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Great Lakes Harry Porter | Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Harry PorterGreat Lakes Harry Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada
greatlakesbeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by liamt07 on 02-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,083
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
34
pDev:
5.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 ml tallboy can served into a tulip at Culaccino in Burlington. This can listed at 6.5% ABV. Wizard on the artwork looks like evil Dumbledore.

Appearance - Very dark brown, nearly black and topped with a finger and change of tan head. Good retention, some lacing, no complaints here.

Smell - An even mixture of chocolate/roasty/coffee that is quite appealing. Hints of vanilla for added dimension.

Taste - Just like the nose, although flavor really pops once the beer warms up for about 10-15 minutes. The hints of chocolate and coffee go nicely with a roasty and tiny bit ashy porter.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and creamy, slick and velvety all the things a good porter should be. Carbonation is medium with a medium-heavy body that drinks lighter than it is.

Overall - A very good if not outstanding porter. Given the reputation of Great Lakes, me enjoying Harry Porter was a no-brainer, even for someone without wizardly talents.

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Photo of StormAles
4.64/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CurtisD
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cycle69
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ikidunot
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kevinlater
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RedAleMan
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaveBar
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the brewery for $3.25 for a 473ml can. Served at 8deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a 1/2" high brown head that lasts for around 2-3mins before film out. Very dark brown colour.

S- Nice coffee base here. Good malt and some sweetness.

T- Traditional roasted malt and coffee flavor. Nice chocolate hints. Very good hops blend. Not overpowering but the bittering hops are there. Like the slight citrus flavor you catch every now and again.

M- Dry yet creamy.

O- Very nice blend. Not heavy, not sticky, just a nice blend.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little porter went well with..... Chocolate! Just a nice dark chocolate- 70% coco. Goes very well together.

Enjoy

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Photo of peensteen
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bugs318
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrenihan
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of valianes
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evil_liver
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of kinguy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of KrizzlyBear
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Bf_89
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Jeffo
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by hopsolutely at my backyard party this past summer. Thanks for hanging out guys. Good times!

From a bomber into a snifter
Project X Series
IBU: 45

APPEARANCE: Dark brown pour yields a one finger, medium looking, tan head with decent retention. Black body with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a splotchy wisp and ring. A nice wisp remains with great lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Lots of chocolate, sweet cream and vanilla on the nose. Roasted notes and milky, chocolaty notes as well. Light hints of coffee too. Pretty nice really.

TASTE: Bold flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, sweet cream and lactose flavors at the swallow. Bold finish of roasted grain, cocoa powder with vanilla as well. Really flavorful. Not a milk porter, but you cold have fooled me.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry on the palate.

OVERALL: This was really quite good. I'm not convinced it's a porter per se, what with the overly roasted flavors on this one, but whatever it is, it's quality. Good flavors and plenty of complexity for the style. If you see this, it's well worth checking out if you're a stout fan. Cheers hopsolutely!

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of MasterSki
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle picked up at the brewery. Enjoyed during the opening game of the Stanley Cup Finals. Served in a snifter.

A - Tan foam settles to a partial cap and solid collar, leaving behind minimal lacing. Opaque dark brown body.

S - Dark chocolate, biscuit, roasted malts, perhaps a hint of coffee. Your standard porter flavor profile.

T - Taste is quite similar, with a mix of dark chocolate, roasted malts, nuts, biscuit, and a mildly bitter finish.

M - Chewy, medium body, with pleasant carbonation. Toasty texture, with a low amount of lingering stickiness.

D - The bitterness gets a tad fatiguing after a while, reducing the session potential here. Beyond that it's your stock American Porter. Enjoyable enough, but doesn't distinguish itself much in a very crowded field of beers.

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Great Lakes Harry Porter from Great Lakes Brewery
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 34 ratings
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