La Gaspésienne
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou

La GaspésienneLa Gaspésienne
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #365
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,022
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.46%
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
49
From:
Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
 
Quebec, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  16
SCORE
87
Very Good
La GaspésienneLa Gaspésienne
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Reviews: 16 | Ratings: 49
Reviews by ikats:
Photo of ikats
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours extremely dark, very close to black with brown head that disappears fairly quick. At initial pour roasted aroma pleasantly filled the air. Roasted notes mix with a touch of chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar to aroma. A touch of roasted dryness at first sip follows sweet aftertaste. A bit sticky mouthfeel, but overall it's medium body. Very smooth and I find it extremely drinkable.

Honestly, I am not that familiar with porters to debate whether it fits the style. Looking over BJCP guidelines, it seems to certainly fit the description for robust porter. Now perhaps it's the name of the style that misleading because certainly I do not find this beer robust (the term creates an expectation of extreme roasted character for me). However, regardless of style or name, I find it drinkable and enjoyable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of TheBierdimpfe
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Completely opaque black color. Super thick brown 2 finger head that sparkles in the light, lasting 5 minutes and with powerful legs.

Strong aromas and taste of sweet chocolate and sour roasted coffee. Well balanced flavors with some hints of fruits, nuts, and herbal spices.

Creamy full body with some excessive prickly carbonation. Not too bitter nor sweet, good intensified finish, slightly chalky, ending with a smoky toffee like mouth coating.

Overall : Nicely balanced with some nice freshness, warming and fully flavored. Good craft and a joy to drink!

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Photo of ZorPrime
3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Glad they have switched from Growler to 500 ml bottle. More my size. This one is said to be a robust Porter. Let's see!

Black color beer, darker for a Porter too. Brown head that dissipate quickly. The aroma is chocolate and coffee. Pretty intense on the chocolate side. Still on the taste, it is coffee and chocolate. It is well balanced and very good. I like it very much. Not too intense or sugary. Just plain good. Refreshing. The bitterness is the one from coffee thus you have to like this type of bitterness. It linger in the mouth too. A nicely done beer.

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Photo of CliffBrake
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of prisdefer
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sdm9465
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mack
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of polloenfuego
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDoctor
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A:
Pours a perfect black with a nice tan heady that slowly goes from a couple inches to a quarter-inch and then a bit around the rim with a tad of lacing.

S:
Overall not very in your face smell-wise. Some hints of unripe pear and "earthy" spices (tumeric, cumin).

T:
Tastes nice and balanced; not sweet and doesn't taste like nothing but espresso, so that is a good sign in my book. Taste almost reminds me of jerky or smoked meat.

M:
Nice round mouthfeel. Earthy with almost a citrus feel up front--really fresh tasting for something so black-- then creamy and sweet with a long smooth finish.

O:
Overall this was a very enjoyable beer. It looked nice, smelled good (could have been more fragrant, though), and was really nicely balanced. I felt like the hop flavor was just there enough from making it suffocating. Pretty drinkable for a porter in that respect, actually.

I'd definitely have it again!

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Photo of REVZEB
3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very roasted with coffee, smoke, dark chocolate, nuts, and toffee prominent in taste. Smell is a nutty and heavily roasted espresso. Feel is decently carbonated, creamy and all around medium bodied. Solid porter

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Photo of Havasu_Hank
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious and drinkable! This one is a big surprise, but the precise amount of hops to complement the thick malty flavour. Win!

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Photo of Krakpoff
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Whatup14
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveR514
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of byronic
2.97/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Hayley_86
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jotora
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml glass into a Speiglau stout glass.

Pour is a deep dark black with a cafe au lait head.

Aroma is astringent malt with a slight roastiness.

Taste is a lot of roast with a sweet milkiness, body is a little thin.

Very excellent stout.

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Photo of travelguy
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Socialiste
4/5  rDev +2.3%

La Gaspésienne from Microbrasserie Pit Caribou
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 49 ratings