shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 mL bottle. Pours black with walnut hues and a thin head of off white. Aroma is chocolate, subtle smoke, dark fruits, leather and deep caramel, a little applesauce on the finish and some minty hops. Lightly sweet maltiness balanced with a little roast. Moderate plus body and low to average carbonation. A nice big English type porter. Very good.
trapped (2072) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Albion. Dark brown with reddish tint, small beige creamy head, light coffee aroma, low carbonation, coffee-caramel taste, medium finish with slight alcohol aftertaste. Great porter!
cfrancis (3030) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thin black with a small white fizz that dissolves to a ring. Aroma is slightly fruity, smoked ham and light coffee. Taste is light on the palate with slight smokiness and fruit with some chocolate sweetness. Very nice.
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from LCBO. Pours black with tan head that doesn’t last too long. Nose is bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt. Taste is more roasted malt and chocolate notes. Very balanced and smooth. Bitterness on the finish is just right. Creamy-ish mouthfeel. Hard to stop sipping.
jksipa (737) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark cola colour with just a small tan sheet of head that is quickly gone. Nose is smoke, espresso, toffee and chocolate with some plum and cherry. Bitter chocolate and and coffee throughout with only a light sweet caramel backing. Some tartness in the middle through the finish and a smokiness present throughout. Medium full slick mouth with average carbonation and a dry finish. Lots of nice layers.
sudomorph (1044) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2015 Labelled London-style porter. 12oz bottle from the lcbo. 7% abv. Pours black with a half finger, tan head. Aroma has great notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate, caramel,hints of nuts, soy sauce, and coffee. Taste is bitter but balanced. Caramel, dark fruits, dark chocolate, coffee, and a touch of peanut. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a big, dry finish. Overall pretty tasty. A lot going on.
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from the LCBO
Very nice smoked porter the smokiness is not over done well balanced
GregClow (3097) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark orange-brown with a thick tan head and a small bit of sediment. Aroma is interesting - dark coffee, bit of woodsmoke, earthy hops poking through, and a slight sour tone. Flavour follows - coffee, smoke & dark chocolate up front; dry roast, semi-bitter hops, and a bit of sourness in the finish. I’m honestly not sure if the sour notes are supposed to be there, but I’m not complaining, as it works well and adds some nice complexity. A really fine beer.
Johnsense (1248) - - DEC 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a thin beige head. Coffee and roast aroma. Roasted malt, coffee, light molasses sweetness and smoke coming through in the finish. Medium body.
b3shine (7862) - Indiana, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Arcadia in Kalamazoo. Looks good; a lightly translucent very dark amberish brown with very light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; dark malt and dark chocolate with light notes of coffee and smoke, and a touch of caramel. Tastes like it smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.