Big Ben Porter | Brasseurs Du Monde

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasseurs Du Monde
Quebec, Canada
brasseursdumonde.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by duracell on 04-14-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.54
pDev:
15.25%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by Krakpoff:
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4/5  rDev +13%

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Photo of grubdunkman
4.88/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DannyBaldoni
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Malenkimol
4.34/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very good beer. Taste great

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Photo of rugene
3.7/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a dark color porter with a large dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light dry bitter coffee notes with some roasted malt. Taste is a mix between some roasted malt notes with light dry coffee and some black chocolate notes. Body is about average with a somewhat creamy texture and some good carbonation. Cereal notes are a bit off but overall this is a pretty standard rendition of the style.

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZorPrime
3.12/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is black in color with some redish notes on the edges. The head is timid... I'm generous when I say there is a head :) it is there but for a couple of seconds then it's entirely gone.

The aroma is chocolaty with some coffee grains. Pretty simple for the aroma. In the mouth, it is still chocolate. I do get some car Elle notes in the mouth. The bitterness is similar to the one you get when from coffee grains. Quite effervescent in the mouth... A little bit thin bodied.

The bitterness is low in intensity. A good porter... But not the best one I've had.

Quite easy to drink too. Session porter I would guess.

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Photo of montrealbcr89
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of CurtisD
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of Urik
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of DaveR514
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of SebD
3.36/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: It has a nice deep brown (almost black) color to it. It has a nice dark beige head that dies down moderately and leaves really nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of sweet roasted malts, some coffee and faint chocolate. Not a whole lot going on.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some sweet roasted malts, bitter coffee and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a smooth drinkable beer accompanied with decent flavors and aromas.

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Photo of braker649er
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed in Vieux Montreal, bottle into glass.

For me, a very decent porter, just nothing mind-bending. All very solid on look (dissipating head, nice deep brown), smell and taste--a not-too-dense, slightly nutty and chocolatey taste and flavor for me, and feel (smooth). I rate this higher than average here.

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Photo of BigBry
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Melomanemusher
4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

Photo of Whatup14
2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

Photo of FrankBrewbody
3.6/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Need to preface this review with the fact that I'm not traditionally a huge fan of the style.

Look - pitch black colour, with a 1/2" caramel head
Smell - coffee, with a very roasted malt/toast aroma
Taste - lightly sweet start, notes of chocolate and coffee, dry and bitter finish
Feel - medium body/creaminess

Very pleasant and drinkable porter

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Photo of duracell
2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500mL bottle.

Pours a black color with a thin head which disappears quickly leaving limited lacing on the glass. The aromas are very discrete. I pick out roasted malt, some hop and subtle notes of chocolate. Nothing more shows up in the taste. Mouthfeel is also a bit disappointing. In my opinion, the carbonation is too high and the body is too thin.

Having said that, this beer is not a horrible example of the style, just an average porter which would benefit some adjustments in the recipe to get a smoother mouthfeel and some more complexity.

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Photo of byronic
3.59/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simonsays2k9
3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: Brownish black with ruby red tint. Creamy tan, 2 fingers head.

Smell: Bready, fresh dough, cocoa, molasses, toffee, some fruity bananas n cloves notes from the yeast, roasted grains, nuts, coffee with a bit of smoke (or charred) and licorice.

Taste: Baked bread, cracker, roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, a bit of black licorice, a bit of charred, very pleasant and not overwhelming, with an herbal and earthy finish.
Light medium mouthfeel and a very nice creamy body. Medium carbonation.

Well balanced. Everything is meshed together nicely. Great drinkability. Very sessionable. You cant really go wrong with this one. Very enjoyable experience. Will i buy again? Yes. I recommand it.

84/100 (overall) - 87/100 (porter)

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Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oldp0rt
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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Big Ben Porter from Brasseurs Du Monde
3.54 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
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