Yet another porter; thank goodness this one is not flavoured. This porter is in the London (brown) style so it should be nuttier and less roasted. The robust porter is usually stronger in ABV and roasted flavours.
Propeller Porter = 5/10
Ratebeer 3.57 95th percentile
Beer Advocate B+
Now this is nice: a nose of dry roasted cocoa nibs really sets the mood. The taste follows the nose but adds a touch of cooling menthol from the hops. I found this a little thin and low in carbonation, which was perfect. After the swallow a slight, dry coating of cocoa powder remained. One of the nicest porters I've had in a while.
Alcohol Content 0 5%
Butte Creek Porter
New World Porter (Avery)
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Propeller IPA (Nova Scotia)
Ratebeer 3.46 81st percentile
Beer Advocate B+
I like a good strong IPA, or a very mild IPA. This one is in between; with a faint nose of piney hops and caramel malts. The taste was very similar, rather watery medium feel with a slight ice-cool backbone. You could only pick up slight piney hop resin but not citrus. Only a trace of vanilla sweetness.
There was more of a malt sweetness than you would expect from an IPA. It lingered a little, but then it was gone.
Alcohol Content +1 6.5%
IPA's must be strong to be flavourful IMHO.
I originally gave it a +1. Then I tried the Granville Island Brockton IPA and decided this was a better mass produced IPA.
Ingame Enhancement 0
More Elvis Costello talk (variety) show distain. I felt like reaching into the TV and tightening Elvis's cravat until he shut up.
This is an OK IPA; certainly better than that other Nova Scotia IPA Alexander Keiths. It was no where as good as Stone IPA or Brockton's IPA.