Le Cheval Blanc Porter (au Cacao)

Brewed by Le Cheval Blanc
Style: Porter
Montreal, Canada


on tap


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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.03/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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JulienHuxley (5792) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2010
Cask at Cheval blanc. Murky dark brown pour, no head. Aroma is light, ever so slightly roasted with a bit of chocolate. Taste is a bit watery, there is some cocoa and roasted malt but the lack of body lets the taste just sort of die on your tongue. Definately sessionable, but not worth it to me.

MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
My Bottom Line:
Earthy cocoa notes delve into adamant cherry-like fruitiness before roasted malts present flavor and bitterness to this fun but perhaps muddled Porter.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the murky brown.
-Effervescence is comfortable and the body lean and quite smooth.
-That fruitiness overwhelms many of the roasted and chocolate notes within.
-The flavor profile is not entirely cohesive to my tastebuds, although there is nothing necessarily wrong about it. The flavors are simply all over the place.

On tap at the brewpub.

Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2008
Almost black pour covered by a healthy off-white head. While never too sweet, this is a porter without much roastiness nor hoppiness. We’re mostly dealing with a powdery chocolate, borderline fudge beast. Powdery texture, light-medium bodied. Easily drinkable, soft palate, almost silky.

beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2008
The pour reveals a black color with brown highlights and a medium, creamy, tan head. Aroma of coacoa and roasted malt, it’s quite pleasant dare I say. In the mouth, dryness takes control of the event while coacoa and roasted malt sneak in, there’s mild bitterness in the end. The body has a light to medium thickness with a smooth and creamy texture and gentle carbonation.

Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2008
In short: Very soft chocolaty porter. A bit too soft but enjoyable
How: Tap at brewpub. Rating for the batch brewed end of 2007 with the indication “extra chocolaty”
The look: Black body with a small tan head
In long: This is a smooth pint of chocolate malt bringing soft cacao notes. Not much roastiness, no fruity flavours and hops presence kept to a minimum. Finish is a bit dry. Carbonation is soft. Body is slim and a bit fluffy. Not watery at all but could have used a little more malt density. There’s nothing wrong with the beer but as it stands it is as soft as a submissive husband on the day of his hard-core feminist wife birthday.

TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
En fût. Verre de 12 oz à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café et de cacao. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de cacao et de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement crémeuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #1427)

Quevillon (3061) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
Bu sur place le 2/1/08, en fut (10 oz). Brune cola, moyen collet beige pale. Arome de malte cafiné torrifié plaisant, notes de cacao doux. Goût de café amère mais pas fort, manque beaucoup de sensation torrifié et chocolaté. L’arome trompe le goût!

Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 6, 2005
Pours a deep dark brown, nice head, some lace. Chocolate aroma with hints of licorice and caramel malts. Nice full chocolate flavor but one-dimensional. Ok mouthfeel.

DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Sweet malty aroma, mahogany, medium tan head, lots of lace. Soft malt flavour, hints of chocolate, caramel too. Very smooth, balanced and nicely bitter. Easy drinking. Nice.

IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2005
Deep brown, light tan head. This is more of your typical brewpub porter. Mild roast, very light chocolate, coffee. Body is medium to light, finishes dry. You could do worse.

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