Charcoal Porter | Innocente Brewing Company

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3.76/5
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Brewed by:
Innocente Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
innocente.ca

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sathanas on 03-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,736
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
32
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of rapayn01
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a standard 473 ml Canadian tall boy pint can. It's a tasty porter, but not as rich as some others. Still, it is a good example of the style. Despite it's name (and apparently the brewer's intent), it's not especially smoky. To me, that's a good thing.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dark mud brown with a thin tan ring.

Smell is cocoa, charred wood and cola while taste is similar, adding semi-bitter woody roots and amaretto.

The medium-light body has a light but ever-expanding froth and a semi-wet to semi-dry finish.

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Photo of EspressoGuy
3.2/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

473ml can
L: opaque dark brown
S: bright, salted caramel chocolate root beer
T: not much taste at all... surprising, just a single one dimensional taste of low intensity. Balanced.
F: medium to light body
O: after all the awards this beer has won I had high hopes but this was really nothing special at all. It's not off or bad just nothing simple and plain and forgettable.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice opaque dark brown with a giant foamy mocha head which lasts forever. Aromas of sweet roasted malts. Taste is sweet roasted malts, oat sweetness is definitely evident, with hints of coffee, chocolate & vanilla. Taste & feel are pretty smooth & full, perhaps just a touch watery, although even using the word watery may be a touch harsh. A very nice porter; I would enjoy this again.

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Photo of StormAles
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bf_89
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DaPan
4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeffo
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one from hopsolutely this past summer

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter
IBU: 21
Bottled 17 Jan 2015

APPEARANCE: Pours out clear dark brown and yields a three finger, medium-looser looking, creamy tan head with great retention Black boy with medium levels of carbonation. Head slowly fades to a full wisp and clings to the glass. A ring remains until the end leaving lots of lacing to the glass.

SMELL: Roasted aromas, chocolate, leather, toffee and light notes of tobacco. Sweet cream as well. Good nose.

TASTE: Roasted flavors, sweet cream and milk chocolate up front. More sweet cream and toffee at the swallow with a bold and lingering finish of sweet cream, toffee, milk chocolate, leather and lightly roasted malts. Nice stuff.

PALATE: Thinner body and higher levels of carbonation. A little foamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes a touch mouth-coating. A bit too light and foamy, unfortunately.

OVERALL: This is good. The feel could certainly be fuller and creamier, but the aroma and flavor is certainly up to par. Solid stuff and worth checking out if you see it. Cheers guys!

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Photo of Molson2000
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of papat444
3.23/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 11.02.15

Bubbly ecru head, aroma has wisps of smoke and charcoal. Tad too prickly of carbonation, flavor hints of oatmeal bit overall flat and even nearing room temp doesn't open much more.

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Photo of andrenaline
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice head, some retention, leaves some lace. Predominantly black liquorice in the aroma and flavour. Slight residual sweetness is overcome with bitterness. A good drinking porter!

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Photo of CantankerousCaveBear
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RedAleMan
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryW
3.29/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks good enough out of the bottle, but gets ordinary pretty quick. Thin film and minimal ace after such a nice big head. Lots of chocolate on the nose, along with some ash and coffee. A Hi T of sourness that carries right on through to taste. Thin bodied and tart, not a real sturdy sort of stout. Taste is predominantly ashy, less chocolate and coffee. A lot of the flavourcseems drowned out by sourness. I like porters generally, but this one didn't strike the right notes with me.

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

Photo of BadgerBob
3.85/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Long813
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle served at cellar temperature into a pint glass. First experience with this brewery looking forward to another good craft brewery popping up in southern Ontario. Bottled November 24, 2015. Bottle is advertised as 5.1% ABV.

Appearance - pours the darkest shade of brown possible, virtually black. Topped with a big creamy head of about two fingers which sticks around for a good while. Minimal lacing left trailing behind, but still an attractive porter.

Smell - pretty impressed with a big coffee note up front and a hint of booze soaked vanilla bean in behind. Some surprising sweetness of a butterscotch melded in between.

Taste - flavours are light, with moderate intensity coffee, a hint of vanilla beans again and some lingering sweetness. Bitterness is toned down from a porter and flavours aren't too intense, yet still flavourful. Mocha like.

Mouthfeel - on the high end of fizzy, carbonation is quite high and body is not quite creamy and seems grainy, but with the coffee flavours, it somehow works. Easy to drink especially once you get towards the bottom of your glass.

Overall - one of those beers that's a little more than the sum of all of its parts, it's easy drinking quite flavourful with coffee and vanilla, and easy to like. Two thumbs up and I look forward to seeing more of Innocente's offerings in the LCBO soon.

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Photo of Lennco
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.34/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Charcoal Porter from Innocente Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 32 ratings