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Longboat Chocolate Porter | Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
157 Ratings
Longboat Chocolate PorterLongboat Chocolate Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Classic Pairings in History: Stevie Wonder & Paul McCartney Super Dave Osborne & Mr. Fuji Cheddar cheese & pickles Bob & Doug McKenzie Mork & Mindy Bonnie & Clyde Chocolate & Beer!!! We'd say that Longboat is a classic chocolate porter, but lets face it, who's ever heard of a chocolate porter? It is, however, a rich dark ale, with a distinctive chocolate finish. Comes in a 650mL bottle, cause 341mL just isn't enough!

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,426
Reviews:
56
Ratings:
157
pDev:
14.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
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Photo of Hardpromises
4.02/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Ghrymm
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 650ml bottle.
A: Pours a Very dark brown to black with a light tan head/no lacing.
S: Wonderful chocolate/moca coffee, slight hazelnuts.
T: Smoky toasted chocolate, coffee with a nutty back ground some toffee sweet there .
F: Well balanced very easy to drink.
O: Pretty good chocolate porter but missing flavor ,somewhat thin.

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Photo of ChrisCage
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a black/brown color that resembles darkened cola/coffee...it is opaque! The head is caramel in color but doesn't have much of a froth as I would expect, but rather a wispy film that swirls around the top of the liquid in uniform fashion. Carbonation is of course too hard to tell as to what is happening and the lacing looks to be impressive, with plenty of small sticky patches holding on to the side of the glass. Overall an above average looking porter!

S- There is most definitely medium sweet chocolate and/or cocoa powder detected on the nose, with grainy burnt malts blended into the mix as well. There are also hints of vanilla, toasty biscuit, caramel and muted notes of almond nuttiness....almond butter to be exact. The finish is dry and slightly bitter, but nothing out of the ordinary....clean perhaps.

T- The overall flavors are mild in character, but do resemble the primary stated taste....chocolate! There are more subtle notes of cream, roasted malt, coffee, toffee sweetness and clean, yet burnt barley malts. The finish is mild and smooth.....an interesting chocolate porter to say the least!

M/O- Velvety on the palate really, and the body is medium/full. The alcohol is well hidden and I find this to be a well balanced, mild and highly drinkable porter! A good job by Phillips and I recommend!

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ilovecbc
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ILOVEHAM
3.15/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Sathanas
3.56/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sunsetlane_guy
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tpop1005
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KaraBoBeera
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alew_os
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drknight
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grogsky
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Did some tasting in B.C. - this was easily the best local beer I had the pleasure to try. Definitely what you should have if you're a stout/porter fan.

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Photo of phatmasterc
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrazFraz
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shagal
3.01/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Just barely passes for a porter. Where's the flavor and depth?!

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Photo of Oliba
4.05/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Say you want a chocolate milk but all they are serving is beer. This is what you get and you won't even feel disappointed!

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Photo of BCborn
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Longboat is a very agreeable sip. It pours, looks, smells and feels very much like a Vanilla Coke. The backbone of the flavour is a pleasant combination of hot chocolate powder and malt, with hints of raisin popping up. It finishes nicely - dry and lingering, without being too sweet. Phillips is a wonderful brewery and this is certainly one of their flagship beers.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled during a tour of Phillips in Victoria, BC. Deep, dark and toasty with big notes of chocolate, caramel and vanilla. Relatively light bodied and drinkable.

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Photo of imfinished
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Longboat Chocolate Porter from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 157 ratings
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