beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black color with a thin light brown head. Pleasant aroma of smoked, slightly roasted malt and chocolate. Good flavor of smokey, roasty malt with chocolate and dryness. The body is light with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. This is a very well made porter.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Porus a dark brown with a lighter brown head. The aroma is coffee, chocolate, and malts. The flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, and notes of coffee. It is wonderful!
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown in color with full foamy brown head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Taste roasted coffee and dark chocolate with coffee bitter finish.
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville. Dark brown pour with a medium creamy head. Roasted malty mocha-ey aroma. Slightly bitter roasted malt aroma with notes of coffee, cream and chocolate. Medium body.
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz. bottle. Sweet and roasty malt aroma, full of chocolate and toffee with notes of marshmallow, cola and some faint hop perfume. Mostly opaque black-brown color with a light tan head that subsides considerably. Dark chocolate malt flavor, again roasty and sweet, gently smoky and nutty with hints of sugary, creamy coffee, spicy, citric hop, and a very mild degree of bitterness. Smooth and thin on the palate with a low amount of effervescence, body is light-medium. Pretty well dominated by chocolate sweetness, fairly light and pleasant otherwise.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown black body with little tan head. Aroma/flavor is sweet malty, grainy, some lightly bitter coffee. Very drinkable but the body feels a bit oily and thin. Not bad.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a dam good porter. Nothing sweet really which is a good thing. nice tan head that laces just a bit. Color is deep. almost black. Aroma is a touch sweet, but grainy and toasted as well. Flavor is really good. Texture is nice and creamy too. It has a really smooth, and almost hard to taste ashy, toasted taste that really lingers on the palate. And I like that.
hayduke (4947) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a creamy black with a long-lasting tan head and moderate lacing rings. Nose of roasted malts with coffee, chocolate, ripe fruit, and a hint of hops. Mouthfeel medium and very smooth. Flavor is of roasted malts, but three is dry and slightly bitter finish. Very easy to drink and overall an excellent porter.
Oscbert (1252) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Pours black with creamy off white head.
~Has a light syrupy coke scent.
~Light taste, some coffee and sweet bitterness.
~Medium feel, bitter finish.
~This is a little light and flavorless. Easy to drink and enjoyable though.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: Black malts and grassy hops, low on the fruity side. Basic light session porter. Ok.
How: Bottle, sample at Mondial de la Bière 2008
The look: Black body with a small beige head
In long: Nose has light chocolate and light fruity notes (grapes mainly). Taste has some fudge, a little black chocolate and develops a light fruit cake flavour as it warms up. Short grassy bitterness. Roastiness level is rather low, body is a bit thinner than it should be. A grainy/floury sensation makes it somewhat dry. Well brewed but very standard. Nothing out of the unusual.