Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 24, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draught, Alibi Room
Reddish-tinged brown colour. Thin head. Hints of toast, light earth, light wood. The light, soft body has subtle chocolate accents, notes of light caramel and a hint of woodiness. This is a sweeter, milder interpretation.
mcberko (4844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 2, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the Alibi Room, pours reddish brown. Very subtle aroma of lightly toasted English malts, some hops, nuts and some toffee. Flavour resembles this mix, with a pretty soft, creamy mouthful. Reminds me more of a brown ale or an ESB. Quite nice.
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, at the Alibi Room
Pours a dark amber-brown with a slight tan head & some lacing. Aroma not particularly assertive, and more akin to a brown ale than a porter. Tastes lightly toasted, a hint of smokiness, but mostly like a dark brown ale. Thin and tinny. Body is lightly creamy and under-carbonated. Can’t say I cared for it - lacking depth and too watery for my taste.
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Draught) Sampled at the brewpub. Pours a near flat body, hardly any carbonation nor head. nDeep reddish brown body.Nose is surprisingly fruity with a ash malt undertone. The flavour and texture is pure Swans - oily and quite an elixir, noticeable raspberry tongue with cherry, smoky malt and buttery. Good but not what I expect from a Porter.