cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on November 25, 2011 on tap at "C’est What?" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a solid dark brown with a 1" creamy brown head. The aroma was roasted malt, cinnamon, and chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was coffee, dark fruits, and some weak spices. Very enjoyable seasonal ale.
solidfunk (5291) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roast coffee taste with a small hint of tree bark. There’s a bit of a sour aftertaste. Good thick palate, light carb.
herrbrown1974 (427) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Bar Volo. Pours dark chocolate brown. Frothy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cinnamon and maple. Lighter than expected. Up front it’s cocoa, burnt and a little bit malty sweet. Finishes a little bitter, with an almost mineral quality (iron?). Good but not as rich as I was hoping. Little bit of a let down.
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czar (5706) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
drank at mondial 2011 in mtl. pours dark brown with a decent beige head. very nice roasted malts, some smoke, light acidity, no cinnamon here. light to medium body, fizzy carbonation - a tad too much.
pushkinwow (2243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some spices (couldn’t single out cinnamon though), bit of chocolate and coffee, and some hops. Nice taste - not overly sweet, well balanced, dry with a decent finish. A very smooth and full-bodied porter - wish they distributed this outside of the local area.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice porter, courtesy of jb84. drinks very easy and smooth, dry but not too much, sweet but not too much. the cinnimon comes through a bit more in the aftertaste, nice stuff. well balanced, and while not mind blowing, is very solid and well rounded, no flaws really.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark bruin body with an off white head. Chewy dry and roasted malt tones. Some sweeter caramel with a bitter spiciness and some lighter hints of spice clove and cinnamon like. Bitter and drying. Decent.
manuchampions (1243) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rate. Bottle from the brewery. Aroma is potent with chocolate, nuts and some Christmas spice in the nose. Taste is very syrupy, heavy and flavourful, with a long bitter finish. Some smoke and woodiness there as well. Decent.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask for Cask Days at Volo in Toronto. Served in an English pint glass. Pours red-black with a small, frothy tan head. The head mostly remains but does not lace. The nose has prominent fruity and spicy notes reminiscent of Christmas cake, along with molasses and roasted malts. Hops are apparent, but not prominent. The flavour is spicy throughout and begins moderately sweet, but this is replaced by a moderate bitterness towards the end. The finish is average in length, spicy and bitter. It is medium-full in body with a creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice Winter beer with a pleasant spicy quality. It tastes like liquid Christmas cake; pleasant, but the spice is a bit much for more than one. 2010-10-29
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 15, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance : Deep black, medium head, lots of lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt, some cooked veggies, other weird stuff. Notes of orange or something.
Taste : Roasted malt, veggies, butterscotch.
Overall : Very faint carbonation. Too much butterscotch. Not bad at first but hafl way thru I had enough and I drained pour the rest.