Well said. I haven't cracked one of mine yet but I will post my comments when I do.cratez wrote:Thanks for the review Jeff. I haven't taken any notes yet but my first impression is that it's a very solid American-style porter that really opens up as it warms. I also respect Great Lakes for filling gaping voids in the Ontario market with their new retail releases. We lacked hoppy in-your-face APAs and then Crazy Canuck came along. Miami Weiss remains one of the only APWAs brewed in the province. And now they've answered the call for a proper robust porter on store shelves (albeit a limited release). Anyway, I'll report back with a full review in due time. Cheers!
mintjellie wrote:Pretty funny that the best IPA made in this province was a one-off APWA. No offense to Flying Monkeys, Muskoka, and the rest - Miami Weiss was a damn good hop fix.
G.M. Gillman wrote: This is a top-class traditional porter, with good Irish/British-type hopping (i.e. no pronounced aroma and lots of incisive bitterness).
G.M. Gillman wrote: I must say I can't assign any meaning to the term robust. It is, from all I have studied and read on porter history, a recent term used in the U.S. by those who classify beers especially with a view to reviewing them in competitions.
I think it means a well-hopped porter, although historically, all porter was well-hopped.
In my view, using of course my own classifications/understanding, there are only three kinds of porter: i) English-derived porter...which includes porters made anywhere in an English way; ii) porter or stout hopped with American varieties for aroma...and iii) Baltic porter, meaning bottom-fermented porter.
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