AgentAle (334) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: rich notes of black licorice, brown sugar and dark malts
Taste: big malt flavors off bat which are met by a nice hopiness that finishes smooth.
Appearance: Dark body with white/brown head that retains well
Masterkush7 (339) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours an opaque very dark brown almost black with moderate tan coloured head that over time turns into a fine ring around the glass. Aromas of sweet malt, roasted malts, light caramel, some complex alcohol, coffee and a bit of dark chocolate. Flavours are sweet malt, dried dark fruit, dry coffee and a touch of licorice warming alcohol mixture
Sammy (8026) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good porter, if not a true Baltic porter. Little bitterness, much chocolate and maltiness, and some smoke including a nice burnt edge.
Bottle from Duffman.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Molasses, dark fruit and some bitter chocolate. Jet black with a thin brown head. Chocolate malts, prune and some other dark fruits, very dry. A very nice beer from Alley Kat. Doesn’t happen often enough.
Mlkluther (46) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours dark brown with a brown head with some lacing. This is a great beer. Very smooth. Nose is malt, coffee, and raisin. Nose follows.
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Mucca (27) - - AUG 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good porter. Beautiful dark rich colour, soft aroma, and a amazing first taste. Smooth and easy to drink.
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DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Thick near black pour, dark brown head that stays pretty low. Sweet aroma, chocolate and figs. Sweet palate too, lots of dark fruits, some chocolate, but a fair bit of residual sugar that is just plain sweet. I like this profile, but there is room for more complexity here for sure.
gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep black colour, large and creamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and raisins. Full-bodied, smooth, some coffee, dark chocolate. Not too sweet, not too dry. Decent offering.
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
To be honest, I was drunk when I had this guy, but hes what I thought...A solid pure black viscous nearing syrupy pour with a budding two finger thick tan head and a mild chocolate and roasted malt nose. Sweet flavour with notes of cocoa, french roast, light cherry flavours and a hit of big roasted almost burnt malts. Just a big brew overall.
lotsalaughs (119) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
caramel, coffee, toast, chocolate, earthy, black, clear, rocky head, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter
Pour is black with short lived light brown foam. Not much for aroma but some toasty chocolate/caramel. Taste is fairly sweet with again some dark chocolate (subtle) and a light bitterness. Fairly reminiscent of a chocolate stout, but with a shade more bitterness. Mouth feel is light with a creamy coating on the tongue. Bitterness and a light astringency in the finish, but this is short lives as well. Alcohol is very well masked for being higher on the ABV side. Quite enjoyable. A nod to Wines and Beyond (Sherwood Park, Alberta) for having this local beer on tap for take home in refillable growlers. Nice touch.