Brewed by Hopfenstark
Style: Baltic Porter
L’Assomption, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2013
750 ml bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy, brown-red tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, figs, earth. Flavor is chocolate, hazelnut, creamy mocha, vanilla, smoked, woody. Finish is alcohol warmth, a dash of salt. Lingering sweet chocolate. Thick body, soft mouthfeel, weak carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUL 23, 2011
Poured out a dark brown with a solid red hue, large, frothy light brown cap that sticks around quite nicely and produces some dissipating spots but on a new pour the lacing is thick and dirty looking and glues itself to the glass. Very sweet aroma - too sweet, caramel, vanilla, coconut, dates, tons of sweetness throughout and it seems to be gaining ground. The taste is also sweet very sweet with a hint of alcohol.. just a hint, caramel, odd chocolate, medium roast, vanilla, light spice, coconut, brown sugar, weak molasses. The flavour has been consistent the entire time. Ok feel, astringent at times on the finish. Too sweet. Long finish. Meh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2007
Draught. Very dark brown with a small brown ring of head. Solid aroma - oaky, smoke, raisin sugars, and plum. Medium body that has a good dose of sweetness but is never overwhelming. There’s some toffee and roast fluffiness and finishes with a nice malt bitterness. Very good.
Sampled at Mondial on June 1, 2007.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fred82 (2250) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
Glass, on tap at Host and Vice-Versa. Poured pitch black with a medium creamy brown head. Awesome look. Good head retention, leaves great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, strong roasted malt and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. Finish is quite roasted. Mouthfeel is creamy. medium carbonation. It is my best porter so far. Rating #119

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AlainG (2150) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Brun foncé aux reflets rougeâtres, une mousse qui veut, mais ne peut durer. Elle bave uniformément. Des arômes de torréfaction et de miel de sarrasin semblent prendre les devants. C’est très étrange, mais des senteurs de "putty" pour boucher la rouille sur un vieux char m’envahissent le nez. Ça sent plutôt bon lorsqu’on connaît le produit, sauf que c’est assez chimique. Un goût sucré qui s’apparente à la cassonade foncée ou encore des bonbons au beurre. L’alcool a un rôle de soutient. La bouche passablement remplie de tout ce qui en sort. (365-200912)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2079) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Tap at Blue Monk. Exceptional. Aromas of grass, chocolate, and dark fruit. Taste has a sweet start, with bitterness taking over. Palate is syrupy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with short-lived head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tia (2047) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
Bottle @ RG 20. Brown with little head. Smells like grass, cherries, coffee and lemon. Light roasty and dry flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2009
500 ml bottle- A decided deep opaque black, with a frothy mocha cap, with nice lace. Smokey chocolate aroma with coffee and lactic qualities, and a bit of herbal hops. Sweet molasses and dark chocolate meet bittering hops, but the molasses is too much for me. Syrupy and sweet beyond my liking, but with an enjoyable smokey roasty finish that only has a touch of funky sourness. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
punkska101 (1948) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
750 ml dark brown bottle bought @ Grand Duc : Dense black, solid beige head that last , coffee / moka in nose, a touch of acidity balance by chocolate note

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1872) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
Bouteille 750 ml. 8%. Couleur brune-noire foncé rougeâtre. Mousse beige. Arôme de porto, malt, un peu de caramel-chocolat En bouche, douce, un peu vineuse, un peu de sucre, moins de choclat et café que je pensais...je peut même dire qu’elle me fait penser à un Barley Wine...très bonne.

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