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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 liamt07:
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sampled at Volo, poured into a flute glass.

Poured a deep chestnut brown, with some ruby red notes. A nice beige head comes with it, and sticks around quite well and laces nicely. Nose is full of roasty notes, coffee, some creamy and almost 'velvety' milk chocolate as well. Taste has more roasty coffee flavours, mild dark chocolate on the palate and finishes with a lingering coffee-like bitterness. Mouthfeel was a bit thin I thought, almost watery at times. However, it maintains a good drinkability and goes down well. A nice drinkable porter.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2011 16:07:51 | More by liamt07
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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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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
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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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Nevada

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.7%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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Blackstone Porter from Driftwood Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.