Review: LaPatt Porter Robuste (Brasserie Dunham)
On the flip side, Brasserie Dunham has a beer called LaPatt Porter Robuste, which is a play on words of Labatt, Lapatt.. Labatt, get it? Ha! But unlike St Urbain/St Ambroise, this beer is very much its own, the artwork and colour of the label immediately tells you that this is not a Labatt product, but just a play on words.
This beer is courtesy of Freaky Whisky, merci mon ami!
Appearance: Pours a rich dark chocolate black, nice light cocoa head that isn't going anywhere, as I keep drinking the beer, the head remains as thick as when I poured it.
Aroma: Quite a strong porter with notes of espresso, dark chocolate, roasted oatmeal, and quite a sweet porter, enjoyable for a chilly autumn afternoon.
Taste: Slightly grainy, bitter from the roasted maltiness, giving it a very rich espresso bitterness, very dark chocolate. It's very reminiscent to a great oatmeal stout like St Ambroise's. A bit of wheatiness and a creamy mouthfeel.
Overall Thoughts: A solid porter by Brasserie Dunham, with a name like Lapatt, it's sure better than any Labatt product that's ever been on the market! Thick, creamy mouthfeel, quite roasty, and a bit of dark chocolate sweetness to it will help deal with the long winter that's about to arrive in a few weeks. 6.0% ABV. Contains water, barley malts, wheat flakes, hops and yeast.
PS: I've been told a Canadian Whisky barrel-aged version of Lapatt is coming out later this fall.. THAT would be good. Yum!