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Brewed by Driftwood Brewery (Canada)
Style: Porter
Victoria, Canada

bottled
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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A drinkable platform to explore dark malt! The Blackstone Porter has ample body to support the flavours of chocolate and coffee derived from dark specialty malts. A surprisingly-quaffable session Porter, and the perfect companion to good conversation when the rain is lashing at the windows.

Malts: Pale, Dark Crystal, Chocolate, Black
Hops: Summit

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2717) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2016
Not that impressed with this. Pours black with off-white head. Aromas of anise and some cold coffee. Similar flavours. Thin and a bit watery. No sweetness. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8058) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 25, 2016
Roast and a little dark chocolate like Truffles. Black pour with good head and lacing. Some caramel. Bittersweet finish. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1199) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 9, 2016
Bottle. Black pour with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla and slight biscuit notes. Taste is sweet chocolate, subtle vanilla and dark fruit, a little roasty with some bitterness in the finish. Nice standard porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brettsky06 (266) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
Pours dark brown. Hints of smoke and roasted notes in the aroma. Taste is nicely balanced between coffee and chocolate. Very good porter

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3358) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 4, 2016
Dark body, off white head. Notes of cocoa, some slight bit of coffee bitterness. Not a bad porter. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawyerpc15 (65) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2016
Had this on tap on a trip to Victoria. Very smooth and a rich chocolate taste. Would definitely buy this beer again.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evilkniamhel (686) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 28, 2016
Bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk dregs run. Pours clear dark brown. Nose of brown sugar, coffee cake, savoury. Taste is dark chocolate, full bodied, smooth, coffee grind, dry, long finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McNeillR (2264) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Dark brown and soft tan light brown thin ringed head. Nose is terse roast, meaty and tinny. Initial taste is a smoky very light choc and dusty bitterness. Carbonation is firm but fades to a thin cooling mouthfeel. Finishes tarry sweetness and lingers drinking choc sweetness.

Bottle, CGarvieUK 10th Anniversary Tasting

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9808) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
UPDATED: APR 27, 2016 Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear dark brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate, light roast. Taste is light sweet, fruity. Roast. Sweet finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (1461) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
Pours burgundy shade of black. Aroma is roast malts, cocoa and coffee. Taste is cocoa bitter, coffee bitter, cocoa sweet, roast malts, slight fruitiness from coffee.


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