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Brewed by Propeller Brewery
Style: Porter
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Based on a 200-year-old recipe for Porter, a brew whose popularity changed English beer-making methods in the mid-1750s. A dark full-flavoured beer but smoother and less bitter than stout. Made with softened water, Propeller London Porter is a blend of pale, roasted and chocolate malts, hopped with English and North American varieties.

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4.7
Grwido (57) - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2010
Great beer. Nice flavour. Taste of chocolate, with a nice roasted taste. Very smooth.

4.5
Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2001
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2007 It’s been ten years since I summered in Hali. Ah...Pizza Corner how I miss you... actually my favourite pizza joint was this ultra dirt cheap place ’round the corner from Propeller on that fine strip of ghettopia known as Gottingen Street. It was like six bucks for a medium three topping pizza - I mean stupid prices. Sure, you had to dodge crack heads to get there, but it was worth it. I even convinced them to deliver to the south side a couple of times...til they realized they were losing money by the time they crossed the commons.

John Allen had just opened and hadn’t made porter yet, but that Pale and ESB were sure staples, both at the Economy Shoe Shop (boy that place lost its way) and later from the IGA on Quinpool. When eventually the Porter launched and found its way to my doorstep, I was in da Big Smoke. Now it finally arrives in Lotusland at ye olde Brewery Creek shop for another go around. I gave it a 3.4 in that original 2001 rating.

It has a dark brown colour. The aroma at first shows a predominant chocolate character, and this leads then to two distinct things - a powdery brown malt character and a pungent dark malt acidity. Could a porter aroma be more quintessential? Smoooooth milk chocolate character, again with a subtle brown malt note and an almost lactic sourness. Hey, if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Full body, soft and sweet. A velvet brew. Absolutely gorgeous porter. I bought it for a trip down memory lane but to hell with that, this is one of the best and most authentic porters I’ve ever tasted. Wow. This reminds me of the year-over-year improvements I saw in Denison’s Weisse...the result of many years of constant fussing is evident here and that, quite frankly, is the only way to make world-class beer.

4.4
swiseman (526) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAR 28, 2004
very dark, but quite drinkable; not to be mistaken for a stout because the similarities end at the color. There are a lot of similarities between this beer and Propeller bitter which is also a very good beer.

4.3
jennabower (6) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2005 does not count
This is a nice dark and smooth beer wish it was sold in Alberta. Could use better apearance and a better marketing campaign.

4.3
stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Large bottle from Liquor Barn in Burnaby Heights. A very dark beer with a hint of ruby translucence near the bottom of stemmed glass. Not as black as coal, but getting there. A generous tan head and sweet malts on the nose.

Wow, they really got the flavors balanced right on this one! First impression is of chocolate and roasted malts with a hint of coffee. Sweet, but not too sweet. Just right. Very smooth, mellow and satisfying!

Oakes, if you read this, I thoroughly enjoyed your reminiscences of Halifax, though I’ve never been there. Cheers!

4.2
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2002
Deep mahogany colour with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt and a hint of chocolate. The coffee flavour comes on strong, with chocolate lingering behind. Finish is nice and dry, with a moderate bitterness. My only real complaint is a slightly soapy aftertaste, but another mouthful quickly remedies that. A very nice brew.


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