Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

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Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby Hoppy's Tavern » Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:51 pm

Here is a quick review of the Collective Arts - Stranger than fiction

Overall it was a very easy to drink, without any complexity to it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzjFYGLuO50
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Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby GtownRandy » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:17 am

Complexity means layers of flavour or aroma, you mentioned toasted malt, chocolate, coffee and burnt toast. That implies complexity.

If it was without complexity it would be one-dimensional
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Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby BartOwl » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 pm

I found it ok but a bit boring myself. Too bad, because Collective Arts has some good beers. This beer could do with some more hops or a more complex yeast strain.
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Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby seangm » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:30 am

BartOwl wrote:I found it ok but a bit boring myself. Too bad, because Collective Arts has some good beers. This beer could do with some more hops or a more complex yeast strain.


I really liked it, but then Clifford Porter came along and now it's my go-to porter. At the time there were pretty much no regularly available porters though, so Stranger Than Fiction was warmly welcomed. Still not a bad porter, but outclassed by some recent entrants in the local scene.
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Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby BartOwl » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:13 am

seangm wrote:
BartOwl wrote:I found it ok but a bit boring myself. Too bad, because Collective Arts has some good beers. This beer could do with some more hops or a more complex yeast strain.


I really liked it, but then Clifford Porter came along and now it's my go-to porter. At the time there were pretty much no regularly available porters though, so Stranger Than Fiction was warmly welcomed. Still not a bad porter, but outclassed by some recent entrants in the local scene.


Yes. Clifford Porter is good. I think they use a yeast strain that tastes between British and Belgian for me. Cheers.
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Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby Hoppy's Tavern » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:55 pm

GtownRandy wrote:Complexity means layers of flavour or aroma, you mentioned toasted malt, chocolate, coffee and burnt toast. That implies complexity.

If it was without complexity it would be one-dimensional



I get what you are trying to say and probably right, however, my take of "complexity" is an overall picture of the beer.
In this case, the flavour or aromas (as you mention) melding together with other factors, Ex: the balance between the mouthfeel, carbonation, bitterness, the hops, etc.
It all came together nicely and I didn't have to nic pic one by one to figure what I was getting.

Regardless, always learning something new and appreciate the feedback, lot's to learn from you guys.
I enjoyed the beer, it was easy to drink, but I'm still trying to find a Porter or Stout that I really enjoy.
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Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby ry_kinney » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:35 pm

I like watching your reviews Hoppy I'm relatively new to the craft beer scene and still learning myself. If you're looking for a go to stout give St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout a try.
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Re: Collective Arts - Stranger Than Fiction Porter review

Postby Hoppy's Tavern » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:10 pm

ry_kinney wrote:I like watching your reviews Hoppy I'm relatively new to the craft beer scene and still learning myself. If you're looking for a go to stout give St Ambroise Oatmeal Stout a try.


Thanks for the recommendation, I'll give it a try next time I see it

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