Great Lakes Currently Incarcerated | Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by TheSevenDuffs on 12-12-2010

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In my CANBIF 2012 box from Liamt07. Thanks man!

Appearance. Pours a deep, dark brown with a half finger of creamy tan head.

Smell. Dark roasty malts, cherries and berries.

Taste. Dark, well-roasted malts and dark berries, a little molasses. Light berry sourness and a bit bitter from that roasty malt.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Nice beer. Drinks easy and the currant goes quite well with the roasty porter.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bomber poured into tulip 8/6/12 thanks liamt07 for sending me a bottle

A quite dark with a small cola edge, a two finger mocha head hangs around for a couple minuets leaving lots of random lace

S lots of black current and coco powder come out strong, milk chocolate and faint booze with just a little coffee, I'm impressed how well the fruit comes through all the dark malt

T mimics the smell quite well with burnt coffee and the fruits still strong, roast is even darker then the smell with very faint smoke

M just a little foamy but that's my only complaint, long aftertaste of fruity chocolate and a little sticky on the lips

O great beer going on here, the fruit mixes well with the roast, very little booze considering the 8%, I would've used a 4.25 for taste if an option so slightly higher here

I could drink another and considering its a big strong bottle that's impressive, very easy too drink for a strong brew thanks again Liam

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Photo of jegross2
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Currently Incarcerated (Black Currant + Porter) from Great Lakes Brewing Company out of Ontario, Canada (not to be confused with the Ohio brewery).
Score: 90

Batch 2, bottled less than a month ago. Served in a Goose Island silver goose Matilda glass and enjoyed 06/03/12 with Robbie Moy (who brought this back from Canada).

Appearance: Pours a black color with a thin layer of brown highlight at the top and bottom of the glass. A few fingers of light brown foamy head at pour slowly recedes to a thin foggy layer atop the glass. Excellent lacing, really good retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Chocolate covered cherries and currant. A little alcohol heat and burnt/roasted brown sugar. Roasted coffee and earthy oats. Unsweetened cocoa too. 3.75/5

Taste: Primarily chocolate covered cherry and a little sweet fizziness. Some coffee flavor in the finish. Very straightforward, slightly sugary. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus bodied, minimal carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Modestly sweet finish. 4/5

Overall: A very solid porter that gets the cherry-chocolate flavor balance just right.

Recommendation: If you like chocolate covered cherries, seek a bottle of this out if you get the chance. Just do not go too crazy in your hunt for a bottle.

Pairings: Brownies.

Cost: $15 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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Photo of liamt07
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the brewery, Project X. 650ml into a tulip, an imperial porter infused with black currant port. This batch was 7%, and clocked in at 45 IBUs.

Dark brown/black in colours, with a light tan head. Thick body as it came out of the bottle and a great thick, sticky head. Solid lacing to boot. Nice coffee notes on the nose, light smoke and milk chocolate. Dark fruits (currant) appears more as an afterthought. Lightly sour/acidic on the palate initially, but I think this is more attributable to the roast than the fruit. Roast coffee and dark fruitiness. Lightly burnt notes, with some blackberry and currant in the finish. Roast persists in the finish too, with a long bitterness. Tasty, but I though that little bit of acidity on the palate detracted more than added. Still a solid beer, and one I could revisit again.

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Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Superb porter, recent project X. Very much like a stout, very roasty, with the fruity finish. The only detraction was lactic acid. Roasty to point of being burnt. Great appearance very dark brown with thick creamy retained head. Thick mouthfeel.Liam’s bottle

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Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Project X bottle picked up from the brewery.
Stated IBU of 30.

A- Dark brown/black with a half finger of light brown head.

S - Roasted malts, sweet caramel, light nose of black current and a slight bitterness.

T - Dark roasted malts, bitter black current, light chocolate notes. Bitter and dry finish. The black current is present in a good balance - not so much that it dominates the beer, but it is definitely present.

M - Light to medium body, lightly carbonated.

D - An enjoyable beer, but became less so the more I drank. With some slight changes to the recipe, this could be a great porter.

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Great Lakes Currently Incarcerated from Great Lakes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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