Œil. Noire avec des léger reflets rouge. Fin collet beige. Nez: biscuit. Avoine. Chocolat. Caramel. Céréale grillé. Bouche: légère. Fidèle au nez. On dirait un biscuit à l'avoine parsemé de pépite de chocolat. Quoique mince et légèrement métallique, j'aime bien.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (4403) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Good roast, subtle cocoa, and coffee notes. Mouth feel is thinner than i expected, carb is quite low. Finish is lowon the bitterness, with more solid roast. Hops are there, but quite earthy, and there is a metallic flavor in the end that i cant shake. Good, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2014
Poured deep reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of roast malt, coffee beans, dark chocolate. Smooth, medium body, flavour as the aroma, light liquorice,

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
serjaymz (170) - Istanbul, TURKEY - JUN 27, 2014
Şişe @ istanbul. Bardakta simsiyah bir renk kalıcı olmayan kahverengi köpük. Orta gövdeli. Kokuda karamel baskın, ardından kavrulmuş malt ve tatlılık hakim. Tadım dolgun, gazlı, yine karamel kavrulmuş ve arpa tatları ön planda.. Kalıcılık çok uzun değil. Başarılı ancak harika değil..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
Aroma:chocolate,light oxydation... Appearance:dark brown,good beige head... Flavor:rosted malt,light chocolate,high carbonation for a stout...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 15, 2014
bottle, lighter bodied black pour, roasted malts, chocolate notes in both aroma & flavor. chalky notes. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - APR 13, 2014
Pours very dark brown with cherry red hi-lights. Off-white head. Very little lacing On the nose, dark bitter chocolate and burnt coffee. The palate is surprisingly light, liquidy, and less creamy than anticipated. Sweeter than some Porters I have had, but not overpoweringly so. A hard one to categorize and a bit of a mish-mash of styles, but I guess that is what they were going for after reading the label. A quality brew definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Noire-Brune au col crmeux et beige. Arme de cral, caf et chocolat. La saveur est malt, chocolat-cacao. Amertume toute en douceur et amertume lgre

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stytheduke (33) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
Une bire noire qui se veut trs rafrachissante et qui prend mme le rle de plusieurs bires dt. Elle est douce et descend bien dans la gorge, sans anicroches. Les armes de malts grills, torrfis ainsi que de caramel chaud sont prsentes. Des odeurs qui donnent leau la bouche. Une belle couleur noire et mme des teintes de bois dacajou mis la lumire. La bire a peu deffervescence, mais cela aide sa facilit la boire. Une bire avec un bon got torrfi, brl, fum un peu mme. Les saveurs de houblons anglais sont un peu prsentes et namne pas grand amertume. Lamertume semble plutt apporte par le ct chocolat. Une bire qui me rappelle des noix dans le chocolat! :)

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sanselmo (5) - - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
Grand fan de porter mais trop damertume, bon au dpart mais un arrire got moyen, belle couleur et col


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