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Big Ben Porter - Brasseurs Du Monde

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BA SCORE
79
okay

18 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Monde visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: duracell on 04-14-2012)
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Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
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DannyBaldoni

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

07-19-2014 15:58:31 | More by DannyBaldoni
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lgmol

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

03-21-2014 00:39:11 | More by lgmol
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-16-2014 21:00:19 | More by montrealbcr89
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-04-2014 12:17:31 | More by BigBry
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice deep brown (almost black) color to it. It has a nice dark beige head that dies down moderately and leaves really nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, some coffee and faint chocolate. Not a whole lot going on.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet roasted malts, bitter coffee and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 00:19:29 | More by SebD
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Aisha

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19%

06-22-2013 20:19:42 | More by Aisha
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DaveR514

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-30-2013 14:50:29 | More by DaveR514
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A:
Pours a really dark, murky brown with tinges of red in the light. Two inch tan head gradually dissipates leaving a thin even coating with good lacing.

S:
Roasted nuts, lime, chocolate.

T:
Surprisingly sour. Strong tea, lime and dirt.

M:
Real thin and fresh tasting up front, some carbonation and a soft, warm finish.

O:
Pretty alright. Tastes different than other porters I have had. Really prevalent sourness. It isn't awful but it is not what I expected at all. I wondered if it was past date but no one marked the date (there are just intact numbers). I prefer a porter to taste different than this but it has a sticker that says "WBA World Beer Awards: World's Best Stout and Porter PORTER" so maybe I am used to having American Porters?? Who knows, I would have it again but I wouldn't actively seek it.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 22:21:27 | More by TheDoctor
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Whatup14

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

04-17-2013 13:50:00 | More by Whatup14
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Krakpoff

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +19%

04-01-2013 21:19:00 | More by Krakpoff
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-01-2012 22:00:46 | More by Mack
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

11-30-2012 18:41:11 | More by wizo
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +19%

11-15-2012 21:34:09 | More by Molson2000
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Melomanemusher

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

09-30-2012 04:58:23 | More by Melomanemusher
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

07-08-2012 16:40:21 | More by oldp0rt
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a dark color porter with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry bitter coffee notes with some roasted malt. Taste is a mix between some roasted malt notes with light dry coffee and some black chocolate notes. Body is about average with a somewhat creamy texture and some good carbonation. Cereal notes are a bit off but overall this is a pretty standard rendition of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2012 17:22:17 | More by Phyl21ca
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ZorPrime

Quebec (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is black in color with some redish notes on the edges. The head is timid... I'm generous when I say there is a head :) it is there but for a couple of seconds then it's entirely gone.

The aroma is chocolaty with some coffee grains. Pretty simple for the aroma. In the mouth, it is still chocolate. I do get some car Elle notes in the mouth. The bitterness is similar to the one you get when from coffee grains. Quite effervescent in the mouth... A little bit thin bodied.

The bitterness is low in intensity. A good porter... But not the best one I've had.

Quite easy to drink too. Session porter I would guess.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 17:48:14 | More by ZorPrime
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle.

Pours a black color with a thin head which disappears quickly leaving limited lacing on the glass. The aromas are very discrete. I pick out roasted malt, some hop and subtle notes of chocolate. Nothing more shows up in the taste. Mouthfeel is also a bit disappointing. In my opinion, the carbonation is too high and the body is too thin.

Having said that, this beer is not a horrible example of the style, just an average porter which would benefit some adjustments in the recipe to get a smoother mouthfeel and some more complexity.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2012 16:26:34 | More by duracell
Big Ben Porter from Brasseurs Du Monde
79 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.