AgentAle (744) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich malts, raisins, caramel and espresso. Taste is deep rich malts with hints of coffee and vanilla beans. A slightly earthy hoppiness follows and is pretty well balanced. Light bitterness remains. Appearance is black with a pearl head that retains fairly poorly.
DuffMan (6974) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, JJ. Very dark brown, copper highlights. Very chocolatey profile, fudgey, some coffee too. Lighter body for 9%, but nice flavours.
markas101 (1882) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via highlander. Almost opaque black brown. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Quite carbonated. Sweet, more cocoa and some bitter raisin. Long pepper hop finish.
andrewturba (1035) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown bordering opaque, a small dense long lasting tan head and a decent amount of lace. Aroma is rich dark/roasted malts, plums, prunes, caramel, and kinda port like. Flavour is rich dark maltiness, nutty, toast, plums, prunes, currants, very smooth and very faint alcohol. Great well balanced strong Porter.
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Alibi Room in Vancouver. Very similar to the barrel aged version, which is to say simply heavenly. A fabulous imperial Porter. 3.9.
pintbypint (2669) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Deep brown colour, finely bubbled beige head with a lot of lacing. Nose has chocolately malts. Taste has bitter dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, smoke. Dry finish, bitter roasted malts. Surprisingly light in the mouth. A nice strong porter.
patricks110 (1711) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting brew overall but finishes a bit thin and light in the body for the style. Pours a dark brown verging on black with a thick beige head. The nose is roasted heavily with mild fruity and dried prune notes. A nice robust and roasted malt in the middle with mild bitterness and a watery slightly alcoholic finish. Overall, a nice brew but a bit odd on the palate.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium brown, rich fruity, plummy, dark malts, similar rich dark flavours, again with a touch of plummy depth, maybe thins out in the finish.
exeter (335) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark colour with a great head and lacing. The taste is very smooth and smoky the dark fruit sweetness. You might think it’s dark licorice flavoured. It’s thick but great!
jonas (5737) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks for sharing Josh & Sunshine. Light smoked, roasted vinous notes, Brown, low head, red shine. A bit honey, nice roasted malt profiles, finishes on a port and single malt note.