Recently we did a walk-through and tasting with Toronto Distillery Co. The article is coming soon but while we were there we absolutely HAD to stop by Junction Craft Brewing and have a flight. You see, Junction Craft Brewing is unit 101, Toronto Distillery Co is unit 100, they literally share a wall.

During this flight (of beer) two things happened: first, I met a group of friendly people doing beer tasting across the city as a birthday event and second, I had my first ever sip of ‘Hey Porter!’ by Junction Craft Brewing.

I should mention ahead of time that I got a bottle opener from Junction, hopefully this doesn’t influence my review in any way.

Without further ado:

Appearance: Dark brown to black. Very Opaque.

Aroma: Pure chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Very sweet with a little bit of nuttiness. Caramel stands out.

Taste: Strong taste of caramel and chocolate. Much less vanilla than the smell. Hint of cherry after a few sips. Mouthfeel is very smooth, like silk.

Aftertaste: Very little but a lingering sweetness.

Overall: Very nice dark porter for the winter. Best on it’s own without any other flavours to compete with.



Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.