Great Lakes Brewery 25th Anniversary Robust Porter (Barrel-Aged)

Formerly brewed at Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Imperial Porter
Etobicoke, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, - JUL 22, 2012
Deep black in colour with a tan head, good lacing, excellent retention. The aroma is a little lackluster, not a whole lot of anything going on with just a bit of sweetness. The flavour is of bourbon, vanilla, light smoke, dark chcolate and coffee. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, burnt and sweet.

Nicely done, I love the one offs from Great Lakes.

On tap at St. Veronus in Peterborough, Ontario.
Sampled on June 18, 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (6214) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color porter with a medium dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong bourbon notes with light vanilla and some light corn notes also noticeable. Taste is a great mxi between some light roasted malt with medium bitterness with some black chocolate and string dominant notes of bourbon and vanilla. Body is slightly below average with good carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Quite a bit extreme with the barrel-aging so this is no an everyday drink but nice treat nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (417) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
Strong scent of bourbon and charred wood. Translucent dark colour, with ruby hues when held to the light. Overpowering flavour of bourbon and oak. Dense body with little carbonation - almost like drinking a bourbon milkshake. Quite interesting but I wouldnt run to drink it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
Another great beer from GL - so wish they made more of these... Dense malty body with full roast flavour and bitterness. Could be a stout from any other local brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pfriesen (113) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle about 8 months old, with Sprague11. Bourbon has lightened, but starts to come through as it warms. Fair bit of oak on the nose, brown sugar, light mocha notes, low carbonation leads to a syrupy mouthfeel. Some nice warming heat at the finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1556) - - JAN 26, 2013
Black pour, small head. Aroma of bourbon, sweetened coffee. Bourbon barrel complements but does not overpower the taste of coffee, vanilla, dark toffee and cocoa powder. Aged 8 months. Peters bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6564) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2012
July 6, 2012 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. 750ml bottle c/o j&m. Aged in Buffalo Trace barrels. Ruby/brown/black pour with a smallish frothy tan/light brown head (4-). Aroma is floral, chocolate, more than a little sweet bourbon and oak, some alcohol. Taste - Play-Doh and plasticine but in a good way - sweet, deeply roasty, sneaky boozy, really nicely balanced, the bourbon doesnt make too many demands ----- smooooooth. Slick, average body, mild carbonation, a weirdly sweet and herbal finish, the oak and bourbon fade fairly quickly.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
whitecap (289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2012
On Tap at Beer Bistro. Pours dark brown black with a small dark brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and dark malt. The barrels really shine through on this brew. medium bitterness. Love the barrel aging.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2362) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2012
Tap, pours a nice pitch black, aroma is very strong of bourbon a bit roasty, the flavour is very strong on the bourbon as well, a nice roasty coco body, finish with a heavy boozy feel. But really complex overall and really nice offering, better as warms

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
toffsbury (118) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
One of my favourite beers. Aroma is rich and sweet, with caramel, coffee, bourbon and chocolate. The colour is a perfect midnight black, completely opaque, with quite a decent head. Flavour is seriously intense... Sweet with a bare hint of bitter, bourbon, roasted coffee and candy apple chocolate. Of you just leave it sitting on your tongue for five minutes it tastes like youre sipping on coffee - not coffee aftertaste, but actual coffee. I wish theyd put this in the LCBO. I had to call repeatedly and then bike to the brewery to buy it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (2163) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
Bottle courtesy of toffsbury. Pours completely opaque black, with a tan head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is great! Marshmallowy roasty goodness. Great big body. This is very good stuff.

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