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St. Nick's Oaked Spiced Porter - Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.

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St. Nick's Oaked Spiced PorterSt. Nick's Oaked Spiced Porter

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.45
pDev: 16.52%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd. visit their website
Manitoba, Canada

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: biboergosum on 12-20-2012)
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Reviews by djoprahwinfrey:
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3.66/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, this was delivered today to the local liqour mart for this season.

A - really dark brown ( almost black ) pour, 1 finger of thick tan head which dissipates really slowly and leaves patchy lace through out

S - really spicy with some malts, i really get the nutmeg and cinnamon, some brown sugar

T - follows the nose here, caramel malts, lots of nutmeg and cinnamon spice, cloves, slightly nutty with a really mild chocolate aspect near the end, a rather dry finish with some sweetness

M - well carbonated, medium body, creamy

O - I think the stated 30 ibu is a bit low as i found this quite bitter throughout but i cant complain. I got lots of spice in the nose and flavor on this and i think they accomplished what they set out to do on this one. Solid porter, nice flavors and enjoyable.

djoprahwinfrey, Nov 28, 2013
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3.4/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650ml bottle, the latest in this brewery's Brewmaster Series. Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and all-spice, and then aged on oak chips. How homebrew-friendly! And SPICEtastically OAKstravagant! (It's a label thing.)

This beer pours a very, very dark chestnut brown colour, with ruby cola highlights throughout, and two fingers of tightly foamy, fairly creamy tan head, which leaves a solid wall of triple-coat painted lace around the glass as it evenly subsides. Not too shabby a looker, this one.

It smells of weak grainy malt, some astringent wood fiber, a stronger dry nuttiness, some muddled, underwhelming savoury spices, and faint leafy hops. The taste wakes this offering right out of its slumber by proffering a hefty nutty caramel malt, subtle dry chocolate, slightly zazzy, and metallic cinna-meg-spice, a wooden, er, woodiness, one rather bereft of sweetness, the purported vanilla coming through more in the alcohol side of things, and some consistently tame earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite understated, but performs its base job just fine, the body a somewhat skewed medium weight, and actually pretty smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the wooden astringency dying down for the most part, whilst letting a baker's vanilla essence rise amongst the still edgy guest spices.

A pretty good porter, but kind of messed up by the spice and wood treatment - that's the gist of it. Neither of these extras are deployed properly, as already described. The rough edges do soften a bit as it warms, but not enough to re-colour my admittedly amateur opinion of the same in this otherwise well-wrought commercial product.

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St. Nick's Oaked Spiced Porter from Fort Garry Brewing Company Ltd.
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.