Black Death Porter
Russell Brewing Company

Black Death PorterBlack Death Porter
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Russell Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
English Porter
3.74 | pDev: 8.82%
Apr 24, 2017
Feb 09, 2010
53 IBU
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Ratings by Mlkluther:
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Reviewed by Mlkluther from Canada (AB)

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Pours dark brown with a tan head that dissipates but leaves some lacing.

Nose has roasted malt, smoke, cocoa, and coffee.

Taste follows nose.

Good beer. Not great. It is missing the smoothness I have enjoyed in other porters.
Feb 02, 2015
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4 by mistahmojoryan from Canada (SK)

Apr 24, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Kmat10 from Canada (AB)

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by Sid_Smith from Canada (AB)

Jan 25, 2017
Rated: 3.87 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Jan 07, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Jul 08, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Howlader from Canada (AB)

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 3.62 by hunteraw from China

Jun 08, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by BCborn from Canada (BC)

Jan 27, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by souvenirs from Canada (BC)

Oct 22, 2015
Rated: 3.76 by Sathanas from Canada (AB)

Jul 05, 2015
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Reviewed by CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Tasting notes: Nice blackish brown brew with a fluffy light tan head. Sweet and earthy aroma. Chocolate pudding, sponge toffee, slight cola, tobacco on the palate. Great English flavor, rich, sweet, and creamy but with some slightly vegetal spicy hops in the finish to prevent things from being too cloying. A little raisin and rum late. Exceedingly tasty porter. Impressive effort from Russell, who seems to be kicking all kinds of ass lately with these big bottle releases.
May 23, 2015
Rated: 3.64 by Svingjo from Canada (BC)

Apr 02, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by Ericbeech_87 from Canada (BC)

Jan 29, 2015
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Black Frog, Vancouver.
Ruby black with webby beige film that webs. 3.75
Big roasty ash nose with some black currant. 3.75
Coffee grounds, some treacle, baker’s chocolate, not much in the way of hops. 3.75
Slight chocolate truffle ending and oily coffee bean bitter linger.
Lt-med, dry, slight chew. 4

Whoa, lean. Lots of sharp black acid malts combined with ashy roast gives this Irish levels of dryness. Harsh, but the name did warn you. 4
Jan 28, 2015
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Reviewed by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Well, this is not what I thought it might be, but that is why I try new beers! I love the look and concept behind a porter/wee heavy, but the taste does not really play out that way. More than anything this is a solid porter - smoky, chocolate malts and espresso are the dominant flavours for me. I'm not sure if there is much else to say, aside from the noticeable absence of the wee heavy characteristics I love so much. I would seek this one out again, but approach it with the knowledge of what it truly is.
Jan 06, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Exeter from Canada (AB)

Nov 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Slongie from Canada (AB)

Nov 13, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by bumchilly25 from Canada (BC)

Oct 26, 2014
Black Death Porter from Russell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 53 ratings