Longboat Chocolate Porter | Phillips Brewing Company

Longboat Chocolate PorterLongboat Chocolate Porter
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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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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of RooferOnFire
4.36/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

What's On The Cover- Phillips makes some creative brews, so the recycled paper label goes with it. It doesn't seem to have the usual tale on the side, but I'm thinking The Raven plays in. No surprise in the fact that browns dominate. This is 5.0%abv, poured out of a 341ml bottle into a tasting glass and narrow beer mug.

Appearance (what's inside) - carbonation cascading upward into a generous, lasting, brown, creamy, head, with slight lacing. Fades into a quarter to half inch of root beer foam. Extremely dark brown.

Smell - Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted coffee and grain malt (think Pero). Very inviting. Possibly the best aroma of any commercially-produced chocolate porter.

Taste- Milk chocolate, black Lindor, mocha, very clean. almost too clean initially. 15-20 second dark mocha aftertaste. I expected bigger, given the aroma and moniker, but it is well above average.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Almost no carbonation hits the back of your throat. You'll probably still want to have a glass of water or side of vanilla bean ice cream afterward. (Actually, that's a great idea!)

This is a great effort for a Canadian Chocolate Porter, and it may set the benchmark for the Pacific Northwest. Despite it's shortcomings, it is a great beer that will make you feel nice. It's qualities almost lend itself to the bizarre idea of a beer float. This is not as heavy as many porters, but is still what I'd consider a dessert beer.

Definitely a decent effort by Phllips and deserving of the price point, particularly considering others in its class. May rival some of the better English brands. Even if you're not a fan of the style, its aroma will invite you in for a beer or ten and you'll be dutifully punished in the morning.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Garrick's Head.

A - Very dark brown with a thin layer of dirty brown head

S - Huge sweet milk chocolate aroma with some roast. The chocolate sweetness is almost Nesquick like.

T - Very sweet. Milk chocolate and a big nutty characteristic. Some roast.

M - Light to medium body. Creamy. Light carbonation.

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Photo of Muhly
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into the beery beer glass.

A-pours a dark brown with about 1/2 finger of tan/brown head.

S-lots of chocolate with a touch of dark malts.

T-tons of cocoa and chocolate. Get some dark malt sweetness as well. Just a hint of hop bitterness finishing it off. Very clean beer accentuating the chocolate.

M-creamy with minimal carbonation. Very smooth.

O-a very enjoyable beer paired it with some amazing taco goodness from Tres Carnales in Edmonton. It is a bit one note with the chocolate and I don't know that I'll seek it out again unless I'm in the mood for something so chocolatey.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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Photo of Scrylol
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice dark murky brown color, almost completely black. One finger beige colored head that sticks around, a bit of lacing on the side.

Plenty of milk chocolate notes followed by a slight hint of coffee. Can smell a bit of malt backbone in there.

Immediately there is plenty of milk chocolate taste mixed with a slight hint of coffee and cocoa. A bit sweet. Very little bitterness, and a nice solid malty backbone to it. Leaves a dry, slightly lingering taste of dark chocolate.

Appropriate amount of carbonation on the tongue, just enough to tickle the tongue. A bit of a thick mouthfeel to it, pairs greatly with the style. Goes down smooth and easy.

A very good chocolate porter by Phillips Brewing. This was a pleasant surprise.

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Longboat Chocolate Porter from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 59.6% out of 100 with 156 ratings
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