Blackstone Porter - Driftwood Brewery
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4.16/5 rDev +1.2%
Bottled December 19, 2013
Black with a moderately sized tan head. Good retention. Some lacing.
Nose contains roasted malt. chocolate and some caramel.
Flavour is very nice. Roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and a touch of bitterness. Everything is well balanced and flavourful.
Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit heavy, but not in a bad way.
Overall, a very nice porter. Traditional but a bold flavour. Good stuff for sure. I would love to have something of this calibre in the style available locally.
02-28-2014 01:31:55 | More by jrenihan
British Columbia (Canada)
4.2/5 rDev +2.2%
Driftwood Brewing 'BlackStone Porter' @ 5.1% served from a growler purchased for $12.50
A-pour is a dark brown with a good size fine tan head that is dissapating leaving some sticky lace along the pint glass
S-roasted coffee , barley and other grains , chocolate
T-some rich and robust chocolate malt with a dry bitter coffee finish
MF-crisp & smooth on the palate , good carbonation , medium body
Ov-good almost great beer , another winner from Driftwood , glad it's been re-released again , glad I got to try it fresh from a growler
12-31-2013 07:28:02 | More by LampertLand
British Columbia (Canada)
4.34/5 rDev +5.6%
Found this bottle at a shop in July, I imagine it was part of the fall 2012 release. Just drank last night. I am assuming it hasn't lost anything over that time - doesn't seem like it to me.
A: Pours an intensely dark brown, appears black. Head is dark tan, quite large and fairly dense.
S: All chocolate all the time. Bittersweet, cocoa.
T: Mocha - dark chocolate and coffee/espresso flavours are blended perfectly. Bitterness and sweetness are both delicate and balanced.
M: Insanely smooth, like chocolate milk but better. On the thin side but still mouth coating.
It may lack the power or body as compared to a RIS, but with a mouthfeel and drinkability signature to a great porter. Would definitely drink again.
08-18-2013 03:55:28 | More by JasonLovesBeer
4.21/5 rDev +2.4%
Huge props to my bro for hooking me up with this brew...
A - Pours pitch black with a dark ruby colour on the edge, finger of head with solid retention and some nice sheeting lacing.
S - Dark cocoa, milk chocolate, hints of burnt toast and espresso with a touch of leafy greens.
T - Much like the nose with a heavy dose of dark cocoa and milk chocolate, more sweet than bitter, hints of espresso, burnt malts, and a touch of tobacco on the finish alongside some leafy greens.
M - Medium bodied, insanely smooth and a touch of stickiness on the finish.
O - Another winner from Driftwood, delicious flavour profile, insanely sessionable and incredibly delicious.
06-26-2013 03:29:15 | More by andrenaline
Blackstone Porter from Driftwood Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.