Formerly brewed at Granville Island Brewing (Molson Coors)
Style: Porter
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Porter originated in London England just prior to the industrial revolution. The name was adopted after the porters who worked the docks of London and drank copious amounts of this dark ale to sustain them. As a style of ale, Porter is the predecessor of Stout which was originally called Stout (or strong) Porter. Our Porter is a deep brown, almost black, colour with a red tint. It presents coffeelike roasted malt flavours and a dry finish.

Only available in our Granville Island Brewing retail store.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carl99Fan (187) - Suwanee, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2009
Brought home to GA from recent trip to the Taproom on Granville Island. Very easy to drink. Low ABV, slight caramel flavor. Was expecting more, but this was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3893) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Brown bottle, 650 ml, tasted with Luc Bourbonnire, savoured on November 27 2009; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of beige head, light lacing; nose: roasted malt, milk chocolate, resinous hops, light coffee, roasting; mouth: roasted malt, chocolate milk, resinous hops, light coffee, roasting, finale in light roasted malt with presence of chocolate milk, lightly lactic, average carbonation, lightly acrid and bitter; overall: quite likable FRANAIS Bouteille brune, 650 ml, bue avec Luc Bourbonnire, savoure le 27 novembre 2009; il : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse beige, lgre dentelle; nez : malt rti, chocolat au lait, houblon rsineux, lger caf, torrfaction; bouche : malt rti, chocolat au lait, houblon rsineux, lger caf, torrfaction, finale en lger malt torrfi avec prsence de lait au chocolat, lgrement lactique, carbonatation moyenne, lgrement cre et amre; en rsum : bien aim

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (13283) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2009
A dark ruby red porter with a thin light moka head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate malt, and light British hops. In mouth, a nice sweetish chocolate and caramel, with good fragrant hops, coffee notes, medium bodied. Bottle tasted Nov. 27, with GRM and friends. Merci Jean-Sbastien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2009 Oh! From an almost headless begining, the rest of this beer poured out into a very dark brown or darkest of dark amber, although not so dark that when held up to the light that you couldnt detect some transparency. Aroma was not strong yet one could still discern some pleasing hints of dark chocolate. Taste featured again the chocolate along with perhaps burnt coffee and/or malts. Mouth was above average for a porter, being more robust than expected. Finish had some hoppy "bite". One of GIs nicer seasonals of late, bettering some of their flops of recent years.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle shared JoeMcPhee. Thank you. Deep ruby colour. Thin brown head with a clinging lace. Rich syrupy ale. Berries in the flavour. Deliciously made porter. Smooth texture and finish of coffee and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. Deep brown beer with a thin tan head. Aroma is pretty nice. Sweet chocolatey nose, a bit of herbal character in addition to the aroma. Flavour is sweet with a light cocoa/coffee flavour. It finishes fairly dry with a lingering toastiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (4360) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2009
nice roasty aroma with touches of brown sugar, and some coffee. a smooth creamy mouthfeel, with more roast, and coffee, a nice porter, nothing extraordinary, but solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2009
Hearty caramel and walnuts on the nose. Standard porter colour. Cocao, dust, some bitterness and a hint of vanilla in the mouth. Dry up front but some slight give in the throat. I got a little bit of cherry after about 5 mouthfulls...Not bad stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, nearly opaque color with orange highlights. The head was light brown. There was a distinct metallic aroma reminiscent of the way your hands smell after handling a bunch of coins. There was also some chocolate and a bit of roasty malt. Medium bodied and delicately sweet up front. Dry at the end with accompanying roasty bitterness/acidity. The flavor profile included the likes of cola, chocolate, and burnt malt. Improved somewhat after warming up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3915) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 16, 2009
Deep brown,lasting tan head.Pleasant light roast and brown sugar nose.Light roast and dry malt profile, light bitterness

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