Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: Porter
Etobicoke, Canada


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
An American style Porter. 2013 Gold Medal - Canadian Brewing Awards.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (955) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
Poured from 473mL can. Near black with tan head. Coffee and roast malt predominant with notes of milk chocolate rounding things out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CRock (201) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2014
Picked it up straight from the brewery. 500ml tall can. Nice people. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
650ml bottle from the lcbo Nice vanilla aroma but once again not a huge fan of vanilla beers

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - MAR 19, 2014
On the nose some nice burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Taste wise, while those same flavours are coming through, there is a surprising sweetness on the back of the tongue. This is not a bitter Porter. Liked this one quite a bit

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pushkinwow (2691) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
On tap at Bar Hop (Toronto). Dark brown with mocha head. Chocolate, vanilla, hint of smoke, quite sweet, underlying semi-roasted malt. High carbonation, mild+ body, chocolate cake with a hint of hazelnut, sweet but dry on finish, reminds me of Rogue Chocolate Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazy_cat_lady (412) - - JAN 29, 2014
Cask on draught at WVRST. January 28, 2014. Decent porter from a brewery that makes beers Im not usually interested in. Faint aroma. Dark, opaque beer (hard to see in dimly-lit restaurant). Bitter chocolate and coffee. Not quite as strong flavoured as I would have expected, but still a nice porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1505) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Can. Black colour with a fast head. I find the aroma to be quite barley like at first then it goes all roast and chocolate like after with a hint of dust or something grainy. On the palate it proves to be chocolate and sweet like with a bittery finish. Decent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sudomorph (1106) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2014 Cask days 2013. Bourbon Barrel-aged. Pours a very dark brown with a tan, ring head. Aroma has big notes bourbon with hints of roasted malts and chocolate.Taste is a semi-sweet bitter with a malty aftertaste.Medium body with a low-medium carbonation. Slick, oily, syrupy mouth feel but still very drinkable. Not overly Swwet. Well balanced.Overall very good. Would buy again to sip away at. Good show!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neongolden (1287) - Linkping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 (Project X bottle from the brewery) From what I can see (consumed by candlelight the night of the great Toronto flood), pours an extremely dark brown with a head of tan foam, light lace. Aroma heavy on roast, dark chocolate, bitter, grassy hops, a little coffee and smoke. Flavour follows the aroma, toffee malts underlie what is a roast/chocolate/coffee porter body with a reasonable helping of herbal hops, light dried fruit and some smokiness. Finishes on the dry side with roast, smoke, some hops bitterness, a little thin. Body is fairly light, over-carbed, no booze. This is a pretty good porter, but Im coming to the conclusion that "ordinary" porters are just not quite my thing. The GL Robust Porter blows this into the weeds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spab (3485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
650 ml (Project X) bottle from brewery. Pours an ultra dark brown with dense light brown head. Roasty cocoa, espresso and fruity hints in the aroma. Flavour is fairly rich roasty/smoky malt with strong cocoa presence, some coffee and gentle notes of dark, dried fruit. Average plus body. Quite nice.

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