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Longboat Chocolate Porter - Phillips Brewing Company

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Longboat Chocolate PorterLongboat Chocolate Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.96%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Classic Pairings in History: Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney Super Dave Osborne & Mr. Fuji Cheddar cheese & pickles Bob & Doug McKenzie Mork & Mindy Bonnie & Clyde Chocolate & Beer!!! We'd say that Longboat is a classic chocolate porter, but lets face it, who's ever heard of a chocolate porter? It is, however, a rich dark ale, with a distinctive chocolate finish. Comes in a 650mL bottle, cause 341mL just isn't enough!

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Photo of Howlader
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigBry
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650ml brown bottle, brought back from BC. Label as pictured above.
Pours a dark brown color, almost like a coke. Huge billowing head of tan fan that shrank away fairly quickly. Thin streams of bubbles, no lacing to speak of. It has the smell of some bitter chocolate. Slightly fruity and earthy. The taste was good, malty, earthy, the chocolate flavor was not very strong. The body was thinner and lighter then expected. I found myself wanting more - flavor, kick, creaminess - anticipating a really powerful 'double'.

Photo of schnarr84
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

doesn't say "double", but definitely the same beer
A - almost black, shiny mocha head that dissipated to a half finger and hung around a while
S - very leafy and chocolaty, with a very buttery sweet corn malt kind of odour
T - the semi-sweet bakers chocolate is uncanny, some coffee malt, a strong buttery popcorn quality, with chocolate malt throughout
M - well carbonated and thin smooth, finishing sweet and slightly dry
D - the chocolate aspect is delicious, but the corn like taste is always there which takes away from the porter flavours I am looking for, but still very tasty and drinkable

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of pootz
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from trade:

Pours dark black with a 2 finger brown cap which laces and displays fair retention.

Full bodied, cocoa-malty character.

Big malts in front like chocolate cake without the sweetness, some dark fruits, coffee, tobacco...long wet finish dries slowly with bitter chocolate end.

Well made, good tasting, satisfying but nothing stands out from the hundreds of other micro cocoa porters out there.

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of chickenm
2.8/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown color with a small tan head that disappeared quickly. A sweet smell of chocolate milk and cocoa dominates. The body of this is way too light for a porter. There is a watery cocoa taste... did not appeal to me at all. Overall this was a disappointment, don't think I'll buy this again.

Photo of BDTyre
4.33/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having this on-tap restores my faith in Phillips' ability to brew heavier beers. While I enjoy this and the Dark IPA, the Espresso stout somewhat destroyed my faith in this breweries ability to do stouts and porters.

On-tap, this is an improvement over the bottle. Nice dark porter colour couple with a definite sweet chocolate and dry malt scent. Tastes smooth, milk chocolatey with dry malt on the finish. Thicker, creamier and smoother than the bottled version. I previously found this to be a bit watery but on-tap the mouthfeel is significantly better.

I hope to see this on tap again....

Photo of ZachT
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Erik-P
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: 3/4" mocha coloured head that left nice lacing over extremely dark brown liquid.

S: cocoa and some malt.

T: dark chocolate mostly with some malt. Bitter finish.

M: Very thin and a low level of medium carbonation.

O: Good smell and taste, but could have a better mouth feel.

Photo of sprucetip
1.63/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

From notes.

Dark brown with some light around the edges when backlit. Fizzy tan head fades fast. No lacing.

Chocolate syrup and not much else. With a swirl, I get faint booze and a light whiff of base grains.

Better than the nose, but not much. Chocolate syrup and something sorta dark fruity trying to poke through. Way to sweet and chocolate syrupy!

Too much carbonation tingle, medium body, and a bit of viscosity. More warming than I'd expect for its size. Or is that that overly strong carbonation?

I support being creative and experimental. But whose idea was it ot dump a bunch of Hershey's syrup in what may have been a decent beer? Very disappointing. I don't do drain pours, but if I did, I would have. Not at all enthused about finishing this.

Photo of Naerhu
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to the Silverhand and Jackytreehorn.

Drank with RobBeer in my living room, helluvaguy.

Excellent beer. The word double in the title pertains to the double chocolate as opposed to the double porter.

Very dark brown body, with chunky tan head.

Amazingly complex aroma of hand-made chocolates. Like what Scharfenberger bittersweet.

Very mild and easy drinking. Definately nothing double powered on the flavor. Cocoa, a hint of sourness and a whole bunch of goodness. Surprisingly clean.

Very light body.

Very drinkable. My pint was gone before I knew it.

Photo of Hendrick24
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoyed right at ground zero, the Phillips tasting room in Victoria BC (basically the front of the brewery). A dark brownish black brew with a faint yellow halo at the bottom of the glass and a smattering of khaki head. Aroma was rather fruity for such a dark brew, with some currant notes along with the expected roasted coffee and chocolate. Palate is initially bittersweet chocolate truffle, vanilla, and medium roast coffee, but this evolves over the course of sips, with some additional fruit roll up, peanut butter, and caramel notes appearing. Gets sweeter as you go, really. Body is quite light and drinkable, truth be told, with a smooth creaminess and a semi-dry finish full of cacao powder. Fantastic dessert beer that had to overcome some of my "special ingredient" biases to earn these ratings. Solid English porter base with a tasteful yet assertive layering of sweet flavors.

Photo of kelvarnsen
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BillHilly
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of LampertLand
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Phillip's Brewing 'Longboat Chocolate Porter' @ 5.2% served fresh from a growler purchased for $10 , or try a Govt Liquor Store , 650 ml bottles for $5

A - pours is a lovely dark chocolate brown from the growler to glass with a creamy tan head leaving a streaky lace along the pint

S - sweet chocolate , dark malts , cocoa

T - so smooth and creamy , pleasant but is not over powering sweet , there's just a hint of bitterness like bakers chocolate at the end of the swallow

MF - ok/good carbonation , medium body , real easy drinking beer

Ov - what can I say this is the house favourite , Mom & Sis enjoy it and ask me to pick some up whenever I visit the jar store's , most refills on my growler list , a little bit harder to find on tap sometimes , a good beer anytime and possibly anywhere

prost LampertLand

Photo of leaddog
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Dark cola colour with thin beige head. Opaque and bubbly.

Smell- Milk chocolate with slight caramel aroma.

Taste- Bitter cocoa at first but then goes to the milk chocolate that was detected in the smell. No lingering aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- Lighter bodied than expected. Slightly watery. Nice bubbliness.

Overall- A decent chocolate flavoured porter. A little disappointed by the mouthfeel, but the taste is pleasant and the aromas smell delicious.

Photo of elricorico
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown like root beer, the edges are see through. A thin tan head to start that falls to a ring within a minute.

The smell is a battle between milk chocolate and porter sourness. I find it to be a bit strange. I also get a bit of vanilla in the aroma.

The taste comes in as a mix of chocolate milk and coffee. Quite rich and smooth tasting. There is a faint roasted malt flavour in the finish. Hops are not notable. Lingering in the back of the mouth is a bit of smokiness. I'd say it is a decent taste, but falls short of greatness overall.

Mouthfeel is good for a porter. A bit of body and light carbonation. Could be thicker, but not by much.

When I see the word's "Double Chocolate" I can't help but get excited. This isn't bad, but it is no competition for Young's.

Photo of ericj551
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DamageCase76
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of shivtim
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very good porter. Tried this one at the Alibi Room in Vancouver.
Looks good in the glass. very dark brown with ruby highlights. Off-white small head.
Nose is strong baking chocolate and bitter dark malts.
Taste is heavy dark chocolate, iced coffee. Nice combo of flavors. Not too sweet. Gentle creaminess.
Mouthfeel is wonderfully full and milky. Great brew.

Longboat Chocolate Porter from Phillips Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.