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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
It was upon my emergence from my craft that I realized I had traveled not to another place, but to another time. About me lumbered a number of stout men, burdened by heavy loads. Finding a sudden need to slake my thirst and steady my mind, I called out to one of these porters. He pointed to a tavern, inside of which I found this roasty, chocolaty, and supremely drinkable brew.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
[5412-20130530] Sample. Roasted cereal aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with a foamy medium-lasting tan head. Toasted cereal nuts flavour has a grainy aftertaste. Medium body. Good. (7/3/6/3/14) 3.3
(Mondial 2013, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fhoublon (461) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2014
Dégustée (bouteille) le 1er juin 2013 au Mondial de la Bière 2013 à Montréal (D21C3KPPPi). Bière noire opaque. Col mince crémeux beige foncé persistant. Odeur de chocolat au lait. Très douce, très sucrée, très amère. Saveur de chocolat noir bien présente. Se boit très bien, pas trop lourde ni sirupeuse. Excellente, n’a pas de défaut majeur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
furthur (984) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Opaque black/brown, tan head disappears. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, raisin. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, toasted almond?, bitter finish. Not sweet, sour and bitter. Palate is a bit thin for porter, carbonation moderate. Very dark chocolate forward.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (3807) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 16, 2013
Glass, 4-ounce, from a bottle, draught, during the Mondial de la bière, savoured on May 29 2013; eye: dark brown, opaque, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted barley, black coffee, light chocolate, light vanilla; mouth: roasted barley, black coffee, chocolate, vanilla, acidity, slight astringency, hops, finale in roasted barley with presence of vanilla, medium body, good carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly sweet, a bit thin; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Verre, 4 onces, d’une bouteille, bue lors du Mondial de la bière, savourée le 29 mai 2013; œil : brun foncé, opaque, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, légère dentelle; nez : orge torréfiée, café noir, léger chocolat, léger vanille; bouche : orge torréfiée, café noir, chocolat, vanille, acidité, très légère astringence, houblon, finale en orge torréfiée avec présence de vanille, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, moyennement amère, légèrement sucrée, un peu mince; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5805) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Deep super dark brown coloured body with a large, five centimetre tall light brown head that stays afloat for quite a long time. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of milk and lactic notes, some pit fruits, grapes, oak and a bunch more milky notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive raisin and grape sweetness with a hint of light spices, a touch of earthy and anise flavours and a good dose of alcohol and bitterness at the end. Aftertaste shows a good roasted malt flavour with some dry oak and vanilla noticeable, but a good malt flavour cut with some strong sugars. Overall, a nice porter - nothing too special, but a solid beer and well worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 12-April-2013 for US$4.98 sampled at home in Washington on 03-September-2013.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, cola hued, moderate frothy khaki head, nice lacing.   Pale roasted malts, a little musty, not all that hoppy.   Seems somewhat dull or light.   On the tongue its a bit dry, pale roast, a little bit of dark pitted fruit and chocolate, but a lot of dirty mustiness.   Literally no hop, no bitterness, so its a little puzzling.   Its like this beer is 2 years old or something.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finishes with slight ash, very pale roasted malts, not all that sweet, and a bit thin by this time.   Its very light and pedestrian, which is weird for Gigantic.   Perhaps a re-rate is in order.   Nothing really off about this, other than its so light and lacks any bitterness or even rich roasty maltiness.   Just a snoozer of a beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a modest tan head. Good retention and decent lacing. Initially I found the nose to be a little like chalky PVC. Not good. As it warmed it improved... cocoa, roast, and light coffee. A little on the dry side and chalky comes to mind again. Good cocoa flavors and then BAM, the dry roast chalky taste roars back. Unpleasant plastic flavored burps. I’m done here. Please initiate time travel and stop me from drinking this. Future re-rate... maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5835) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
650ml bottle pours black in color with a huge light brown head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is a dark fruit and chocolate malty sweetness with a light roasted grain and herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A well crafted porter that is worthy of sampling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (3045) - Gray, Maine, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours a rich burnt umber color with two fingers of khaki foam. The nose is roasted chocolate malt, grass and a touch of dark fruit. The palate follows with a moderate carbonation to bubble up a bit of malted chocolate flavor, prune, earthy roast. Decent porter but nothing to exciting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bottle from Brewery. Pours almost opaque, dark brown with creamy tan foam. Smells subtle, sweet, earthy, roasty and creamy with a hint of chocolate. Tastes warm and chocolaty with hints of vanilla and ends with a nice light bitter coffee.

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