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Brewed by Half Pints Brewing Co.
Style: Baltic Porter
Winnipeg, Canada

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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Finally, something to look forward to this Pothole season! Brewed using pale, crystal, chocolate, and melanoidin malts. Finish hopped with UK Fuggles, and aged with french oak. Cool fermented and lagered out for a sweet, toasty finish.

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4.1
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
2010-06-19. Dark brown-black body with a vary nice creamy brown head. 4+ Pleasant aroma of chocolate, modest roast, sweet dark malt. Flavour is surprisingly sweet at first with just enough dry bitterness to balance it nicely, sweet sugary touches (brown sugar?) and subtle nuance throughout. 8+ Smooth medium to full bodied palate. Very nice. Bottle from the brewery shared by DuctTape

3.7
fata2683 (2202) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2010
bottle thanks to my kick-ass trading partner to the North, Savvy1982, pours thick black, tall dark tan head. Aroma is pine hops, roasted malt and thin chocolate notes. The oak is present as well. Strong vanilla and burnt caramel flavors with a little booze and earthy wood and hop elements. Really nice porter.

4.1
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 31, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2011 Pours dark brown with mahogany highlights. The head is small but persists nicely. The aroma is aroma is dark, deep and complex. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak, licorice, and grassy, earthy hops. The flavor has chocolate, flint, oak, coffee, plums, red berries, smoke, and a long dry finish. These guys rock, and this beer shows us why.

3.9
pintbypint (3836) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
341ml brown bottle with green wax dipped cap. Black in colour, a thin light brown cap on top. Aroma is sweet dark malts, hint of raisins, tobacco and chocolate. Flavour is roasty with dark chocolate notes. Finish is roasty, long, dry, woody, light smokiness. Some late roasty bitterness with sweet citrus. Mid to full bodied with an persistent tight beaded carbonation. Only a suggestion of alcohol, a nice rich tasting strong porter.

4.1
thb (837) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 25, 2010
Nice looking drink. Just off black, with cappucino foam. Doesn’t last too long though. Nice tasting drink too. Tasty chocolate and coffee malts, with great balance from some roasty bitterness. Pine-y hops throughout. Alcohol totally hidden - could be dangerous. Intense, lingering finish. Darn good.

3.7
VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - MAY 24, 2010
Well, following Anchor Porter is going to be damn tough but early signs hint towards another excellent drinking experience. Very dark brown but pretty much black, medium brown cap, small but retains well - leaves slippery, silty lacing. The aroma is not strong and that is good. Smooth nearing medium strength chocolate, roasted stuff, sweet fruit (Nectarine maybe?), dull molasses, soft wood (yea, would have not recognized this if I didn’t know to look for it), something reminding me of maraschino cherries. I like the aroma but I wish that I didn’t have to fight recognize it so much. Drinks really really good! Just a hint of the alc but at the same time there’s some bakers chocolate bitterness that keeps everything cool. Coffee that is actually tasty, figs, smoke, shit load of roast. Finishes fairly strong... in a good way. Very easy drinking. Odd - porters usually bore the fuck out of me but I just hit two in a row that were exceptional - go figure.

4.3
patricks110 (2676) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
Absolutely amazing beer. Pour is pure black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet maple, malts, toffees, caramel, alcohol. Taste is very sweet, malty and nice alcohol kick. Overall, a tasty adventure. I will buy this again.

4.2
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
12oz bottle. Lasting brown head starts out fizzy and noisy. Very dark brown beer. Aroma of alcohol, molasses, maple, nuts and wood. Part of this aromatic melange is obviously from the oak. Very nice flavour. Tastes just like the scent. Woody, toffee, syrup and nuts. Nice job.

4
Parksy (128) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2010
From a bottle. Very nice porter - nice hoppy finish that avoids being too sweet.

4.1
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - APR 27, 2010
Pours Solid black with a very tall foamy beige head. Very bold malty aroma, with a slight salty sweetness to it. The flavour is Fantastic. very rich and complex, roasted malts, coffee and molassas. Dry smooth finish. Incredible palate and balance of flavours. Half pints has outdone themselves this time.


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