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Porter - Okanagan Spring Brewery

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 10.22%
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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Reviews by IllNate:
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 02:27:32 | More by IllNate
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Arfnog

British Columbia (Canada)

4.69/5  rDev +26.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2014 06:43:02 | More by Arfnog
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-03-2014 00:13:15 | More by CRObighit2
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maplesyrup76

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

10-07-2013 00:50:49 | More by maplesyrup76
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-01-2013 04:13:08 | More by CWVegas
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-13-2013 13:58:07 | More by KStark
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 21:32:34 | More by LampertLand
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

04-13-2013 16:02:52 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-29-2012 02:40:19 | More by KalanM
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.4%

08-31-2012 22:16:26 | More by zduerr
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-05-2012 07:38:42 | More by schnarr84
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-22-2012 18:03:37 | More by chickenm
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-11-2012 08:12:22 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

05-11-2012 00:09:32 | More by bumchilly25
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JoeyRamone


4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-14-2012 04:02:44 | More by JoeyRamone
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tonyf55

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

01-08-2012 02:47:43 | More by tonyf55
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

12-21-2011 17:06:32 | More by fizzyted
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

11-21-2011 03:25:15 | More by EskimoDave
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4.22/5  rDev +13.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 06:27:53 | More by CrazyMike
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marcusR111

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 00:24:29 | More by marcusR111
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trentmanslow

Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 07:24:54 | More by trentmanslow
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A single 341ml bottle, so graciously proffered me by the host of an over-stocked Hallowe'en party a few weeks ago on my way out the door.

This beer pours a clear, very dark brown cola colour, with two fingers of moderately dense, and bordering on creamy beige head, which leaves a few broad instances of undulating wavecrest lace around the glass as it gently recedes.

Not exactly emanating from the kitchen halogen-light warmed glass is a lightly roasted caramel malt, dried milk chocolate powder, a mildly sour orchard fruitiness, and slightly metallic warming alcohol. The taste shows some big fruity and bready caramel malt, earthy, but still hefty leafy hops, gritty cocoa beans, an ethereal lactic astringency, and some noticeable, but still well integrated booze warming.

The smoothness of this puppy belies a veritable underlying fizzy carbonation, the body medium-heavy in weight, and fruity in its perceived density. It finishes well off-dry, the sweet 'n fruity malt pretending it's the only game in town, as the lingering nondescript hops struggle to stay above the rising alcohol tide.

A pleasant, strong, malty, and high-test porter, which could certainly don another hat as a winter beer, and in the end, a significant step beyond the rest of OSB's overly approachable stable. And if their brewer is the only guy at whom this beer is targeted - well, I guess he's buying the next time I'm in Vernon.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 03:46:31 | More by biboergosum
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ritzkiss

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz from my father-in-laws fridge. Pours a dark brown with hints of garnet, a thin tan head.

Really sweet and somewhat generic. Chocolate, cherries which play with sour at times, not a whiff of roast or bitterness to be found, caramel sweetness, just a hint of cocoa. Hides the ABV pretty well, creamy if not slightly thin mouthfeel. Not terrible but nothing worth going for again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 21:31:30 | More by ritzkiss
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a dark mahogany colour, thumb of off-white head with decent retention (couple minutes), lightly visible carbonation in the body, and no real lacing.

S - Chocolate, sweet cherries and some mild espresso beans.

T - Alcohol is nicely hidden, with some nice cocoa and espresso beans on the finish. Chocolate malts are tasty and nicely present off the top. Coffee and smokey flavours linger on the palette.

M - Nice light bodied porter, goes down smooth.

D - Quite tasty offering from OK springs. Typically their offerings are quite tame, however, this one is very delicious. Worthy offering to any porter fan. Don't expect to be blown away, but it is totally worthy.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2010 04:45:19 | More by andrenaline
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - jet black, one finger of tan head that dissipated to a light film with an okay lace
S - very roasted almost burnt malt aroma, some nuttiness, very subtle grassy hops, and a hint of licorice
T - burnt barley malt and some nutty malt, some caramelly and alcohol sweetness, mild chocolate and black licorice undertones
M - light to medium carbonation, thick smoothness up front begins to thin out with the alcohol leaving a slightly dry sensation
D - not for the average beer drinker, this brew has strong flavours with an alcohol bite, goes down well but the alcohol does show itself more than I expected, but OK Springs took a risk here which I respect

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 01:34:52 | More by joemcgrath27
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Porter from Okanagan Spring Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.