czar (4359) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours unclear very dark brown, red tint with a small light beige head showing some retention and lacing. minty resin, chocolatey smoked malts, dark brown malts, husky spiciness, spicy blackberries and raisins - hint of tartness, cigars, burnt hazelnuts, dark bitter chocolate, ashy and metallic, booze, molasses, burnt caramel, moderate sweetness. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, bold, assertive and harsh peppery-resinous medium long finish.
Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle. Pours almost black, with a one finger tan head. Heavy aromas of molasses, raisin, light cinnamon, dark chocolate, light acidic notes, and sponge toffee. Smells SO delicious. As for taste, HUGE rich molasses notes with a mineral streak up front that leads into light ash, light fruity notes, with some very forward bitterness in the dry finish. The beer is GIANT. If I’m learning anything, it’s that the brewers of Scandinavia like their dark beer exactly like I do. This is excellent.
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark beer with a frothy brown head. Sweet nose with some roasted grains. This is a very sweet porter with lots of brown sugar and molasses, sweetened coffee, and milk chocolate. Some puffed grain softness and some rye bite in the finish. Very tasty, full flavored porter.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-04-29. Black body w a nice creamy brown head and lace. 4+ Flavour is fairly bitter, roasty dark malt lingers in the finish with a dry bitterness. Fruity lightly vinous undertones. Alcohol presence grows as it warms up. Aroma is lightly alcoholic with mild fruity accents and light grainy touches. Smooth medium bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Pretty solid. Bottle from the LCBO as Amager Rye Porter, Toronto
Ferris (4125) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Toffee, malty, chocolate and a bit of molasses. Jet black with a thin brown head. Raisin and dark fruit, rye grain and a sweet light bitter finish. There is also a nutty flavour. Very nice and complex with no booze for such a big beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the bridge tap house. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of nuttiness on the nose. Has some chocolate on the tongue but I didn’t get much rye. Finishes clean. Solid but not spectacular.
mathieuc (1280) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown and is topped by a medium beige rim that leaves some lacing. Nose is of roasted grains and lightly alcoholic. Taste is a little sweet but also bitter, never harsh or cloying. Flavors of dark chocolate, coffee and a little grains. Mouthfeel is silky, just like the one you get from an oatmeal stout. Alcohol is quite apparent although not quite warming. Body is full, carbonation medium. An interesting take on the porter style, nice!
MadRobin (1932) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap 5 oz. pour at Max's in the Fell's Point district, Baltimore, MD.
Opaque, near black with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, coffee and dark fruit.
Taste of sweet dark malt, rye, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate.
Full body and low/medium carbonization.
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BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Max’s. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast, chocolate and coffee malt, prunes and figs with milk chocolate, spicy rye malt and earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, moderately sweet, earthy and spicy rye malt and hops, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
cfrancis (2351) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours viscous black with a large frothy brown head. Aroma is big spicy rye and roasted malts. Taste is pretty awesome. I love how the rye spice just tickles the tongue and the roasted malts and chocolate just warm the mouth.