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Blackstone Porter - Driftwood Brewery

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57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 7.06%
Wants: 12
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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Reviews by andrenaline:
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:29:15 | More by andrenaline
More User Reviews:
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

07-23-2014 02:47:52 | More by Ericbeech_87
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Larz_73

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

07-04-2014 04:57:36 | More by Larz_73
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Hoptoria

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

02-28-2014 21:22:03 | More by Hoptoria
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 01:31:55 | More by jrenihan
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J-Swan

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

02-01-2014 05:28:00 | More by J-Swan
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-10-2014 15:52:13 | More by bumchilly25
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-09-2014 03:49:51 | More by Niceroad77
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

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

Serving type: growler

12-31-2013 07:28:02 | More by LampertLand
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

12-28-2013 20:11:44 | More by zduerr
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

12-21-2013 04:27:49 | More by ZachT
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-21-2013 06:19:11 | More by Erik-P
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

09-09-2013 22:23:22 | More by JefferyYoung
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JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 03:55:28 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

06-30-2013 19:53:20 | More by McBastard
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Geoffeweizen

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

06-24-2013 20:10:26 | More by Geoffeweizen
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CWVegas

Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.7%

06-21-2013 05:30:12 | More by CWVegas
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1stOffender

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

06-21-2013 03:38:38 | More by 1stOffender
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

03-20-2013 05:42:04 | More by twelveinches
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

03-16-2013 02:00:18 | More by rolltide8425
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

02-09-2013 03:35:21 | More by KStark
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

02-01-2013 06:36:11 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

01-11-2013 19:38:11 | More by JonnyBeers
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

11-29-2012 02:11:42 | More by KalanM
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-30-2012 02:24:22 | More by 604growler
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Blackstone Porter from Driftwood Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.