There Will Be Porter
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There Will Be PorterThere Will Be Porter
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Style:
Porter - English
Ranked #171
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #29,514
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 10.55%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
16
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Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
 
Alberta, Canada
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  3
SCORE
85
Very Good
There Will Be PorterThere Will Be Porter
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Leif_Eriksson from Canada (AB)

3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smoky with a dry, powdery mouthfeel. Some chocolate and cocoa.

All in all a solid beer, but still leaves something to be desired in order to set it apart.

Jan 06, 2017
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TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

3.52/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly standard porter with a big roast profile and some light smoky notes. Watery mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Decent enough, but nothing to separate it from the pack.

Jan 02, 2016
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.86/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

20oz pint at the National on 10th (should have given this joint props for that already, but better late than never, I put forth). A porter on the hottest day of the year, and amongst more 'western' hoo-ha than I'd prefer? Hell to the yes.

This beer appears a clear (I gather) dark red cola highlighted brown hue, with one slender finger of bubbly, tightly foamy, and veritably creamy beige head, which leaves some decent continental drift painted lace around the glass as it gradually sinks away.

It smells of granular, bittersweet cocoa powder, bready caramel malt, a slight char, wet ash, black licorice that walked through the mash tun in heavy rubber boots, and earthy, leafy hops. The taste is semi-sweet chocolate wafers, gritty pale and caramel malt, a tame lactic sourness, lessened toasty notes, and weak earthy, musty hops.

The bubbles are pretty low-lying, and hardly noticeable at long junctures, the body an adequate medium weight, and generally smooth, all that chocolate character demanding nothing less. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa, char, and overall earthiness informing as such.

An agreeable enough English Porter, even if the cocoa component is a little overstated. Anyway, the usual metrics are all well hit upon here, making this something worthy of seeking out come cooler weather, which, even just thinking about right now, seems like heresy. Oh, and Paulina from Calfrac Well Services (whose party I'm currently crashing), says that this is the best beer that she's ever had, with the caveat that she doesn't drink beer.

Jul 04, 2014
There Will Be Porter from Last Best Eatery & Brewpub
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 16 ratings