Porter - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Okanagan Spring Brewery visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With a rich, full flavour, our Porter is nearly black in colour with a creamy head and a nose reminiscent of a dry stout. Not for the faint of heart, this is a beer for dark beer lovers.

Formerly Old English Porter.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-28-2003)
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3.3/5  rDev -10.8%

I went to the liquor store looking for something dark and this was what I found. Well, this and Hoyne's Dark Matter (great beer, but not what I was in the mood for). Summer may be over, but we've still got some time to wait for dark beers, it would seem.

Pours quite dark, with three fingers of head. Aroma of coffee, fig, plum, raisins. Taste is more sweet than expected. It's not so sweet it's disgusting, but I could certainly do with less. Very smooth.

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4.69/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Has a old world flavor of rich creamy caramelized ingredients. A true dark Porter that leaves a cooling feeling to the palette for quite some time after it has been drank. The smooth acidic makeup of this Porter enhance the flavors and is inhanced buy smoked or dried meats and fish, as well as sharp or medium cheese. It makes a great night of snacking and visiting. Can lead to drinking more then you planed with its smoothness and can sneak up on you with it's 8 + percent alcohol. Price is more then some but we'll worth its weight, not for the light beer drinkers! But for foodies it can open a whole new world!

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Okanagan Springs 'Porter' @ 8.5% a Baltic Porter served from a 6pack of 341 ml bottles purchased for $13

A-pour is a dark brown with a medium size off white/tan head that is leaving a spotty lace ring along the pint glass

S-sweet smelling booze soaked dark fruits (figs , rasins, prunes)

T-even sweeter tasting

MF-low/mild carbonation , medium to full bodied , thick tasting

Ov-ok beer , just too sweet for me & the ABV will sneek up on you

prost LampertLand

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight black apperance with thin head that quickly disappears. Smell is smokey with some malt, grass and chocolate.

Taste is mainly chocolate with malt and roasted nuts. Picked up some toffee, very smokey. Medium-thick bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste has a lingering chocolate, licorice taste.

Overall this is a decent porter, suprisingly no booze taste from it's abv. Taste isn't overly powerful which could make it dangerous to drink. Worth a try though, good beer with good effect.

Photo of marcusR111
3.8/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours and looks like a cola. Head is thin and dissipates fast. slight redish brown where light gets through.

S- Little hoppy bitter smell. Smoky

T- Smoky from the toasted malt, bitter from the hops, and has a black licorice kind of taste. Slight metallic taste. Barely get the hint of alcohol

M- Medium carbonation, and not too watery.

D- Could maybe drink 3 in one sitting. It's high on alcohol.

Serving style: Bottle

Photo of trentmanslow
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark reddish-brown, almost black. Light tan/beige, creamy head, 1.5 fingers thick.

Smell - Slightly bitter chocolate, coffee, sweet, malt. Not much alcohol.

Taste - Very similar to smell, somewhat sweeter. Semi-sweet, bitter chocolate is the dominant flavour, accompanied by coffee and malt. Slightly nutty, especially in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Body is somewhat thick, though not greatly so, and alcohol is detectable. Moderately low carbonation, very smooth.

Drinkability - Very drinker friendly, especially considering the alcoholic strength. Due to the thicker-than-average body and moderate carbonation, this beer is quite smooth.

A very good beer that does all that is expected of a good porter and a little more. This beer will not blow you away (unless you are used to drinking adjunct lagers), but it is well worth the price and is a staple in my fridge.

Photo of IllNate
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Black with cola highlights. Ample amount of tan/brown head.

S- Roasty. Bit of chocolate. Alcohol is also very present. Hard to hide 8.5% in anything but an IPA.

T - Chocolate again, and roasty malt. A bit nutty.

M - Alcohol is detectable, but not overly so. A bit of a burn on the way down, warming after. Otherwise pretty smooth, ample body.

D - Drinkability is a bit low due to the alcohol.

One of OK Springs better offerings, I prefer the brewmasters schwarzbie rbetter though.

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Porter from Okanagan Spring Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.