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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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4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2012
500 ml bottle. Pours an opaque, orangeish black with a resilient, beige-orange head. Smells slightly roasted. Tastes like milk chocolate, caramel, and roasted hazelnuts.Bit of bitterness in the finish. Body is medium, mouthfeel is unctuous, creamy. Top notch porter, if you ask me.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bahumat (156) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Appearance: Pours a dark brown-black with a generous brown head that fades to two-finger white foam, fading gradually to a nice head. 8/10 Aroma: Nice medium notes of coffee and roast malt, with a pleasantly balanced bitterness. 8/10 Taste: Sour-sweet cocoa on the tongue fading with a pleasantly sour light bitterness on the mid-back of the tongue. 18/20 Palate: Smooth and thick across the tongue, flat, fizzy at the back of the tongue and roof, very mild astringency. Long pleasant finish of cocoa and chocolate. 8/10 Overall: All in all, this is a world champion beer. While no particular element of it entirely stands out, there is no weakness or flaw at all to be found in this porter. Perfectly harmonious in its balance, and tastes great from 6 celsius to 20 celsius temperature range! 18/20.

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! :)

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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAR 29, 2016
Draft at bier markt Montreal. Dark pour with a moderate head. Aromas of light coffee, grains and maybe chocolate. Taste is malt forward.msome grains and a bit of coffee. Lingering burnt finish, maybe a bit of chocolate. Mellow carbonation and a solid body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (777) - Montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 Bire couleur de mlasse, dont on peut quand-mme voir la limpidit et coiffe dun fin col mocha marquant dlicatement le verre dune trs lgre dentelle. Des armes de caramel roux et de cacao. Elle est moyennement amre avec une lgre pointe dacidit, mais sans trop de sucre rsiduel. Elle est de corps surprenament lger (pour une porter), offre une belle effervescence vive, une texture huileuse et se termine sur de beaux armes rtis et une lgre amertume durable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBoegel (29) - New York, USA - APR 18, 2013
A nice porter with a pleasant mellow roasty character underneath a semi sweet chocolate aroma. Smooth and nicely bittered to style with cocoa and touches of English toffee. Dark brown with shades of red under a nice light brown sugar toned head. Very drinkable worth seeking.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matbigrey (117) - Mascouche, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
not a porter huge fan but I like this one! not too dark... I was expecting may be a little more bitter but the hop just feels strong without being too overwhelming... smooth rosted malt taste and chocolate smells without being sweet. the head dd not impress me. it was not really effervescent ... une or two finger when poured but disapeared very quickly.... have it a try!

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,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1864) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Bouteille 500 ml. 5.5%. Couleur brune trs fonc, mousse beige. Arme de chocolat, un peu, trs lgrement cacao de caf. En bouche, malt, caf doux, chocolat, pas trs pleine mais satisfaisante. Un peu danis. Trs agrable en bouche, excellente Porter de soif si on peut dire. 6 mars 2014. Pas mal aqueuse ce soir..


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