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

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.5
Fred82 (2313) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2017
Bomber. Pours black small head. Nose coffee and roasted malts. Taste coffee and roasted malts. Finish coffee and roasted malt. Palate a bit thin. Good but not very complex.

3.9
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 18, 2017
Thanks Frank. This was poured into an English pint glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with no head or lace. The aroma had some rugged dark to bitter chocolate malts with a nice roasty balance. The flavor lends a hand to the roasty side and then the bitterness of the chocolate nibs end up blending nicely. Robust smooth bitter chocolatey aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt nicely. Overall, really easy going Porter well worthy of having again.

3.9
colui72 (978) - HONG KONG - FEB 6, 2017
This is a typical orthodox porter where its flavours come from its malts not from added ingredient. Pours dark brown close to back, with nearly no head, no lacing and no visible carbonation. Aroma is roasted malts, coffe and cocoa. Taste feels the same, easy peasy. Light bodied, with a pleasant lingering roasted taste, no much carbonation. Easy to drink and to enjoy. Good!

3.8
GRM (4015) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2017
Brown bottle, 660 ml, via Erik-P (thank you!) - CANBIF October 2016, savoured on January 21 2017; eye: black, opaque, ring of brown head, slight lacing; nose: roasting, coffee, chocolate, light bittering hops; mouth: roasting, coffee, chocolate, bittering hops, light astringency, semi-dry finale in coffee with presence of chocolate, medium-full body, good carbonation, more bitter than expected, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: quite likable FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 660 ml, via Erik-P (thank you!) - CANBIF octobre 2016, savourée le 21 janvier 2017; œil : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, très légère dentelle; nez : torréfaction, café, chocolat, léger houblon amérisant; bouche : torréfaction, café, chocolat, houblon amérisant, légère astringence, finale semi-sèche en café avec présence de chocolat, corps moyen-corsée, bonne carbonatation, plus amère que prévue, légèrement sucrée, texture rugueuse; en résumé : bien aimé

3.2
cards04 (2784) - 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
solidfunk (8838) - 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
ljthiessen (1322) - 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
Brettsky06 (416) - 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
northropfrye (3506) - 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
sawyerpc15 (113) - 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.


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