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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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 13/20
Lubiere (13271) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2013
A deep dark porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, powderyt bitter chocolate with British hops and coffee. In mouth, powdery dry bitter chcolate with grassy hops, coffee grindsn good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11641) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
Project X at The Rhino, on-tap. Flat out the best porter I have had Ontario made. Spot on the style, smoth drinker. Not opaque black with only a litle head. Creamy mouthfeel, tasty, popular by GL staff as well who were having sample after sample. Milk chocolatey. Just bitter enough and rated at 45 ibu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (10133) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 2012-01-12. Solid porter, seemed sweeter and less roasty than the Reserve Stache version in both the aroma and flavour. Very drinkable, smooth medium to full bodied palate. Quite nice. On tap at the brewery for Project X as Harry Porter.

2011-11-10. Brown tinged black body, modest tan head and lace. 3+ Dry roasty malt, fairly bitter throughout, dry roasty character lingers. 7+ Similar aroma, modest roast over dry malt. 7+ Average plus palate. Solid, well made porter. On tap at Rhino for Project X as Great Lakes Brewing Burt Reynolds Reserve Stache Porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2011
Cask at Cest What. Deep black pour with a tight brown head. The aroma has a lot of cocoa and some softly roasty. There is a little bit of roast and some chewy herbal aroma. Soft and a little bit earthy. Some chewy character as well as a touch of black patent malt. A lot of roast and a fairly assertive bitterness along with a little bit of toast as well. Really tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2012 [4089-20111110] Cask. Roasty wood malt aroma has boozy sweet caramel hints. Black red-hued body with a medium-lasting creamy brown head. Roasted sweet coffee ground malt flavour has a long lingering burnt aftertaste. Full body. Quite hearty and stout. (7/4/7+/4/16) 3.8~
(Project X @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)

[4247B-20120112] Tap. Lightly burnt wood charcoal aroma. Black body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. More burnt wood and a light barnyard straw poop pile in the flavour. Full body. Good. (7/5-/7/4/14) 3.7
(Project X @ brewery, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (8270) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Strong bitter hops, seems almost too much of a presence for a porter, and some bitter coffee. Decent but my mistake was drinking it right after an imperial stout and a dipa. Pours black, decent carbonation. On tap at Burger Bar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (7472) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2012
Cask at at Rhino for Project X. Pours a nice looking very dark brown with ruby highlights and a small diminishing creamy light-brown head. Aroma starts with coffee followed by roasted malt and some chocolate. Delicious flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, cream, some light leafy hops and a roasty bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. One of the best Porters Ive had in quite a while, fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (7247) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 14, 2012
On tap at Volo
Aroma mild dark roast notes. Mild bit muted nose.
Appearance brown-black with thin beige top.
Flavor and Palate : medium light body. Plus carbonation. Good roast feel, hint of charcoal. It was lacking some spirit. Goof front but follow up was rather weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (5357) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2015
Liquide assez brun pour tre, dun autre point de vue, presque noir. Mousse beige a priori paisse. Dentelles qui dcorent lintrieur de mon verre. Le nez exhibe des parfums de malts rtis teints de chocolat et de caf avec des houblons en terre et en herbes. Au got, les crales sont noires, torrfies et lgrement brles. Les houblons sont se manifestent. Le chocolat sinvite et des saveurs de noix arrivent. En bouche, son corps est arrondi et la texture est crmeuse. En finale, lamertume des malts est accompagn par des houblons et un effet chocolat. Canette de 473 ml achete sur place par une me charitable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robinvboyer (4356) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap at The Burger Bar. Jet black pour, with a big rocky beige head. Amazing roasted malt aroma, touches of vanilla, wood, and some coffee. Decent mouthfeel, and a solid carbonation. the flavor was super satisfying. Roasty, burnt coffee, and some great vanilla finish. what a great porter, please bottle this!

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