Saltspring Island Ales – Dry Porter


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4.2 out of 5


  • Brewery: Saltspring Island Ales
  • Beer Style: Porter
  • Pros:

    Strong espresso flavour in a traditional style Porter

  • Cons:

    Relatively big body for a porter

  • Conclusion:

    Big Porter flavour from a small, island brewery.


Saltspring Island Ales – Dry Porter Review

As BC craft beer lovers catch on to the beer coming off Saltspring Island it is becoming slightly easier to find on the shelves of BC beer retailers. The Dry Porter is a beer that has recently shown up in locations across the province. Pouring with one finger of head this deep brown coloured beer smells of nut, caramel and espresso. The flavour starts off smooth and creamy with toasted malt notes. This mellow beginning builds into an intense espresso middle and finishes with secondary notes of chocolate, caramel and hop bitterness. The espresso takes charge in this beer making its presence known. If you like darker beers and espresso flavours this is a beer that should definitely be on the to-do list.

Alcohol – 5.5%
Size – 650ml bottle
Price – $6.50 per bottle (Craft Beer Location)
Only available in select Cold Beer and Wine Locations



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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 22 March, 2013, 07:53

    I was able to try this when it was harder to come by. Tasty stuff!

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    • admin
      admin 22 March, 2013, 07:57

      I was shocked to see this in a BCL. BC is catching on to the Saltspring way of life!

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