Brewed by Mill Street Brewery (AB InBev)
Style: Porter
Toronto, Canada


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RATINGS: 401   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Our porter is rich and robust, dark brown in colour with a dark roasted coffee nose, imparting an intense coffee flavour with notes of chocolate. Made with beans supplied by the Distillery District’s Balzac’s Coffee, this porter offers a rich, full and unique flavour. Currently, there are no other coffee-flavoured beers in the Ontario market.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1804) - West Midlands, - OCT 7, 2012
Dark brown almost black with a thick light lacy brown mostly disappearing head. Smells of nice soft roast, coffee, oats and chocolate. All the things that a good porter would have. The palate is a bit watery. Tastes of sweet vanilla and chocolate and roast coffee and barley. The finish is roast of coffee and has a nice soft burnt element. Very balanced. Easy to drink and not much to disappoint. A bit thin.

mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2016
Thanks to Luc for this one! Pours a very dark brown with a medium beige head that leaves good to very good lacing. Nose is of coffee for sure but not quite the bright and freshly roasted one you’re used to. Maybe it is the mix with all the roasted malt and sweet milk chocolate (lactose?) that is throwing me off, though. Taste is lightly ashy, a bit acidic and offers more chocolate and that lactose sweetness. Body is light, carbonation moderate and it feels a little bit thin overall. Still a fair coffee porter.

FROTHINGSLOSH (7879) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Sampled from a 12oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a huge foamy dark brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was vanilla, brewed coffee, toasty malts and moderate bitterness. The flavor was rather bitter with sourish brewed coffee, roasty malts and floral hops. Long finish. Medium body. Ok.

Lovecrash42 (12) - Cardiff, WALES - DEC 26, 2015
An easy go-to of porters, I often pick this up when having a couple over company. Deeply coffee but still light on the tongue, Mill Street always wins in wafting aroma. Be happy to hold this and sip it back, letting the sweetness settle on one’s tongue.

CurbDog (119) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 4, 2015
Half a finger of tan head, fades quickly and clings to edge of glass. Dark brown colour. Aroma is strong of cold steeped sweetened coffee, roasty. Very strong coffee flavour, thin and slightly acrid. Strong roast, dark bitter chocolate in the finish. Med carbonation. Nice coffee beer, but the porter character is very subdued,

Bamsen78 (5452) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2015
Bottle from the brewpub in Ottawa. Pours hazy very dark brown with creamy, stable light tan head. Clear aroma of roast and malt, with estery notes and touches of coffee. Roasty flavour with notes of coffee and malt and touches of oats and hops. Subtle hints of metal. Estery and slightly coffelike and lactic aftertaste. Decent.

GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
Black with a large beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, dates. Medium-light bodied, creamy mouthfeel, slightly sweet on the palate with only a hint of coffee roast/bitterness. Taste is chocolate with a hint of coffee with vanilla creamer.

cmacklin (1210) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2015
341 ml bottle. Pours an opaque, dark brown, almost black with a large, short lived, light brown head that laces. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and liquorice with a bitter coffee finish. Medium body with a watery texture and soft carbonation.

deyholla (11759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
On tap at Smith. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of sweet dark grains and coffee with a hint of roasted malts. Flavor starts with coffee and roasted malts but finish is mainly sweet dark grains.

lesifflebiere (1904) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2015
Obscure et mince, cette bière possède une petite mousse claire, et un nez chocolaté, velouté et cafféiné. La bouche est également mince, passablement même, avec une finale amère qui tient du café. Les malts n’arrondissent pas le liquide, mais viennent quand même l’enrichir dans sa complexité. Presque désaltérante, bien équilibrée au final, elle ne détonne pas mais sa réussite est indéniable.

BeAndrews (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
Pours black with ruby tinges. Medium beige head that disappears quickly. Aroma of light coffee and malt. Taste is dark roasted coffee and roasted malts. Not overly sweet or bitter. Light body. Good coffee beer.

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