Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark brown porter with a thin mocha head. In aroma, a grassy chocolate malt, lightly powdery. In mouth, a nice grassy bitter chocolate with roasted character, grassy hops, coffee grinds. Shared with GRM, Pushkinwow, and Ian, March 8 2013.
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Mondial de la Bière 2012, Montreal - dark black beer with a little beige foam left; lactic and coffeish roasted nose; medium-bodied, some earthy tartness; decently bitter; long roasted aftertaste of tar and ashes
jercraigs (9889) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012-11-16. Very dark brown-black body, small tan head. 3+ Dry dusty, lightly roasty malt aroma. 6+ Flavour is similar, lightly sweet, nice dry dusy roast is mild, light bitterness. Average palate. Okay. Bottle from Au Coin Duluth, Montreal
DuffMan (9611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Dark, but not too dark, with golden highlights and a mediocre beige head. Aroma is sweet roast, light coffee. The palate delivers dark caramel and roast in equal portions, but the profile is thin and the sweetness has a nagging cola-like quality for me. Just okay, especially after À La Fût’s excellent porter.
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Roasted nuts are lightly smeared by charred malts as delicate roastiness and leafy hops merge, sweetened by a soft chocolate undertow.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam recedes to a ring over the dark brown.
-The ash-like component mostly disappears when the beer gets beyond 10C.
-Raisin-y fruitiness becomes licorice-like at times.
-The body is lean and the flavor intensity medium, which makes for high drinkability.
-Roasted malt flavors are more important in the flavor profile than in the aroma.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 50cl, bottled on 02/2013.
Brune col crémeux beige.
Arôme est malté, grains, légère note de noisette sur un caramel moyen, fini chocolaté.
Palais est malté, léger caramel, note rappelant un toffee avec un grillé léger. Garde ici aussi un rappel noisette, fini sec ponctué par une note chocolat-cacao.
Amertume citronnée arrive en fin de bouche avec un arrière-goût lactose-toffee entre douceur et amertume.
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown-black pour. The aroma is a little bit light. Some toasted malt and a bit of light molasses. Medium-bodied and a bit hoppy. Softly spicy and a little bit noble. A touch of pepper and some lingering hoppiness. Pretty nice actually.
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mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[4946-20121116] 341mL bottle. Toasted and lightly char-smoked bread aroma. Slightly hazy, dark reddish cola body with a quick foamy light brown head. Burnt grainy bread and toasted grains flavour. Medium-full body. Average. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(c/o JoeMcPhee, w/ him, jercraigs, Radek Kliber)
czar (7892) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours dark brown with a decent light beige head, some retention, shy lacing. chocolate and caramel, some maple - very hint of sweetness too, dry grassiness, decent roastiness, faint resin, some fruitiness - even some bananas. average carbonation, nice grassy-bitter coffee finish, light body - not necessarily watery, but was sure impressed how it was easily quaffable.
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light bitter coffee and nut. Pours syrupy-looking reddish black, though texture is more on the thick than syrupy side. No head or lacing. Some roast malt. Light bitter finish. Average carbonation. Palate isn’t very complex.