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Blackstone Porter - Driftwood Brewery

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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 15
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BDTyre on 12-23-2008

This London-style porter is distinguished by a bittersweet chocolate character derived from the delicate balance of a traditional sour mash and a blend of select black and chocolate malts.
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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Inky black, one finger of tan head. Nice roasted aroma. Bold coffee taste, a little bit sour. Lively mouthfeel. Not sure why it took me so long to get around to trying this.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.68/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It has a dark, intense coffee taste. A little bitter, but not distasteful. Smells very much of coffee as well. As someone who doesn't actually drink coffee, I feel like this is what it's like, except cold.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.4/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

prost LampertLand

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Blackstone Porter from Driftwood Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.