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%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (246) - squamish, British Columbia, - APR 24, 2013
really impressed with this one really great smell of choc. and pretty much exactly what you would expect a porter to taste like nice dark color with a great white slightly brown head and taste a bitter sweet rich smooth taste that stays and gets better hell fucking yea driftwood

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2277) - Qubec 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (5907) - Essex Junction, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
colui72 (939) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3984) - 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 FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 660 ml, via Erik-P (thank you!) - CANBIF octobre 2016, savoure le 21 janvier 2017; il : noire, opaque, anneau de mousse brune, trs lgre dentelle; nez : torrfaction, caf, chocolat, lger houblon amrisant; bouche : torrfaction, caf, chocolat, houblon amrisant, lgre astringence, finale semi-sche en caf avec prsence de chocolat, corps moyen-corse, bonne carbonatation, plus amre que prvue, lgrement sucre, texture rugueuse; en rsum : bien aim

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cards04 (2771) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8639) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1289) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brettsky06 (393) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3481) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sawyerpc15 (102) - 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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