mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5116-20130210] Bottle. Chocolate Tootsie Roll aroma. Slightly hazy, brown black body with a quick foamy off-white head. Toasted chocolate dust and malty Tootsie Roll flavour. Medium-full body. Tasty! (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(Rhino Winter Festival @ The Rhino, Toronto, ON)
Jool (152) - - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille 660 mL. Brunâtre foncée avec belle mousse. Nez léger de torréfaction et de vanille. Bouche mince, un peu de notes de pain grillé et une bonne dose de vanille. À mons avis, la vanille s’intègrerait mieux si la bière avait plus de corps.
pootzboy (1569) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sampled at Mondial - Deep dark brown-black , 2 finger tight mocha colored cap - pleasing cocoa-vanilla tones in the aroma, with light treacle and walnut undertones - Flavour is deeply roasty - coffee-cocoa with light sweetness and some amalgam with the vanilla, hops show up stronger in the finish which gets mildly bitter. A really well made flavoured porter that could be served alone if you have a urge for an vanilla drink but it is best served with desserts where the flavours really compliment cheese cake.
Boutip (4307) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a dark color porter with a medium size light brown foamy head with medium retention and light lacing. Aroma of vanilla is quite important with some dry roasted malt notes. Taste is a good mix between some light dry roasted malt notes with some vanilla notes that are quite intense. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. Interesting but nothing extremely special at the end of the day.
cfrancis (2022) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma is vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is a little thin, but smooth vanilla and lightly roasted malts.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-02-10. Black body nice tan head fades. 3++ Good amount of vanilla in the nose, sweet dark malt. 7+ Flavour is similar, sweet dark malt. The vanilla seems a bit too strong at first, but malt catches up to balance it a bit as the glass goes on. Still pretty vanilla prominent. 7+ Smooth medium body. 3+ Nice, but being in the mood for vanilla will help a lot! Bottle at Rhino Winter Festival, Toronto
jjarovi (55) - markham, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great easy drinking big Porter. A tad too thin, but few other faults. The spices and vanilla are balanced, malt and bitterness are full but on the lighter side so don’t overpower the other flavours.
Hope it makes wider release!
GregClow (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery. Deep brown body with a small cap of mocha foam. Not-too-sweet aroma of dark malt, vanilla bean, cocoa, and a bit of dried dark fruit. Medium bodied, perfect feel for a porter. Flavour follows the aroma in being sweet but not cloying, finding a good balance between slightly charred malt, sweet vanilla, and earthy hops. Quite nice!
blankboy (5625) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Rhino Winter Beer Festival, Feb. 10. Pours a very dark brown with amber hues and an average size frothy beige head. Nice aroma of chocolate and vanilla along with some malt -- simple but lovely. Flavour is also chocolate and vanilla backed by roasted malt. Dry finish. Medium bodied. This could get a bit cloying after a while but at a decent sample size, and if you like this sort of thing, it’s excellent.
Spab (1985) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Only Cafe. Pours a very dark brown colour with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet vanilla and roasty chocolate malt and light coffee. Flavour has a lot of sweet vanilla and some very roasty (dare I say burnt) chocolate malt as well as a little coffee. Average body. A little sweet for my tastes but decent.