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Great Lakes Brewing Co.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2016 Barrel Aged Alberta Clipper Flavored Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended

Great Lakes Brewing Co.
2016 Barrel Aged Alberta Clipper Flavored Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7.5%
Murky dark brown color. Interesting aromas and flavors of black licorice, raspberry dark chocolate bar, carob yogurt, and coffee grounds with a chewy, bright, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that presents suggestions of toffee and peppered greens finish. A nice chocolatey porter with pleasant fruit and even balance.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Rich & Heavy & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: black licorice, raspberry dark chocolate bar, carob yogurt, and coffee grounds
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of toffee and peppered greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Swedish Meatballs, Beef Stroganoff
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice chocolatey porter with pleasant fruit and even balance.

The Producer

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

The Producer
2516 Market St.
Cleveland, OH 44113
USA
1 216-771-4404

Flavored Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Flavored porters are brown to dark brown and average between 5.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter, Kona Pipeline Porter and Rogue Mocha Porter.

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