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Big Ben Porter - Brasseurs Du Monde

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BA SCORE
79
okay

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.48%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | 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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Reviews by wizo:
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

wizo, Nov 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

DannyBaldoni, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

Phyl21ca, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
3.1/5  rDev -7.7%

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.

ZorPrime, May 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

montrealbcr89, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

DaveR514, May 30, 2013
Photo of SebD
3.34/5  rDev -0.6%

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.

SebD, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BigBry, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

Melomanemusher, Sep 30, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Whatup14, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of duracell
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%

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.

duracell, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

Krakpoff, Apr 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

oldp0rt, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

lgmol, Mar 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Mack, Dec 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev +19%

Aisha, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +19%

Molson2000, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of TheDoctor
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

TheDoctor, May 02, 2013
Big Ben Porter from Brasseurs Du Monde
79 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.