Longboat Chocolate Porter | Phillips Brewing Company

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Longboat Chocolate PorterLongboat Chocolate Porter

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

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

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

"Classic pairings in history: Hall & Oates, Bob & Doug McKenzie, C3PO & R2. Phillips has discovered another classic combination...chocolate & beer. Longboat is a rich dark ale, with a smooth & distinctive chocolate finish." Brewed in the style of an English Porter. Available as a year-round release in 22 oz. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a pint glass. Served above 54 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy crisp head of a medium tan color over a dark brown body with cola highlights. Retention is average, lacing is light and curtained. 3.75

(Smell) The aroma is unique, with notes of butterscotch, vanilla, toffee and nutty chocolate alongside more common porter aromas of mild roast and toasted caramel grains. There is little to no bitterness aside from some mild earthy grain. Decidedly sweet, the potency is medium/high. 4

(Taste) The flavor is notably more smokey and toastier than the aroma, with a higher prevalence of chocolate in the midsection and finish. Modest roasted barley, toasted caramel bread, and moderate chocolate malt with lesser notes of vanilla, ripe raisin and toffee. The sweetness is milder than the aroma predicted, leading to a lighter body and thus higher drink ability. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) The texture is mildly smokey, lightly chewy and mildly dry. Carbonation is moderate with a medium frothiness and a soft crispness. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is very slightly sweet over earthy bitter and smokey. Alcohol presence is very low, and there are no off characters to mention. 3.75

(Overall) A quality porter with a nice amount of chocolate flavor, smoke and roast to keep things interesting, while remaining light enough to be highly drinkable. Although I enjoyed many of the sweet characters of the aroma, I was glad these didn't come through as much in the flavor for the sake of the drinkability and dedication to style. Longboat Chocolate Porter is very much worth a purchase if you fall within Phillips' distribution range. 3.75

Phillips Brewing Company's
Longboat Chocolate Porter

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice rich dark brown with a mousse like tan head that sticks to the glass. Rich chocolate and vanilla nose with much the same coming out on the tongue. It a mildly thick mouth-feel with very little carbonation. A nice sipping beer.

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3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.64/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.1%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Decent Porter.

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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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Longboat Chocolate Porter from Phillips Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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