Coffee and coconut notwithstanding this is one delicious porter. @greatlakesbeer Hanlan's Point Coconut Coffee porter is super rich and fudgey with a decadent chocolate sweetness veering into stout territory. A nice hit of freshly roasted coffee follows along with a toasted nuttiness and subtle coconut. The coconut isn't too prominent and I have no issues with that.
Tonight's Leaf game could have ended on a better note, so I thought I'd make sure to end the night on a good note. Dipped into Hanlan's Point by @greatlakesbeer & @barhopbar, and enjoyed some solid coffee flavours. As a porter it is a solid beverage, for a flavoured porter I feel like some of the flavours are lacking. I do wish the coconut flavours were a little more prominent as I thought they could balance this beer very well. Cheers to a good night cap! #HanlansPoint #tankten #tanktenseries #BrewedForYouOntario
#4501 Great Lakes Harry Porter (Canada)
I had the Harry Porter & The Bourbon Soaked Vanilla Beans in like 2013 on tour in London, ON, so I couldn’t believe I never had the OG. I copped this from the brewery maybe a month or two ago, and mate, she’s a beaut. Sitting at 6.5%, it pours dark with a soft nose, super smooth body, chocolate and subtle espresso, sweet with a slight bitterness, and a dusty, smacky finish. Fan-bloody-tastic.
My year in beer
Now before anyone thinks I need an intervention, these numbers are skewed. Most brewery visits involve having a tasting flight where you typically have 4oz of a particular beer. There were also many shared cans and bottles along the way which allows you to experience a multitude of different beers. There were some really good ones in 2018!
Having said that, this is a pretty cool little insight on how my year went. It also confirms my favourite brewery, beer and style!
#oncraftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #greatlakesbrewery #benchbrewingcompany #octopuswantstofight #yearinbeer #yearinbeer2018
Enjoying a Shinny Pants Session Stout from @greatlakesbeer tonight. It's easy drinking and low ABV at 4.3% but still packs a nice hit of chocolate and roasted malts. This one is on the sweeter side with some dark fruit and caramel in there as well.
Though I'm not the biggest fan of cherry beers, Harry Porter and the Cherry Hoarder from @greatlakesbeer hits the balance well. The cherry combines with chocolatey notes for a bit of a black forest cake profile. Roasted grains with a touch of char, coffee notes and a nice cherry juice acidity that brightens it up.
@greatlakesbeer's Meanwhile... Down in Moxee: a hazy IPA featuring El Dorado hops from Moxee, Washington, 6.5% abv, 65 IBU. Don't be turned off by the hazy, peachy orange colour, that is just part of the New England style, which is clearly what this is going for. This is a tropical fruit salad, I'm getting mango, pineapple and grapefruit, but it's also piney, dank and bitter which is my favourite combo. Sometimes NEIPAs go too easy on the IBUs but I like when they have a little kick! This is only available at the brewery and it was canned freaking YESTERDAY so it is worth making the trip, especially with Brutalism being released on the same day (review coming soon). This is rivalling Thrust, Karma Citra and Octo as one of my fav GLB IPAs ever! Drink it fresh folks, cheers! 🍍🍊🍉🍓🍑🌲🍻 #greatlakesbrewery #FreshGLB #TankTen #greatlakesbeer #craftbeer #ontariocraftbeer #torontocraftbeer #craftbeertoronto #craftbeerto #moxie #neipa #hazyipa #ipa #eldorado #toronto #ontario
Slow sipping a delicious #TankTenSeries as we come to a close on 2018. @greatlakesbeer Harry Porter and the Cherry Hoarder is one of those beers I'll always gravitate back when I'm looking for a treat. Sweet, tart, cherries, and a touch of sour, this beer reminds me of a delicious black forest cake in a liquid form. May your beers in 2019 be enjoyable and lead to great times with great people. #cheers #happynewyear #cheerstobeer #cheersto2019