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Blackstone Porter - Driftwood Brewery

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.3%
Wants: 13
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Driftwood Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 12-23-2008)
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TheBeerTruck, Oct 11, 2014
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IanSpindler, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Ericbeech_87, Jul 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Larz_73, Jul 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Hoptoria, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of jrenihan
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

jrenihan, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

J-Swan, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

bumchilly25, Jan 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Niceroad77, Jan 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
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

LampertLand, Dec 31, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

ZachT, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

JefferyYoung, Sep 09, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

JasonLovesBeer, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

McBastard, Jun 30, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

andrenaline, Jun 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Blackstone Porter from Driftwood Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.