Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Imperial Porter
Campbellford, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
This ale is part of Heavy Weight series of strong beers, made with 100% organic malt.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daboskabouter (1469) - Fergus, Ontario, - MAR 17, 2008
Very dark brown with a little shine and a foamy off-white head. The nose is coffee and a light hint of chocolate. The body is slightly acidic with notes of espresso. A little spritzy, but a nice alcohol burn and well-rounded, almost porterish stout.

rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
650ml bottle from the brewery, deep black color, with a tan-colored head, yeasty, earthy green vegetebale, faint acidic nose with some old tobbaco cigar leafs, faint spicy anise, black pepper accents, with some wet used coffee bean, cocoa, chocolate notes in the aroma follows through a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, acidic, harsh, green vegetebale, roasted, toasted malt, tobbaco leaf character, with some wet used coffee grounds, faint dark chocolate undertones, leading towards a light winey, fruity, earthy green tobbaco, tea leaf, brown chocolate, lingering bitterness finish. It’s not what i was expecting from a chocolate porter, not enough chocolate too much earthiness from the organic malts and hops

czar (9608) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2010
Drank at Cask Days at Beau’s 2010 Oktoberfest. Full of flavours : Nuts, semi-sweet chocolate, fruits, all of it. Light body, dark chocolate colour. NICE.

radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2008
Very dark brown - near black in colour, beige head that dissipated quickly, very light lacing. The aroma has some roast, light chocolate, very minor alcohol, lightly sweet. The flavour is of light roasted malts, lightly burnt, some chocolate sweetness. Sweet mouthfeel, medium/light body, medium carbonation. Finishes lingering and sweet.

Kind of boring, quite sweet and lacking some body. Much better than The Lactese Falcon though, much better.

Growler from the Church Key Brewery in Pethericks Corners, Ontario.
Opened on January 11, 2008.

hiphop (84) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2008
Just a half-pint at Volo on tap. Recollections, according to a note, of very roasty malt, notes of chocolate, coffee, with a nice finish reminiscent of a fine nutbrown ale.

pintbypint (3924) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
650ml brown bottle courtesy of gilvanblight and pandoragreen. Very dark brown in colour, looks to be opaque, or pretty near anyway. Tan head swells up very large and fluffy on first pour then settles to a less impressive thin layer atop the darkness. Aroma is chocolate malt with quite a bit of notes of coffee grounds. Flavour is dark roasted coffee up front, dark chocolate notes, mild sweetness with a touch of smoky malt. Dryish, roasty malt and coffee finish. Alcohol makes a brief appearance in the finish but not tot he point of distraction. This drinks like a lesser abv porter. Nice effort.

DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
Nose is dark chocolate and roasted coffee, darkest brown, small toffee head. Taste is loads of choco/malt, medium bodied, bitter as hell. Very good.

DerWeg (1748) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 RE-RATE - Aroma lightly sour-sweet. Taste is sour and sweet and bitter from chocolate malt, chocolate and hops. A bit sticky (as noted before) ** ORIGINAL RATE 6 4 7 3 10 = 3.0I just drank a half pint at ?C’est What? in Toronto. Nice deep dark brown and viscous body. Smells malty, simple. Taste is rather disappointing - sticky, sweet, lacking any nuance, finish seems a bit cloying and ’off’. Finished more like a sweet stout than a porter, did not have much going on as far as acidity or dimensional malt flavors (please refer to Black Irish), Not ’bad’ craft beer but I tossed this one back without much enjoyment to be completely honest. Pull your socks up CK, Ontario needs you to present a consistently good porter and IPA.

Sammy (12995) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2008
On-line at C’est What. Kudos to them for babying this, it must be asked for by name. Last known keg. Black with great chocolate porter aroma. No known head, thought it a cask but there is carbonation there. Fine on the mouthfeel, but great porter taste. Very nicely done.

TheJester (2543) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2008
650 mL bottle. Opaque chestnut brown with a medium-sized, persistent beige head. The aroma has chocolate and a little smoke in it, along with a little roasted malt. The flavour is full of dark semi-sweet chocolate and roast, with a bit of initial astringency. Silky smooth mouthfeel. Medium to light carbonation. The body is full initially, but the back end kinda falls out of it as it warms up and the alcohol becomes more apparent. Nevertheless, a fine adult beverage.

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