Brewed by Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co. (Sapporo)
Style: Porter
Guelph, Canada


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RATINGS: 220   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Also known as Porter 68.
Brewed in small batches and limited quantities, Fine Porter is the first of the John Sleeman Presents series. Taken right from page 68 of the family recipe book, it pays homage to the original Porters of Great Britain, and was brewed by George Sleeman back in the 1800s.
Tasting Notes: Fine Porter is one of the more flavourful styles of ale. It has a rather bold, malty taste and a deep, rich colour.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Medium brown in color with small tan head. Aroma is a bit off - slightly metallic. Flavor initially is sweet and malty - definitely a brown porter and not a robust porter. Finishes crisp and slightly hoppy. Not bad for an English style porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - JUN 22, 2010
As a beer, its really not to bad, but as a porter, its kind of a fail. The aroma is mild, and lager like, but with light notes of coffee and roastiness, It kind of smells like they had a lager, but added roasted malts for the colour more than anything. The flavor again, is a little better, starts out smooth, coffee, burnt chocolate, roastiness, bitter, a little on the soapy side, but not too bad. The mouth feel is watery for porter. Really not very porter like, but drinkable, and tasty enough to remain interesting. But the soapy finish would make this beer and unlikely candidate for a session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1531) - Syracuse, New York, USA - APR 28, 2010
07/2007, known as Porter 68: The color is a deep mahogany red. There is a rocky cardboard-brown head. Its not altogether thick, really. Some glassy depth to the look of it. Has a really pleasant, deep and dark berry smell with just that hint of coffee. The coffee smell is milder than most porters, and thats not a bad thing. Has a good mix of both sweet and bitter. Nice cherry, really nice. The taste comes across much more bitter than the smell. The sweet cherry/berry is only an accent. The coffee comes through a lot stronger in the taste than in the smell. It does sweeten as it warms. The feel is bitter on the tongue. Not real thick but creamy enough. Its actually relatively smooth for a porter; doesnt have the usual sandpaper viscosity. Pleasant, not thick or dry. The drink overall is thin but pleasant. Its bitter first, sweet second. Really easy to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimmay (807) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2010
341 ml bottle from brewery. Pours dark brown with red tinges, small cappucino coloured head. Not a tonne of aroma, but nice sweet malty taste. Pretty good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Sleeman Brewing & Malting Company, Ltd.--Porter 68*--2006 Release--11.5 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--30 IBUs? (4.0 / 5.0) Porter. Mild lacy tan head. Clear thin dark bronze red color. Mild burnt hop front. Smooth mild dry sweet crusty biscuit thin roasted toffee black cherry body. Crisp odd mild tangy clean hop end. Well made. Sampled 5/25/2006.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SanfordBrewer (1545) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
(br-btl cm/rd-lbl(neck only), Sleeman Brewing & Malting Co, 9/oz)

lct-br, thin-tan-head, patchy-lace, med-body, ^co2.

bready alchl aroma, sweet-chclt-malt chrcl T1 chclt-malt leafy-hop T2 chrd-malt T3.

too^-co2, too-thin, needs more bitter and aroma hops, fairly drinkable, not bad or special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drowland (8547) - Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Got this on a whim from a mix-6... wasnt impressed at all by this guy. Boring and bland for a porter for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 29, 2009
Bottle, porter #68. Pours a dark brown body with a large tan head. Sweet malty body with a lighter acrid acid malt character. Malty with some light coco and minerals. Eh its a miss.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
Really difficult to get much off the nose...quite muted. Flavour is simply too bitter. It cloys to the mouth and wont let anything else show its face. Very frothy beer...foams up in the mouth extensively. Only the finish shows signs of a deeper body with some personality - hint of nut and pine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours thin and brown and whatever. This is a thin porter, but its the best of both worlds. It has a nice malty taste and thin body - good to drink is larger quantities. Ill defend this one- thin, not the best. . but it has its purpose and a good taste.

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